Summertime Gnocchi with Lemon, Squash, Feta & Herbs

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 8 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 477


  • 25g


  • 50g


  • 13g




  • 1 lb Gnocchi
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Summer Squash, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons
  • 1 Zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 Oz Crumbled Feta
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme, leaves removed
  • ⅓ Cup Fresh Basil, torn
  • GGluten:

    Substitute traditional gnocchi for gluten-free gnocchi

  • DDairy:

    Substitute feta cheese for a dairy-free cheese alternative


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Prepare Gnocchi Cook gnocchi in a large pot according to package directions. Using a slotted spoon, remove gnocchi from pot and set aside in a large bowl.

  • 3.

    Combine and Sauté In a large skillet, heat the oil until it shimmers, then add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the sliced zucchini and summer squash to the skillet and sauté, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 7-8 minutes.

  • 4.

    Garnish & Serve Once cooked, pour the squash mixture over the gnocchi. Sprinkle in the lemon juice, feta, thyme, and basil. Stir to evenly coat and serve.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from realsimple.com

Nourishment Notes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats. These types of fats may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. This is important because women with MS may be at higher risk of developing heart disease. The oleic acid in olive oil may also reduce inflammation.

Summer Squash & Zucchini

A plant-based diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, may be incredibly beneficial for those with MS due to their high antioxidant levels. Antioxidants may help to slow the disease progression of MS by preventing cell damage caused by free radicals in the body.

Fatigue Buster

  • Use Dried Herbs

    Instead of using fresh herbs, sprinkle liberally with dried thyme and basil.

  • Use Pre-Minced Garlic

    Use pre-minced garlic instead of garlic cloves.

  • Use a Mandoline

    Use a mandoline to quickly cut squash into rounds.

  • Reduce Clean Up Time

    If using a deep skillet, cook the gnocchi and squash in the same dish to reduce clean up time.

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