Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake

Plump potato dumplings with Italian sausage and tomatoes.  Surrounded with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake is a fast and hearty meal your whole family will love!

Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake with #cheese

I am addicted to gnocchi.

Pillowy potato dumplings that literally melt in your mouth!

This word alone sounds all fancy.  But, it’s as simple as… a potato!

Adding potatoes to just about anything can bring so much creation to the table.

Same with the gnocchi.  

I wanted to put together all of my favorite ingredients, pop it in the oven and call it good.

If you have constant hungry boys at your house, like I do, there’s no time to sit and hear them whine wait for dinner to come out of the oven. 

This Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake is so easy and fast to put together, you can make this for dinner on a weekday!

Trying to make a meal that requires my whole family to enjoy, is sometimes a challenge.  

And, this gnocchi bake is a winner!

Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake with #sausage

Making this is a breeze!  

If you have more time to spare, you may want to use fresh tomatoes and even make your own Homemade Potato Gnocchi recipe from scratch!  Jamie with Love Bakes Good Cakes has that amazing recipe!  Super easy and very delicious!

Or, you may purchase the packages of potato gnocchi at your local grocery store.  

Either route you take, I am sure you are going to love this easy dish which has a lot of texture and taste in every single bite!

Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake with #gnocchi

Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake
Serves 4
Plump potato dumplings with Italian sausage and tomatoes. Surrounded with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake is a fast and hearty meal your whole family will love!
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  1. 14 ounce package potato gnocchi
  2. 1 1/4 pound ground Italian sausage
  3. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  4. 1 (28 ounce) can Italian diced tomatoes, do not drain.
  5. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  6. 1 medium shallot, diced
  7. 1 bulb garlic, peeled, chopped or pressed
  8. 4 ounces fresh baby spinach
  9. 1 cup mozzarella, grated
  10. 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook gnocchi as directed on back of package. Drain and set aside (or cook while browning sausage).
  3. Brown sausage in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add chopped red bell pepper, onion, shallot, garlic and saute for 4 minutes with the meat. Gently stir in the cooked gnocchi and saute with the sausage and vegetables for 3 more minutes.
  4. Pour in can of tomatoes (with juice) and fresh spinach. Stir together until spinach starts to welt.
  5. Transfer into a baking dish. Sprinkle with cheeses and bake uncovered for 10 minutes to melt the cheese. (You may leave it all in the large skillet and put a lid on it to melt the cheese, instead of putting in oven.) Enjoy!
Simply Gloria
Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake with #tomatoes

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    • says

      Cindy, so funny you say that. Because, I’ve tried to get my boys on board, too. It wasn’t until I made this dish and they couldn’t stop eating it!

    • says

      Mary Frances, you are so, so sweet! Photographing dinner while pesky boys ready to dive right in was so hard. There happened to be tons of light in the kitchen that time… which I normally don’t photograph when the fam is bugging me. It’s very distracting! 🙂

  1. says

    We know exactly how you feel about the hungry boys. And like you, totally obsessed over gnocchi. We pick it up from Trader Joe’s all the time. This looks incredibly good and so easy to make. Love this Gloria!

    • says

      I’d have to say that I’ve never stepped into a Trader Joe’s… sounds fun, though! (We live in the mountains…) Thanks so much, Matt!

  2. says

    Wow! Give me a fork! What an easy, quick and delicious dinner! I don’t make gnocchi ever, just something I don’t ever think about trying. I am gonna grab a pkg or two next time at the store! Thanks!

    • says

      Tahny, you’ll have to let me know what you think. It took the boys to finally like it after I made this dish. I messed around with the gnocchi before.. and you should have seen their faces! 🙂

    • says

      Kelly, you are too funny! I surprised myself with this dish… because I’m not a veggie person. (Depends on the dish.) But, this is the only way this big girl will eat the spinach. lol

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Ahhhh – thanks for the shout-out, Gloria!! 🙂 I saw the gnocchi and I had to come and check this out – seriously, I love the stuff!! As a matter of fact, I love everything about this dish!! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. says

    This looks wonderful! I love gnocchi, we made it from scratch for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was great! I love the way you cooked it, sounds like a delicious meal!!

  5. says

    Gloria, this looks so, so delicioso! This Italian girl is going to be all over anything with gnocchi and cheese Wait, I think I hear my grandmother cheering for you from above…I do! 😉 She would LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! (pinned, of course!)
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  6. says

    Person, We required this particular recipe as i tried out generating gnocchi pertaining to initially! Between lean beef along with the melty dairy products, there isn’t a way his dad could possibly thus not any to this. The lighting effects was awesome pertaining to these kind of pics! Lovely!

  7. says

    We are a huge fan of anything baked and cheesy and this gnocchi looks amazing! I am always on the look out for easy and comforting meals like this. These are such gorgeous photos too Gloria! Pinning 🙂

  8. Renda says

    Made this recipe and it was wonderful — the family said it tasted like a restaurant dish — even with the cheese, it was very fresh tasting and light (no heavy cream), which is good! Definitely a keeper!

  9. says

    Gloria, thanks for this delicious recipe, i love Italian food,and gnocchi are amazing .this is the 4th or 5th time I’m making this recipe ,its simple to make and comes out delicious. Love it…….


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