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Easy Oven Baked Gnocchi

Easy Oven Baked Gnocchi



This delicious and easy oven baked gnocchi recipe in creamy spinach artichoke sauce is the perfect weeknight one-pan meal!   

2021 is finally here! It’s the moment we have all been waiting for. I know I have been counting down the days until I could but 2020 behind me and start fresh in a new year. While the pandemic has not yet disappeared, I am pushing forward with positivity and excitement about all that 2021 has in store for us.

I also want to say that I am so thankful for all of you who follow Hip Mama’s Place and my adventures. It’s because of you, my amazing readers that I’m able to stay so busy and still be smiling at the end of the day. You can count on me to always be here sharing my DIY projects, lifestyle tips and tricks and, of course, amazing recipes! We will craft and cook our way through 2021 together!

oven baked gnocchi

Speaking of amazing recipes, I already have a new, super tasty one to share with everyone – Oven Baked Gnocchi in creamy spinach artichoke sauce. This recipe is my new winter dinner obsession. I have already made it twice this year and we are only in the first week of January! But when a recipe is so flavorful and so easy to make, I have to make it again and again.

So.. let me tell you a little bit about this delicious baked pasta recipe and why you need to add it to your weekly dinner rotation right away.

baked gnocchi recipe

The first thing I love about this spinach artichoke baked gnocchi recipe is that it is a true one pan meal. Everything is cooked in a single, oven safe skillet, which means you only need one dish from start to finish. You don’t even need a pot to boil the gnocchi in- it bakes right in the gnocchi sauce later on! One pan meals mean less dishes, which means more time with family. This recipe is clearly a winner!

When I say that this is a one-pan meal, I also mean that it is a complete one pan meal. Sometimes, one pan meals are missing a vegetable or they are not so filling. But this baked gnocchi has it all! It has cheese, hearty starch, vegetables all tied together with a creamy, irresistible spinach artichoke sauce. Everything you need in a dinner all made in one pan! True recipe perfection.

The next reason why this easy gnocchi recipe is incredible is due to the flavor. There is just sooo much flavor in every single bite. This is not a boring gnocchi recipe at all. There are plenty of spices, a variety of cheese and even white wine to help bring the dish to life. It’s absolutely a crave-worthy recipe, thanks to the perfect blend of ingredients!

INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS YOU NEED

how to make oven baked gnocchi

To complete the Oven Baked Gnocchi recipe, you will need the following ingredients and tools:

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • dried oregano
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • dry white wine (like a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • gnocchi (pre-made is fine, shelf-stable or refrigerated)
  • water
  • fresh baby spinach
  • a jar of marinated and quartered artichoke hearts
  • heavy whipping cream
  • grated parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Gruyere cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme or parsley for garnish

You will need the following supplies: 

  • a large, oven-safe skillet (cast-iron works great)
  • sharp knife and cutting board
  • spatula or wooden spoon
  • cheese grater

HOW TO MAKE OVEN BAKED GNOCCHI

baked gnocchi ingredients

For this baked gnocchi recipe, you will need a package of shelf stable gnocchi. You can easily find it the pasta aisle of almost every grocery store. A little dry white wine adds another layer of flavor to the dish. I suggest using Sauvignon Blanc and then pouring yourself a glass to enjoy with the baked gnocchi once it has cooked. A crisp, cold wine pairs well with the creamy, spinach and artichoke pasta.. yesss!

Fresh baby spinach and canned artichoke hearts are the vegetables needed for the gnocchi recipe. The last think you will need is the cheeses and whipping cream that really make the gnocchi sauce what it is- gooey, cheesy and amazing.

easy oven baked gnocchi

I mentioned that this baked gnocchi recipe is a one pan meal but it is actually a one skillet meal. For one skillet meals, you will need a sturdy, oven safe skillet. I like to use a big cast iron skillet that can go straight from the stovetop and into the oven. Cast iron also heats very evenly so the baked pasta will cook perfectly.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING THE PERFECT, EASY BAKED GNOCCHI

  • How do I store Baked Gnocchi with Spinach and Artichoke?
    This baked gnocchi is best served right out of the oven. If you do happen to have leftovers, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • What substitutions can I make?
    If you do not have white wine, you can substitute vegetable broth. Also, substitutions can be made for the cheeses. Romano cheese is a great alternative to parmesan as it is less expensive. However, it is a bit saltier so beware of that and adjust the addition of salt accordingly. Fontina or mozzarella can be used instead of the gruyere.
  • Can you buy gnocchi at the grocery store?
    Yes, gnocchi is readily available in your grocer’s pasta section. You may also find it in the refrigerated or freezer section. It is so easy to cook, you’ll want to make it part of your dinner rotation if you haven’t already.
  • Do you have to cook the gnocchi first?
    The beauty of this baked pasta recipe is that you do not need to cook the gnocchi before adding to the dish. The water is added to the skillet with the gnocchi. It will cook on the stove for a few minutes, before finishing in the hot oven. This truly is a one-pot meal.

baked gnocchi recipe

I think that we all deserve to have a few delicious, new, easy recipes in 2021. This should be a year of simplicity and enjoyment. This is exactly how I would describe this spinach artichoke baked gnocchi- simple, decadent and delicious. So grab your cast iron skillet and a pack of gnocchi and start cooking. Once you give this tasty easy gnocchi recipe a try, come back and let me know what you think!

