If making a pizza from scratch intimidates you, you’ll love this easy Pizza Baked Gnocchi dish. One pan, minimal ingredients, and all of the classic pizza flavor to crave!
It is New Years Eve! Which means every blogger on the planet is writing about fitness tips and healthy recipes combining the antioxidant power of celery juice and stone ground hemp oatmeal. That is, except me. I think you should set realistic goals for the New Years, like, “Stay fat and sleep in more.”
Nothing will help you achieve those goals more easily than a carb loaded Pizza Baked Gnocchi dripping with melted mozzarella. While your friends are Sweatin’ to the Oldies, you will be baking up a bubbling pan of happiness.
Plus, in two weeks when everyone inevitably gives up on their fitness goals, you will have the smug satisfaction of knowing you never had to choke down celery juice.
I designed this baked gnocchi recipe using ready-to-go ingredients, like store-bought marinara sauce, for an easy family supper that is hassle-free. You could substitute pizza sauce in place of the marinara, but I like the flavor and texture marinara brings to the party. Traditional pasta sauce would work in a pinch, but I don’t recommend it because you would lose a lot of the classic pizza taste.
If you really want to impress the family, make homemade gnocchi from scratch. You can make a lot in advance and freeze it so it is ready to go whenever you need it. Store bought gnocchi is good. Homemade gnocchi is phenomenal!
This Easy Pizza Baked Gnocchi fits perfectly inside a 9 Inch X 13 Inch Baking Pan. I use the Pyrex brand, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a new baking dish.
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Easy Pizza Baked Gnocchi
- 32 oz Gnocchi
- 36 oz Marinara Sauce
- 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/3 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 15 Pepperoni Slices
- Italian Seasoning for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add marinara sauce and parmesan cheese to 9×13″ baking pan and stir to combine, then add gnocchi and combine further.
- Top generously with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
- Dust lightly with Italian Seasoning.
- Place baking pan in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbling and cheese begins to brown.
- Remove from oven, let cool slightly and serve.
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