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Gnocchi Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Gnocchi Bake

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"A quick and easy blend of gnocchi, sausage, cheese, and your favorite spaghetti sauce baked together for a hearty casserole."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi, and cook until tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain grease, and stir in the spaghetti sauce. Remove from heat, and carefully mix in the cooked gnocchi and half of the mozzarella cheese. Transfer to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2007

This is pretty basic - let's face it, it's just noodles, sauce, and cheese. Your average college student can do this. However, classics are classics for a reason, and this was tasty and easy. No complaints from me or my fiancee. Changes I made: I added 2 big cloves of crushed garlic to the sausage while it was cooking, some dried basil to the sauce, used a six-cheese sauce, used more sauce than called for (1 big jar), added grated fresh parmesan to the mozzarella on top, and used half gnocchi and half cheese tortellini. A quick, tasty, throw-together meal - I won't keep the recipe on hand because come on, you make this once, you have it memorized. But I'll remember it for busy weeknight dinners in the future.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2006

I have to laugh at this "recipe". Okay. 2 stars, one to the submitter, and one to the staff... for putting it out there as a "recipe" of the day!

Sep 07, 2005

This was a nice change of pace. I made a "garlic bread topping" By toasting some bread, and throwing it in the food proccessor with little bit of melted butter, garlic, parmesan chese, and parsley. Threw it under the broiler at the end, Yum!

Jul 03, 2006

I misread the recipe & only used 8 oz. gnocchi, but still added almost double the sauce. We just like our baked pasta saucy. I used a Italian 4 cheese blend & 1 jar each Classico Roasted Garlic & Spicy Red Pepper. It gave it just the slightest bite, but wasn't too hot for my 10 year old. This recipe was so simple, but really, really good. We all ate until we were stuffed, so this is definately going into rotation. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2005

Soooo easy. I'm Italian and this is good. Only substitutions I made was I added 5 cloves minced garlic to the sausage as it was browning. I used 2 cups mozzarella instead of 1 1/2 and also I used my own homemade marinara sauce. This would be a great dish for company. Your whole family should enjoy this one.

Oct 20, 2005

This was pretty good, and very quick and easy! I used Trader Joe's gnocchi, and was going to use their pasta sauce also, but I couldn't get the darn jar open! Lol! And no one was here to help me, so I made my own sauce using a 14 oz. can of Italian tomatoes and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. It worked great. I used 1/2 lb. sausage. I also added some fresh garlic, Italian Seasonings, and parm cheese to it. I used Tillamook's Tuscan Blend shredded cheese, just on top. I will make this again.

Aug 23, 2006

I think whoever makes this better really enjoy gnocchi, because it is very "gummy", and chewy mixed in with all the cheese.. after a few bites, everyone became very full, and the texture was unpleasent, we were picking out and eating the sausage only and leaving the cheese and gnocchi. I think gnocchi only needs a simple sauce and a light spinkle of parm. However my 13 month old really enjoyed it.

Oct 05, 2006

Didn't have any italian sausage or spaghetti sauce. Did saute a package of Geneoa salami, can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, handful of fresh oregano, basil and margoram, big diced onion fresh garlic and shallots. With the mozarella and slivered parmesan to top this made a scrumptious skillet dish. So good with many wonderful textures and melting flavors.


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  • Calories
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 852 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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