A quick and easy blend of gnocchi, sausage, cheese, and your favorite spaghetti sauce baked together for a hearty casserole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi, and cook until tender, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain grease, and stir in the spaghetti sauce. Remove from heat, and carefully mix in the cooked gnocchi and half of the mozzarella cheese. Transfer to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 15.1g 30% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fat 19.8g 30% DV; cholesterol 48.7mg 16% DV; sodium 852mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2007
This is pretty basic - let's face it, it's just noodles, sauce, and cheese. Your average college student can do this. However, classics are classics for a reason, and this was tasty and easy. No complaints from me or my fiancee. Changes I made: I added 2 big cloves of crushed garlic to the sausage while it was cooking, some dried basil to the sauce, used a six-cheese sauce, used more sauce than called for (1 big jar), added grated fresh parmesan to the mozzarella on top, and used half gnocchi and half cheese tortellini. A quick, tasty, throw-together meal - I won't keep the recipe on hand because come on, you make this once, you have it memorized. But I'll remember it for busy weeknight dinners in the future. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2006
I think whoever makes this better really enjoy gnocchi, because it is very "gummy", and chewy mixed in with all the cheese.. after a few bites, everyone became very full, and the texture was unpleasent, we were picking out and eating the sausage only and leaving the cheese and gnocchi. I think gnocchi only needs a simple sauce and a light spinkle of parm. However my 13 month old really enjoyed it. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2007
This is pretty basic - let's face it, it's just noodles, sauce, and cheese. Your average college student can do this. However, classics are classics for a reason, and this was tasty and easy. No complaints from me or my fiancee. Changes I made: I added 2 big cloves of crushed garlic to the sausage while it was cooking, some dried basil to the sauce, used a six-cheese sauce, used more sauce than called for (1 big jar), added grated fresh parmesan to the mozzarella on top, and used half gnocchi and half cheese tortellini. A quick, tasty, throw-together meal - I won't keep the recipe on hand because come on, you make this once, you have it memorized. But I'll remember it for busy weeknight dinners in the future. Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2005
This was a nice change of pace. I made a "garlic bread topping" By toasting some bread, and throwing it in the food proccessor with little bit of melted butter, garlic, parmesan chese, and parsley. Threw it under the broiler at the end, Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
I misread the recipe & only used 8 oz. gnocchi, but still added almost double the sauce. We just like our baked pasta saucy. I used a Italian 4 cheese blend & 1 jar each Classico Roasted Garlic & Spicy Red Pepper. It gave it just the slightest bite, but wasn't too hot for my 10 year old. This recipe was so simple, but really, really good. We all ate until we were stuffed, so this is definately going into rotation. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2005
Soooo easy. I'm Italian and this is good. Only substitutions I made was I added 5 cloves minced garlic to the sausage as it was browning. I used 2 cups mozzarella instead of 1 1/2 and also I used my own homemade marinara sauce. This would be a great dish for company. Your whole family should enjoy this one. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2005
This was pretty good and very quick and easy! I used Trader Joe's gnocchi and was going to use their pasta sauce also but I couldn't get the darn jar open! Lol! And no one was here to help me so I made my own sauce using a 14 oz. can of Italian tomatoes and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. It worked great. I used 1/2 lb. sausage. I also added some fresh garlic Italian Seasonings and parm cheese to it. I used Tillamook's Tuscan Blend shredded cheese just on top. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2006
I think whoever makes this better really enjoy gnocchi, because it is very "gummy", and chewy mixed in with all the cheese.. after a few bites, everyone became very full, and the texture was unpleasent, we were picking out and eating the sausage only and leaving the cheese and gnocchi. I think gnocchi only needs a simple sauce and a light spinkle of parm. However my 13 month old really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
Didn't have any italian sausage or spaghetti sauce. Did saute a package of Geneoa salami, can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, handful of fresh oregano, basil and margoram, big diced onion fresh garlic and shallots. With the mozarella and slivered parmesan to top this made a scrumptious skillet dish. So good with many wonderful textures and melting flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
We loved this! I used frozen gnocchi and doubled the amount of sauce and cheese. My husband could not get enough of this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2007
This was easy and excellent! I only used 2/3 jar of tomato sauce and used Trader Joe's whole wheat gnocchi (you can't tell the difference!). Also we used sweet chicken italian sausage links sliced and also added one small diced red pepper and some sliced mushrooms. It was fantastic! Read More
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