Easy Creamy Gnocchi Bake
Pillow-y soft gnocchi pasta are coated in a tomato cream sauce and then topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Just one pan and about 30 minutes and dinner is ready!
Oven safe skillet
red pepper flakes
vacuum packed gnocchi
(heaping) shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 400°.
In an oven safe skillet add the olive oil over medium-low heat. Soften the onions in the oil for 5 minutes.
Tip: Don't let the onions brown, if they begin to brown or caramelize turn the heat down.
Add the garlic and sauté another 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste, sugar, kosher salt, basil, and red pepper flakes.
Pour in the heavy cream and simmer lightly for about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the drained tomatoes, marinara sauce, and gnocchi.
Tip: if your skillet isn't oven safe go ahead and transfer the mixture to a baking pan.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes.
If you like a little browning on your cheese, broil for an additional 2 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes and then serve!
Give your onions plenty of time to soften. Crunchy onions are not what you are looking for here!
If you like it really cheesy, add all the cheese you want!! You can even do a combo of cheeses (parmesan, mozzarella, provolone, etc...), or use fresh mozzarella!
If you don't like browning on your cheese, skip the broiler part.
If your skillet isn't oven safe, you can still make this dish. Just transfer everything to a baking dish before putting it in the oven.
Lightly crush the basil in the palm of your hand before adding it to the pan, it will release more flavor.
Make sure you use heavy cream (no subs) so it will thicken the sauce.
Recipe found at Mom's Dinner - momsdinner.net