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Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

You know, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m from the Midwest. I mean, based on the number of casseroles I make in a week, it’s pretty obvious.

You fancy Californians with your sprouted flours and your steamed girl parts (sorry, had to go there) don’t do a whole lot of casseroles, I imagine. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

Gnocchi Casserole Photo

And New Yorkers? I picture you being too busy dining at all the fancy restaurants to bother with cooking. So, probably I am wrong about that one, but in my head you guys eat out every single night and it’s always somewhere chic and new and very trendy. I’m jealous.

Gnocchi Casserole Picture

And you Southern people. I love you best of all.

You probably do go for the casserole every now and then, because you’re awesome and not at all afraid of butter or cheese. But, mostly it’s fried chicken and homemade biscuits and some kind of icky greens.

I will totally look past your weird obsession with cooked weeds if you’ll just keep on keepin’ on with the fried chicken and biscuits, deal? Also, sweet tea.

I love your sweet tea.

So, anyway, I’m from the Midwest and I eat a long of dang casseroles. (And corn. Midwesterners can eat the heck out of some corn.) I thought I’d get all fancy on you guys today with this gnocchi casserole.

I mean, okay, gnocchi really isn’t that fancy, but it’s fancier than my usual box of spaghetti noodles, right?

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I cheated and used packaged gnocchi in this recipe. You can totally use homemade if that’s your thing! In fact, here’s a perfect potato gnocchi recipe for you!

I used my quick and dirty spaghetti sauce for this one, because it’s good for a weeknight meal. If you’re making this on a day when you have more time, give my homemade spaghetti sauce a try.

It cooks for a few hours which lets the flavors meld a little better. Either version is pretty fab, though!

Gnocchi Casserole Pic
Gnocchi Casserole Photo

Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

Karly Campbell
Gnocchi Casserole is exactly what your family needs tonight. Topped with fresh mozzarella slices, your family won’t be able to resist!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 560.75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 0.5 Ground Beef
  • 0.5 Ground Pork
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 2 Garlic Minced
  • 1 Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tomato Paste
  • 1 Potato Gnocchi
  • 6 Fresh Mozzarella
  • 0.5 Dried Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Brown the beef and pork together in a deep skillet over medium heat. When the meat is nearly cooked through, add the onion to the pan and continue cooking until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and tomato paste. Cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often.
  • While the sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain and add to the pot of sauce. Gently toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and top with the mozzarella slices and parsley.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 560.75kcalCarbohydrates: 32.25gProtein: 26.75gFat: 27.63gSaturated Fat: 8.38gSodium: 869.38mgSugar: 0.25g
Keyword Baked, Casseroles, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Gnocchi, Italian, Pasta
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