Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

Karly Campbell | Buns in my Oven Updated

Gnocchi Casserole is exactly what your family needs tonight. Topped with fresh mozzarella slices, your family won't be able to resist!

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.

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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.

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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!

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Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 pound Ground Pork
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 28 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 16 ounce package Potato Gnocchi
  • 6 slices Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and tomato paste. Cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often.
  5. 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.
  6. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and top with the mozzarella slices and parsley.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately. 

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Author: Karly Campbell
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 221
Calories 561

% Daily Value*
43%
Total Fat 28g
42%
  Saturated Fat 8g
36%
Sodium 869mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
54%
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Karly Campbell

About Karly

Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts and casseroles, here on Food Fanatic.