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Baked gnocchi is comforting food at its best. It has all the flavours, the texture and the yumminess that makes a dish hearty and inviting. So, ditch whatever you had planned for tonight's dinner and take a look at this incredible mouthwatering gnocchi recipe.
When it comes to comfort food let's say Italians know what they are doing. Their cuisine has all the comfort food we can ask for in a lifetime. I mean, they gifted the world with pasta and marinara sauce!
But pasta is not the only contribution Italians have made to the hearty and comforting food department. There are so many more dishes that can be included in this category, I don't even know where to begin with. Some are more popular than others but, in my opinion, they are all worth trying.
The recipe that has captivated my heart lately is baked gnocchi. The little potato dumplings are so delicious, soft and fun to eat. And this recipe is the easiest thing ever that will allow you to have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
I came up with this baked gnocchi recipe not that long ago. And it's now a family favourite without a doubt. Everyone loves its warm hearty flavour. And I love that it is such a practical recipe that makes my life a whole lot easier during dinner time.
I try to plan my meals ahead of time as much as possible but sometimes life happens. And that's when recipes like these make my life easier. You can easily find gnocchi at most supermarkets so if you have nothing planned for dinner, it is easy to do a quick stop, grab a bag of gnocchi and sort out dinner on the spot.
Also, since these little guys are made out of potato flour it is very easy to get ahold of some good gluten-free gnocchi. There are a few brands out there that offer this option, which we always appreciate.
Now that we have the gnocchi I want to share a little hack I've found. The key to perfect baked gnocchi that won't turn into mush is to fry the gnocchi beforehand. This extra step will make a big difference. You want to get a golden brown colour in order to seal them so they stay in one piece when you add the sauce.
The sauce is what makes this dish so special, that's where all the indulging flavours are. The ingredients we are using to make the sauce are simple and will give us that hearty feeling we crave so much. As an added bonus, your house will smell amazing as soon as you throw everything in the pot.
The last step is to get everything on an oven tray to get the baking started. At this point, it might seem we have too much sauce but don't worry. The gnocchi will suck up some of the sauce during the baking process. The result will be the most delicious baked gnocchi you've ever laid your hands on!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 410||From Fat 108|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||18.5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 76g||25.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 14g||54.9%|
|Vitamin A 11112.75IU||222.3%|
|Vitamin B-12 9.74µg||162.3%|
|Vitamin B-6 12.5mg||625.2%|
|Vitamin C 47.79mg||79.6%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 4.56mg||15.2%|
|Vitamin K1 566.79µg||708.5%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.85mg||18.5%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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