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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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!
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  1. This looks absolutely delicious, Gloria! Pinned it to give it a try soon! :)
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  2. I totally agree, I love gnochhi as well! How can you go wrong with anything potato!
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  3. This looks fabulous!
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  4. It’s so gorgeous – I can’t wait to try this.
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  5. I’ve made gnocchi only a couple of times because I couldn’t get my kids on board. But, now I’m thinking this is the type of recipe that would make them love it! Pinning!!
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    • 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!

  6. Man, I needed this recipe when I tried making gnocchi for the first time! Between the sausage and the melty cheese, there is no way my family could so no to this. Your lighting was incredible for these photos! Gorgeous!
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    • 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! :)

  7. I am completely obsessed with anything Italian! This looks amazing!
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  8. I love gnocchi and I love this recipe, Gloria! It looks totally yummy. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning. Have a great week! :)
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  9. baked gnocchi, yes please! I am a huge baked pasta addict, these photos are gorgeous and make me want to reach through the screen for a bowl of my own!
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  10. This looks really yummy! Love that it is made with bought Gnocchi hello easy weeknight supper!
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  11. Looks like I need to come over for dinner! This looks amazing!
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  12. 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!

    • 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!

  13. I’m such a fan of gnocchi. I don’t cook with it nearly enough, and still haven’t tried making it from scratch… it’s on my list to do! Loving this gnocchi bake… looks so comforting!
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  14. 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!

    • 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! :)

  15. It is getting cold here, so this gnocchi bake looks like a real comfort food that I am craving :)
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  16. Gnocchi is the best!! Never made my own, sadly. Italian sausage is my favorite for italian dishes. This meal just sounds so comforting and flavorful!! Baked pastas might be my favorite too ;) The spinach is a nice touch, trying to be all sneaky with adding veggies huh?? Haha nicely done Gloria! Thank you!
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    • 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

  17. Wow! This is making me hungry. Another great way to get my son to eat Spinach, lol.

  18. I’m getting really hungry now. Especially as I don’t know what to make for dinner. I think I found some inspiration. :)
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  19. I love easy and I love gnocchi!! This is a keeper Gloria!
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  20. Italian food and I are soul mates. I wish I was joking but I am not. In fact I just finished making pesto garlic bread and alla checca pasta. I love gnocchi and sausage and cheese, can I come over for dinner pleasE?!
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  21. This looks so comforting and delicious!
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  22. 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!

  23. This looks comforting but still full of fresh veggies – love it!
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  24. This looks absolutely delicious!! Love gnocchi!

  25. 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!!

  26. Everything you make is amazing. Ah-may-zing! Seriously. of course, when do you ever do less than impress? My dad served a mission in Italy, so we grew up on homemade noodles, gnocchi, and the best pasta sauces. Thanks for the reminder of how awesome it could be.
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  27. 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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  28. 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!

  29. 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 :)

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