I hope your 2021 is off to a great start and that you come back here for more recipe ideas and food inspiration all year long. See you soon!

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Oven Baked Gnocchi


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This delicious baked gnocchi recipe in creamy spinach artichoke sauce is the perfect weeknight one-pan meal that’s so easy to put together!  


Ingredients

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1 tablespoon olive oil

½ medium onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)

⅓ cup dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)

1 package shelf-stable gnocchi

1 cup water

2 cups (packed)fresh baby spinach

1 (12 ounce) jar marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained (see notes)

¾ cup heavy whipping cream

⅓ cup grated parmesan or Romano cheese

½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese

salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley or thyme for garnish optional


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat a large (10”) oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
    When hot, add olive oil and onions. Cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Stir, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Stir in gnocchi, breaking it up with your spatula if stuck together. Add the water. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook on high for about 3 minutes, until gnocchi begins to soften.
  4. Lower heat to medium-low. Add in the spinach, artichoke hearts, and cream. Stir and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and stir to incorporate. Turn off heat. Top with the gruyere cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 18 – 22 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley or thyme and serve warm.

Notes

  • If the chunks of artichoke hearts are too big for your liking, you can chop them up further before adding.
  • You can also add in a bit of the marinade liquid from the artichoke hearts jar to the cream sauce to add a bit more flavor if desired.
  • Category: Main dishes
  • Method: Baked

Keywords: baked gnocchi, spinach artichoke, one skillet meals, one pan meals, gnocchi recipe, easy gnocchi recipe

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71 Comments

  1. 10/14/2021 / 12:20 am

    I haven’t had gnocchi in ages. This sounds delicious, and I love how easy it is to make as well. Sounds great for when we have company – I could bake a big portion.

  2. 10/13/2021 / 7:30 pm

    Oooh, this looks soo good! Now I want some gnocchi!

  3. 10/13/2021 / 5:11 pm

    Gnocchi is such a staple food. It can taste so yummy in different situations.

  4. 10/13/2021 / 3:25 am

    This sounds great! Can’t wait to try!

  5. 10/13/2021 / 3:23 am

    I can use this recipe for our next dinner date night.

  6. Monica Simpson
    10/12/2021 / 3:28 pm

    Gnocchi is delicious and I don’t make it enough. I’d love to try your version! All that cheese and artichokes sounds heavenly.

  7. Claudia
    10/12/2021 / 2:41 pm

    This recipe is a must try! It’s new to me, but definitely worth the try.

  8. 10/12/2021 / 11:40 am

    This gnocchi dish looks really hearty and filling! I’m a vegetarian, so this is perfect!

  9. Ashley t
    10/12/2021 / 2:04 am

    This looks so delicious. Definitely gonna try this recipe.

  10. 07/19/2021 / 6:03 am

    Oven Baked Gnocchi sounds so yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe. So good!

  11. 07/17/2021 / 7:37 pm

    Looks so yummy… Will try it out. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Kushigalu
    07/17/2021 / 3:22 pm

    Love gnocchi but never tried baked version. Sounds amazingly delicious. Pined to make this soon.

  13. 07/16/2021 / 11:21 pm

    This looks decadent and delicious. What gnocchi do you suggest?

  14. Mae
    07/16/2021 / 8:58 am

    Yummy! I love creamy gnocchi! This is a wonderful recipe and saving it!

  15. 07/16/2021 / 8:30 am

    Gnoochi is a foreign term for me. I hope I can have this in the Philippines/

  16. 07/16/2021 / 8:27 am

    Give me that Gnoochi one-pan meal please. My God, I may forget that I’m on a diet.

  17. 07/16/2021 / 2:00 am

    Sounds like a winning recipe for me. I make gnocchi from scratch, but I will try your version of baking it with spinach and artichoke. I am sure my husband will enjoy this.

  18. 07/15/2021 / 9:00 pm

    I haven’t had gnocchi in many years. This sounds like a delicious meal. I love that it is an oven baked dish.

  19. 07/15/2021 / 7:23 pm

    Fantastic recipe. I always boil them, but this is much better – and maybe even easier.

  20. Neely Moldovan
    07/15/2021 / 6:38 pm

    This sounds so good! I love gnocci!

  21. 07/15/2021 / 6:20 pm

    We’re always looking to try new foods. This sounds like a great way to try new things.

