30 minutes are all you need to get a bowl of gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta on the table! It’s a great easy weeknight meal that even the pickiest eaters will love.
gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta

So, apparently hiring movers is this secret magical thing that the.boy tried to hide from me all these years because he’s all DIY, but really is the best thing that ever happened to us.

Especially when the movers in question are basically Olympians who can leap up five flights of stairs in a single bound.

But disguised as ordinary Russian dudes from Queens.

Guys, I’ll keep your secret.

gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta

The only awkward part of the whole process was all the sitting and watching and pointing to where I wanted things while they were sweating through their pants.

It just felt kind of weird.

Also, their faces when they discovered how many cookbooks I own. I mean, OBVIOUSLY I have a problem, but I like to think it’s the good kind.

We really did not see eye-to-eye on that.

gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta

Anyway, everything made it to the upper Upper East Side mostly unscathed, even my plates and my stand mixers, the latter of which I insisted on hauling into a cab with me and moving myself.

I mean, would you let movers just throw your babies in the back of a truck and hope for the best? I think not.

gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta

This weekend felt more like summer than actual summer, which was unfortunate for the movers, but totally fortunate for me because, as you can see, I am still in summer eating mode! And at least if it is 90+ degrees, I have an excuse for it.

I understand if you are already diving into fall and not looking back, but if so then you should either save this gnocchi recipe for next year or ceasefire on the pumpkin recipes for 30 minutes to make this. It comes together in the time it takes to boil water and is full of fresh zucchini, corn, basil flavor, with a drizzle of feta on top and gnocchi for some good old carb action. So really, you have no excuse not to.

gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta

Gnocchi with Summer Squash, Corn, Basil, and Feta
30 minutes are all you need to get a bowl of gnocchi with summer squash, corn, basil, and feta on the table! It's a great easy weeknight meal that even the pickiest eaters will love.
Yield: 4 servings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 summer squash, chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 zucchini, chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 ears of corn
  • ¼ cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz gnocchi
  • 4 oz feta, crumbled
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Stir in the summer squash and zucchini cubes. Saute for 5-6 minutes, or until starting to soften. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Stir the corn and basil into the pot. Remove from the heat.
  4. Prepare the gnocchi according to package directions. Toss the gnocchi with the summer squash mixture and the feta cheese. Serve warm
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Serving size: ¼ of recipe

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61 Responses to Gnocchi with Summer Squash, Corn, Basil, and Feta

  1. First of all, I love everything about this dish! Gotta sneak in those last few summer ingredients before fall is officially here.
    Secondly, we hired movers this weekend too and are so glad we did. It was a brutally hot day! Good luck settling in.

  2. I love gnocchi with vegetables. . one of my favorites. . while living in Seattle, I took a hand made pasta making class and made gnocchi for the first time and I actually just ordered a gnocchi rolling board which arrived late last week. . can you guess what I’ll be making soon? and hooray for Olympian sized Russian movers from Queens. Word.

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    We kind of skipped spring on our side; it went from freezing to scorching in a single day. It’s full-on summer here – helllloo-oow sweet corn! Hurray for summer and delicious gnocchi and veggies! 🙂
    Hope you’re loving your new place!

  4. Julia says:

    Glad you made it through the move safe and sound, sweaty pants and all! I’ve moved waaaay too many times in the past 6 years and wish I had used movers each and every time. Next time I move, I will 200% be using them. Your gnocchi? Delicious. Light, simple, comforting! Yum!

  5. Beth says:

    I would put any season on hold for this gorgeous meal. Yum!

  6. This looks crazy good!! Thanks for sharing my salad girl!

  7. Meg says:

    Glad you’re all moved! If we ever move again (and that’s a big “if” — I’m not leaving this crazy place anytime soon), I would seriously consider hiring movers. It was pretty much unbearable going from the condo to the house, and they’re a mere 15 minutes apart!

    This looks really delicious! Though I’ll admit to being ready to say goodbye for summer and actually dragged all my fall decor out last night, I wouldn’t be opposed to one more squash-filled meal as a send-off.

  8. Trisha says:

    I’m totally in denial of the fact that summer is ending so…..bring it on! I love all the fresh summer flavors here, and gnocchi + feta =DONE.

    Hiring professional movers is totally the way to go. We’re going to do that next time too. 🙂

  9. Movers (and packers) are the most worth-it expense of all time.

    I’m back and forth between what I want to eat (so not ready to give up watermelon) so I’m all for mixing in summer meals!

