There’s so many ways to prepare gnocchi. My favorite ways is this baked gnocchi and meatball skillet!

Gnocchi, meatballs and cheese loaded in a skillet and baked to perfection. Such a simple and delicious weeknight dinner for the family!


Gnocchi is one of my favorite pastas, that isn’t technically a pasta. And when it comes to weeknight meals, its gotta be easy to prep.

Throwing in some gnocchi, marinara, frozen meatballs and a little mozzarella cheese in a skillet, doesn’t get much easier than that!

Gnocchi, meatballs and cheese loaded in a skillet and baked to perfection. Such a simple and delicious weeknight dinner for the family!

I like to top it off with some fresh mozzarella balls as well. I love the texture they have and I’m kind of a cheese nut so I can’t get enough of it.

Gnocchi, meatballs and cheese loaded in a skillet and baked to perfection. Such a simple and delicious weeknight dinner for the family!

I’m constantly making batches of marinara in my house so I always have vacuum sealed back of sauce in the freezer. This is a great way to get those used up.

Gnocchi, meatballs and cheese loaded in a skillet and baked to perfection. Such a simple and delicious weeknight dinner for the family!

If you’re looking for other easy Italian dishes try this Stromboli recipe. This is an easy way to feed the family on a busy weeknight too!

Cheesy Gnocchi and Meatball Skillet

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 2359kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 lb pre-cooked italian meatballs fresh or frozen
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. In a 12 inch skillet add gnocchi, marinara sauce, meatballs and shredded cheese. stir until evenly coated. Top with fresh mozzarella balls and place in the oven. 
  • Cook for about 20-25 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and browned. Top with fresh basil and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 226g | Calories: 2359kcal | Carbohydrates: 206g | Protein: 128g | Fat: 116g | Saturated Fat: 57g | Cholesterol: 387mg | Sodium: 7293mg | Potassium: 3299mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 108.3% | Vitamin C: 65.6% | Calcium: 166% | Iron: 151.5%
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