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Baked Gnocchi with Sausage

Baked Gnocchi with Sausage is a simple dinner for the whole family. Soft gnocchi is baked with Italian sausage sauce and cheese on top. Simple ingredients come together to make comfort food at its best!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked gnocchi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 867kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage I used mild
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded gouda cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease 2 quart or 13" x 9" baking dish. Set aside.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in water for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat up olive oil.
  • Add onion and saute until almost translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add Italian sausage and cook until brown, then 4 to 5 minutes longer OR until darker brown bits form at the bottom of the pan (you want the Maillard reaction) which will add even more flavor.
  • Add Italian seasoning and crushed tomatoes. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Stir everything together and bring to a simmer.
  • Add gnocchi and stir with the sauce. Remove from heat and pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Top gnocchi with cheese and bake in the oven for 20 minutes OR until bubbly along the edges and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes, then serve. Garnish with fresh basil or Italian parsley.


  • You can use ground beef or turkey in place of Italian sausage. Increase Italian seasoning to 2 and 1/ teaspoons.
  • You can use ricotta cheese in place of mozzarella.
  • Skip the meat and use mushrooms. Add spinach too!
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 472mg | Iron: 8mg