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Healthy BurgerFit Gnocchi

BurgerFit deconstructed butternut squash gnocchi
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This Healthy BurgerFit Gnocchi recipe is a delicious and healthy dish for any time of the year, but particularly with Thanksgiving coming up! It has lots of fall flavors incorporated into it and is always a crowd-pleaser! If you’re following certain dietary lifestyles, you can omit the parmesan cheese to make it dairy-free and use gluten-free noodles to make it gluten-free!

What inspired the recipe?

Gnocchi is a food that is close to my heart. When my husband and I first started dating in 2011, he took me to this cute little restaurant for lunch. He said their gnocchi was out of this world and recommended I try it. I had never even heard of gnocchi but I am always up for trying something new! He was right, the gnocchi was amazing- so much that it inspired this BurgerFit Gnocchi Recipe.

Fun fact: while we were at lunch, I got a call from the massage place wondering where I was. I had forgotten I had scheduled a massage that day so I scarfed my food down and ran out the door, leaving my now-husband to finish lunch by himself!

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This Healthy BurgerFit Gnocchi recipe is super easy to prepare, filling, and delicious!

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BurgerFit Gnocchi Recipe

This BurgerFit Deconstructed Gnocchi is full of fall flavors and a crowd-pleaser for any occasion!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: BurgerFit, Butternut Squash Burger, fall, gnocchi
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal


Sheet pan
Measuring spoons
Utensil for mixing
Pot with Lid


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp, 1 tsp cooking fat divided
  • 1 zucchini optional
  • 2 cups chopped kale or spinach
  • 9 oz package of gnocchi
  • 1-2 BurgerFit burgers
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts divided


  • Place cubed butternut squash on a baking sheet and cover in cooking fat and salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Squash will start to brown on the edges
  • While the butternut squash is cooking, chop zucchini and saute in a skillet on medium heat with 1 tbsp cooking fat and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook 3-5 minutes (or until desired tenderness), stirring occasionally. Cut leftover BurgerFit burgers into bite-size pieces and add to the pan to warm up.
  • Cook gnocchi as instructed on package. After draining, mix in greens while still hot. This helps cook the greens a little but not too much.
  • Mix ¼ cup parmesan cheese and ¼ cup pine nuts with butternut squash, zucchini, BurgerFit burger pieces, gnocchi, and the greens. Sprinkle remaining parmesan and pine nuts on top.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15649IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 4mg
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If gnocchi isn’t your thing or you don’t have it on hand when it is time to start cooking, you can swap it out for noodles. We love this recipe with garbanzo bean noodles too!

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Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

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  • Danielle_23 says:

    5 stars
    This gnocchi burger recipe is so quick to make, versatile and makes a stunning dinner party dish, it looks so good on the plate. Between the kale and spinach, I like it more with the spinach. You may also want to add the zucchini as it brings so much flavor to the entire dish. I am so happy to be able to share this dish to my family.

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