  10. SallyBR says:

    good to know things are “moving along” (could not resist)

    I am so far behind reading blogs it’s not even funny.

    I am very curious to find out how many cookbooks you have, but I won’t ask. You could ask the same for me, and I’ll be in trouble 😉

  11. So glad you hired movers to help you! We did all our moving ourselves in the beginning, but it goes so much faster with movers and you don’t end up with an aching back ;). This looks and sounds fantastic! Pinned!

  12. Heather says:

    I have yet to make gnocchi, and I’m not sure why I still haven’t done so. As for movers – such a good idea. I’ve decided that’s what we’re doing the next time we move, and maybe even hiring professional packers… we have an unhealthy amount of glassware that is a pain to pack.

  13. Glad to hear that the move went well and hopefully those Olympic movers were uber-careful with your precious kitchen equipment! 😉
    This gnocchi looks like the perfect way to use up the last of the summer squash and I LOVE how easy it looks—hello, weeknight dinner. 😀

  14. Good to know that the move went smoothly. Your gnocchi looks healthy and delicious.

  15. Hahahah … I couldn’t help but laugh when I read about your move — I recently made a big move too across town and the shock of how many cookbooks I owned was a huge shock and I TOTALLY get the stand mixer dilemma – you wouldn’t throw a family member in a truck, why would you place your mixer in one 🙂 hahahaa … mine had to ride with me too!

    Also, this recipe — Mmm … sounds lovely and I love how beautiful it looks too – pretty food, has a way with me

  16. I definitely need to hire movers the next time I move! Such a good plan. Also, this looks awesome!! All that zucchini…yum!

  17. Just looking at the zucchini and corn is making me miss summer already. I’m holding on for dear life! But it’s not helping. Looks perfect!
    Happy Monday Joanne!

  18. Yayyyy another way to use all my summer squash!! I have so much in the garden this year!

  19. sandra says:

    we have never hired movers in the 49 years I have been on this planet – and I’ve moved quite a bit. But I swear that the next move will definitely involve some sweaty strangers with bulging muscles and foreign accents. I’m just too old.

  20. Not a chance in hell would I separate from my stand mixer, so I feel ya!

  21. Love simple dishes like this! I’m not ready to give up sweet corn yet!

  22. I’m all into fall right now, but I could totally go back to summer for a bit to have this pasta. It looks delicious!!! And yes, movers are the most wonderful thing EVER. If only they weren’t so expensive!

  23. Zainab says:

    Movers are the best!!! So with you on the summer train. Love this 🙂

  24. Mary Frances says:

    Hooray for movers! Especially when they’re Olympians in disguise. Very nice. And hey, I just spread my cookbooks throughout the whole house so the number doesn’t seem as obsessive. Not that it is obsessive …
    I will admit, I am kind of obsessed with squash right now! This gnocchi is perfect for bridging summer and fall!

  25. I hardly even had time to let it be summer (and the weather certainly didn’t cooperate) so I should probably backtrack and eat a big bowl of this. If there’s anything I love more than feta, it’s carbs. and more carbs. And zucchini.

  26. Haha when I put most of my stuff into storage I was a bit hesitant to put my stand mixer in there. But my parents had one so it didn’t make sense to bring it with me so I padded it up a lot in a big box and put it in a spot where it wouldn’t tip over for any reason. I did keep my pasta rollers and ice cream maker attachments though and plenty of food props. Although I did store away all my fall/winter holiday stuff because I thought I would’ve found a job by now. Which means now I have to buy more gah!

  27. Monica says:

    I think you might very well be the reason why I keep wanting to buy fresh corn!

  28. Pam says:

    Glad the move was successful. I am loving this gnocchi – great combination of flavors and textures.

  29. Sarah says:

    Mmm this looks delicious! Also congrats on the move and getting the stand mixers to your new apartment safely!

  30. This dish looks delicious, so many fresh and colorful ingredients!
    We live on the 5th floor without elevators and the only thing that I know for sure is that we´re definitely hiring movers when we move from here 😛

  31. P says:

    Love how you are still holding on to summer. I have to say I’m sort of on the fall bandwagon though…I made my first pumpkin purchase yesterday while grocery shopping. It’s one of those super tiny tiger baby pumpkins, but I’m looking forward to chopping it up and throwing it in the crockpot 😀

  32. I hired some movers when I was moving out of DC, and it felt very weird watching them do everything! I feel you on that one. There was no elevator in my last apartment, so I was not about to hall a heavy dresser, my bed, and bookshelves all by myself! Love the gnocchi!

