Easy Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

My husband and I were recently on vacation and ate dinner at a local Italian restaurant.  I ordered gnocchi with a hearty meat sauce and seriously ate the whole entire platter of it within minutes.  It was amazing!  That’s pretty much when my love affair with gnocchi began. Haha!

This gnocchi casserole is my go to dinner when I don’t have a lot of time but still want to feed my family something delicious!

Serves: 4-6

Easy Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

You'll only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious casserole!

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 (16 ounce) package gnocchi (found on the pasta aisle)
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat and drain excess grease.
  3. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, remove from heat and drain.
  4. Combine sausage, gnocchi, pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour in gnocchi mixture. Spread evenly in pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Only 5 ingredients to make this Gnocchi Casserole!

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9 Responses to “Easy Gnocchi Casserole Recipe”

  1. Isn't one of the best things about vacation sampling the local Italian food! I love new Italian restaurants, even though in Buffalo, we have such good Italian food. I love this gnocchi recipe you have shared with us because it looks so easy peasy. It's kind of like visiting Disney, all I want to do when I get there is eat. eat. eat.
    • Hi Stephanie. We haven't tried freezing this recipe, but a lot of recipes online say that you can freeze it. Here is some useful information that we found on the internet - When we tried freezing a batch of gnocchi as soon as they were formed, the frozen dumplings feathered apart in boiling water. ... Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer; freeze the gnocchi until solid, about 45 minutes; and then place the frozen pieces in a zipper-lock bag and store in the freezer for up to one month.

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