Slow Cooker Pepperonata

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    4hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Soft, pillowy gnocchi soak up all the sweet, comforing flavors of this tasty pepper stew. Top with plenty of parmesan for a simply and delicious meal.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Green bell pepper icon
    Green bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Yellow bell pepper icon
    Yellow bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
    368.88 g (about 1)
  • Gnocchi icon
    454 g (about 3 cups)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    as needed
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1 tbsp (about 8.1 g)
  • Superfine sugar icon
    Superfine sugar
    1 tsp (about 4.05 g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    2 sprigs
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    ¾ cup (about 160.8 g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    as needed


  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Heat olive oil to a clean large cast iron skillet
  2. Add onion to the large cast iron skillet
  3. Fry until softened
  4. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and garlic clove to the large cast iron skillet
  5. Fry - 2 min
  6. Stir in all purpose flour to the large cast iron skillet
  7. Mix in superfine sugar, fresh basil, vegetable stock and canned tomatoes to the large cast iron skillet
  8. Boil
  9. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  10. Pour content of large cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl and cover
  11. Cook in slow cooker until tender - 4 hr, high heat
  12. Add water and salt to a clean large saucepan
  13. Boil
  14. Add gnocchi to the large saucepan
  15. Cook until floating - 3 min
  16. Drain
  17. Retrieve slow cooker bowl
  18. Stir gnocchi into slow cooker bowl gently
  19. Get a clean large serving bowl
  20. Spoon gnocchi into large serving bowl
  21. Sprinkle with fresh basil and parmesan cheese
  22. Serve
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