  33. Christina says:

    Yes Please 🙂 Please stay summer, please stay.

  34. I totally get that! When we moved, I felt bad for our Russian guys….they pulled everything into our new house – with broken AC in the hottest summer week we had…. over 95 degrees! Yikes! Glad you are settled in! Dish looks delicious 🙂

  35. Kelly says:

    So happy you hired movers to help 🙂 Hope you are getting settled in nicely. Will always love summer flavors and veggies – this gnocchi looks and sounds fantastic!

  36. This bowl of goodness looks so fresh and delicious! And stand mixers, plural?? This is why I love you.

  37. Lisa says:

    So nourishing and lovely documented too. Heh, I know what you mean about cookbooks – I can never seem to get enough of them and I am always looking around on the web for more ideas. An addiction it is 🙂

  38. Kathy says:

    Everything about this dish is fabulous! I would love to be eating it for my dinner tonight! Gnocchi is so good! And yes it did feel more like summer this weekend then it has for the past few weeks!

  39. cheri says:

    So glad your move went smoothly and I totally understand why you hand carried your stand mixer. Love this dish!!

  40. Megan says:

    Jeff’s friends helped us move and they would all groan whenever they saw a box labeled “Megan Books” and believe me there were tons of those!! I have way too many cookbooks too. This gnocchi dish looks like what I want to eat every night all summer long.

  41. You’re hilarious 😉 I have 6 brothers and 3 sons so unfortunately I don’t need strong Russian men to move my stuff but I did get the very same reaction when they saw my box(es) of cookbooks and gadgets. I’ve never tried gnocchi for fear it is smushy? Is it smushy?

  42. I am happy to here that you had movers to move you. It’s so much work to do it yourself. I love the gnocchi with the vegetables.

  43. Nope!! Never trust the movers with your KitchenAid mixer. No way. I did the same thing! I strapped mine in with the seat belt in the front seat.

    I’m still all about the summer recipes (plus some pumpkin goodies) right now. This gnocchi dish looks quite tasty.

  44. Eileen says:

    Glad to hear your move went ok! Movers really are THE BEST. We are well into the “never moving ourselves ever again” stage, fortunately. 🙂 These gnocchi sound delicious! You have to love the late summer veg harvest.

  45. Glad the move went smoothly. I would also move my stand mixer myself 🙂

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  47. Katerina says:

    I am so glad your move went smoothly! These gnocchi are right up my alley!

  48. Kathryn says:

    Yay summer! When I was in NY last week, I think they had the hottest day of the year. It was crazy!

  49. Movers are key. We keep using the same movers… and we move a lot. 4 times in the last 3 years. Aie! The cookbook collection is hard to hide by that point.

  50. I am gonna eat summer squash and zucchs – like in this delectable recipe- all winter and pretend its summer all year long! Glad the move went well!

  51. Kate says:

    The first time we hired movers was the first time I felt like a real grownup.

  52. Every time we’ve moved Paul always suggests we save money and do it ourselves. I always laugh uncontrollably, and then start calling trucking companies. Because…no. Summer corn should never end!

  53. Danguole says:

    I will never go back to not hiring movers–once I went that route, I was all “TAKE ALL MY MONEY PLEASE, ARE YOU SURE THIS IS ENOUGH?”

    Anyway, I love this dish! Double the starch, double the fun, I say.

  54. Reeni says:

    I’m still eating summer and this is full of everything I love! Carbs + cheese + veggies = perfectiong. I’m glad all went well! The first time I hired movers I felt pretty much the same as you. It’s definitely money well spent.

  55. Deborah says:

    Oh my goodness – the last 2 times we moved, we hired movers. Best. money. ever. I will never move on my own again! And I am loving absolutely everything about this dish!!

  56. I love summer squash and zucchini, and am not ready to give them up! My plant is still producing, in my garden, so I don’t have to quite yet. I even have gnocchi in my pantry, so this will be happening this week!

  57. grace says:

    while i’ve only tasted gnocchi once or twice in my life and never eaten a full portion, i love everything else about this dish! nice summery twist on pasta!

  58. Courtney says:

    Girl, I am right there with you. Hold the pumpkin until it’s less than 90 degrees. I’m still enjoying summer food and drinks and will as long as I can!

  59. chloe says:

    I made this tonight with Capello’s gluten-free almond flour gnocchi and it was AMAZING. So good. Like one of the best things I have made in a while!!!!

  60. I recently got Ian to love gnocchi (the secret is to call them pillows!). He will love this one!

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