Weeknight Baked Gnocchi

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi - Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi - Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

Remember that homemade gnocchi I posted last month? Well, I promised you a “baked gnocchi recipe coming soon, smothered in marinara sauce, ground beef and all the cheese.”

Well, here it is as promised. Completely baked and completely smothered in everything that is good in life. Marinara sauce, ground beef, and all the melted mozzarella cheese.

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi - Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

You can absolutely use store-bought gnocchi (no judgment here) but homemade is truly best if you can swing it. For the marinara, sometimes I’ll use a homemade sauce if I have some leftover or I use Rao’s – my new favorite sauce. SO SO GOOD.

The ingredient list is super short and this comes together very quickly – it’s just the bake time that can be a little long. So bake, serve and reheat as needed because the leftovers taste even better the very next day.

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi - Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi

Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family!

15 minutes35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 6 cups cooked gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion, and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Stir in marinara sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 5 minutes. Stir in gnocchi, Parmesan and parsley until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Spread gnocchi mixture into the prepared baking dish; top with mozzarella. Place into oven and bake until bubbly, about 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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