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Cheesy Gnocchi and Marinara Skillet

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.

Dinner is done in less than 30 minutes and takes no time to prep. SOLD!

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.

Gnocchi is the best of both worlds in our house. It’s like a pasta for the Italian in me. But made of potato for the Irish in my wife. its easily our go-to for pasta night in our home.

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.

And if you want to add some protein to your gnocchi, you can’t go wrong with adding a little Italian sausage. I LOVE spicy Italian sausage.

I actually learned recently a better way to prepare sausage. The trick is to bring your cold sausage up to a simmer in a pan of water. Once it simmers, turn off the heat and let it come up to 140/150F.

Then sear it in a pan of oil to get the nice crispy outside and its totally worth it. The sausage cuts through like butter, and super juicy!

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.

And if you want to add a little more flavor to your gnocchi and marinara skillet, add some fresh basil to the mix. It’s my favorite thing to add to any pasta dish.

For the marinara, feel free to use your favorite canned sauce, or if you want to do a big Sunday batch, check out my marina recipe here.

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.

This gnocchi bake will serve 3-4 people easily, especially served with sausage and some garlic bread for dipping.

Gnocchi is a lot more filling than it looks but is totally worth the food coma you’ll go into!

Cheesy Gnocchi and Marinara Skillet

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gnocchi, skillet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 702
Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden brown cheese layer on top.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan
  • 4 italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil

Instructions

FOR THE GNOCCHI SKILLET

  • Preheat oven to 400F, and bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add gnocchi and cook for about 4 minutes. strain
  • In a small skillet, add gnocchi, marinara and mozzarella cheese. Stir until evenly incorporated, then top with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is golden brown

FOR THE SAUSAGE

  • In a pan of water add 4 Italian sausage links and bring up to a simmer. Turn off heat and cover. Let sausages sit in the water until the middle of the sausage reads 140-150 on a instant read digital thermometer.
  • Rinse pan and put back over medium heat with about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook until sausage is golden brown.
  • Slice and top over gnocchi skillet and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1960mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 7mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!