Quick Pan-fried Gnocchi with Vegan “Minced Meat“ and Bell Pepper

In our category "20 minute meals" we regularly publish fresh and delicious dishes that you can prepare in (almost) no time. Especially after a long day at work, most of us are not really into cooking in the kitchen forever. But with these recipes we prove that you can still cook something fresh even if you're 'in a rush'. Today, we will cook pan-fried gnocchi with vegan minced meat and bell peppers. All you need is a frying pan – yes, this is also a one-pot dinner!

Vegan "raw" minced 'meat' can be found in almost every supermarket by now (at least in Berlin), but besides this hearty ingredient we will also add a more fresh component with the combination of paprika and fresh bell pepper. This dish always reminds me a bit of Hungarian cuisine, since bell peppers play such a central role in their dishes. We added gnocchi to our 20-minute-dinner which are also pan-fried (or cooked) in just a few minutes and which will fill you up for sure. And before we tell you more here, let’s start with cooking. We’re looking forward to serve you these hearty pan-fried gnocchi in 20 minutes!

Quick Pan-fried Gnocchi with Vegan “Minced Meat“ and Bell Pepper

2 servings
20 minutes


  • 400 g (14 oz) vegan gnocchi
  • 200 g (7 oz) vegan minced 'meat'
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley for serving


  1. Peel red onion and garlic. Finely chop garlic. Halve and thinly slice red onion. Wash and deseed bell pepper, then cut into stripes.

  2. Heat vegan butter (or vegetable oil) in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry onion and garlic until translucent. Afterwards, add vegan minced meat and bell pepper and fry for approx. 3-4 minutes. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Add the vegan gnocchi and fry according to package instructions (it usually takes 3-4 minutes). Before serving, season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for serving.

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