Outdooroven recipe: Creamy gnocchi with cavolo nero

Ingredients and tools 

Serves 4 persons: 
  • 1 kg gnocchi 
  • 800 grams Italian stir-fry vegetables with cavolo nero (or create your own mix with broccoli, coarsely chopped cavolo nero and scallion and finely chopped chestnut mushrooms) 
  • Big green olives (pitted), add to taste 
  • Sundried tomatoes, add to taste 
  • 250 ml (plant based) cooking cream 
  • 250 gr ricotta cheese 
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • Frying pan with a heat-resistant handle, that fits the grill rack of the Outdooroven 
  • Large oven dish (Before you start cooking, check if the dish fits the oven – max. size: 30 x 30 cm – or use two medium size dishes) 
  • Large mixing bowl 


Step 1. Light a fire in the Outdooroven and make sure the fire burns for at least 15 minutes before you start cooking to make sure the oven can reach the proper temperature and the heat is distributed evenly throughout the oven. If you want to check the temperature inside the oven, you could use the Magnetic Thermometer (sold separately). 

Step 2. Place the grill rack inside the oven and place the frying pan on the rack. Heat the olive oil and bake the precut vegetables, olives and sundried tomatoes.
Step 3. Take a large mixing bowl to mix the gnocchi, baked vegetables, fresh ricotta and cooking cream. Season to taste. 

Step 4. Put the mixture in the oven dish and place it in the oven. Regularly check and cook until the gnocchi and vegetables are tender. 

In case you use two oven dishes instead of one:
Divide the mixture and bake the dishes one by one. When the first dish is ready, take it from the oven and cover it with a lid or aluminium foil. Place it on top of the oven to keep it warm while you bake the second dish. Once the second dish is ready, serve it and heat up the first dish for 2 more minutes inside the oven. Don’t forget to remove the lid or aluminium foil. 

Make sure the fire keeps burning steadily by frequently adding tinder. This is necessary to maintain a steady temperature in the oven.
This outdooroven is an eye-catcher in any garden! Enrich your garden or patio with the Outdooroven Original. From bread rolls for breakfast to pizza or sparibs for dinner: the outdoor oven is a real all-rounder and contains an outdoor fireplace, oven and barbecue grill in one. So you can enjoy adventurous meals outdoors all year round. In summer with a cocktail and in winter with a hot chocolate.  In the lower open compartment the wood fire is stoked. Above it is a compartment with a lockable flap, in which you can bake. The top of the Outdooroven is flat and warm enough for cooking. The outdoor oven easily reaches temperatures up to 350 degrees and is expandable with various accessories. This iconic design by Dick van Hoff is made of high-quality 3mm thick Corten steel and will last at least 10 years. The outdoor oven comes complete with pizza stone, grill grid and 1 meter stove pipe. Complete your Outdooroven with various accessories.  Light a fire, make some goodies in the outdoor oven and chat with your friends while enjoying the crackling wood fire in the background. 

The Magnetic Thermometer is used to heat your Outdoor oven to the correct temperature. Because the back is magnetic, the thermometer is easy to place on the oven. For the most accurate reading, it is important to place the thermometer on the inside of the top compartment.