  22. 07/15/2021 / 5:13 pm

    Yum! That looks so delicious! I am so into one-pot meals too! I will have to add this to my stable of dinners — I think my family would enjoy it!

  23. 07/15/2021 / 3:24 pm

    This recipe is indeed a winner! I love how rich and scrumptious it looks. Plus, it’s so easy to make.

  24. 07/15/2021 / 2:53 pm

    OMGoodness, this really looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for the recipe.

  25. 07/15/2021 / 2:34 pm

    This recipe looks DIVINE! I’m definitely going to have to try to make these myself.

  26. 07/15/2021 / 1:49 pm

    I have been thinking what kind of vegetarian dishes to cook for my vegan boyfriend. Your recipe provides me inspiration on what to cook next!

  27. Brianna
    07/15/2021 / 1:42 pm

    This looks SOO good!! I want to give this recipe a try

  28. 07/15/2021 / 10:52 am

    Oh yum! I’ve never thought about baking gnochhi in the oven what a great idea looks delicious!

  29. 07/15/2021 / 5:56 am

    Looks amazing! Could you use any cheese to make this?

    I’ve added it to my recipe bookmarks!

  30. 07/15/2021 / 2:18 am

    i am absolutely clueless as to what a Gnocchi is. One way for me to find out is to try to make this recipe!

  31. 07/15/2021 / 1:50 am

    I’ve never tried gnocchi before. I can’t wait to make this.

  32. Lizzy
    07/15/2021 / 1:09 am

    This Oven baked gnocchi is my favorite gnocchi recipe. The creamy sauce and spinach is delicious.

  33. 05/10/2021 / 12:57 pm

    Hhhhmmmm….I want to try this gnocchi! I feel I will love it!

  34. Lily
    05/08/2021 / 2:22 am

    I enjoy gnocchi. Great recipe I need to try this!

  35. 05/07/2021 / 6:51 pm

    And it’s vegetarian friendly, too! That is always a plus. It could be turned vegan as well with a cheese substitute.

  36. 05/07/2021 / 6:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, this recipe looks amazing! Gnocchi is one of my favourite dishes.

  37. 05/07/2021 / 3:00 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! Ive always been meaning to try gnocchi but have never had the opportunity.

  38. 05/07/2021 / 1:06 pm

    That looks really good. And by using premade gnocchi, it shouldn’t be too difficult to make on a busy night!

  39. Aimee amala
    05/07/2021 / 6:58 am

    I only eat gnocchi in restaurants. Never at home, I will see how easy it is to make!

  40. 01/15/2021 / 7:45 pm

    I haven’t had gnocchi in many years. This sounds like a great option. I find gnocchi to be on the dry side, and I like the idea of having a lot of sauce.

  41. 01/11/2021 / 1:10 pm

    This is my kind of comfort food here! I’ve never seen gnocchi like this, it looks absolutely wonderful!

  42. 01/11/2021 / 8:25 am

    I love Oven Baked Gnocchi! It sounds so delicious and yummy! Can’t wait to make one soon.

  43. 01/10/2021 / 10:38 pm

    Baked gnocchi looks yum. Perfect treat any day. kids will love this.

  44. Kimmy
    01/10/2021 / 8:21 pm

    A good Gnocchi is so good! I will have to try this recipe

  45. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    01/10/2021 / 8:00 pm

    That’s great, new item for me. I need to check out the stores here whether they gnochhi. Will surely want to prepare a different recipe

  46. Catalina
    01/10/2021 / 11:33 am

    My family goes crazy over gnocchi. I’ve never made baked gnocchi, I am sure they will love it a lot!

  47. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    01/10/2021 / 8:20 am

    This is heaven! I am sooo loving your Oven Baked Gnocchi recipe. It’s really delicious and satisfying.

  48. Cheeia
    01/10/2021 / 5:22 am

    I’ve never heard of this recipe before. But you inspired me to cook and I will try this! Thank you for being inspirational

  49. 01/10/2021 / 5:21 am

    This is looking so delicious, thank you forsharing. I’m going to try it this weekend.

  50. Steven Morrissette
    01/10/2021 / 12:38 am

    WOW, they look so delicious and they must be so much better when they are homemade. I must try it at home. Great recipe!

  51. 01/09/2021 / 9:54 pm

    i know we will love this gnocchi version since we do love oven baked anything 🙂

  52. 01/09/2021 / 4:54 pm

    My family enjoys gnocchi, but I have never made it baked like this. I would like to try this recipe.

  53. 01/09/2021 / 3:31 pm

    This is a really healthy recipe. The best part is that is so convenient and easy to kame and a complete meal in itself.

  54. 01/09/2021 / 3:10 pm

    I love gnocchi. Looks incredible recipe plus with plus with spinach as a combo. Yummy.

  55. Rose Ann Sales
    01/09/2021 / 2:21 pm

    I don’t know what gnocchi taste like but this recipe sounds great

  56. 01/09/2021 / 2:05 pm

    This is a game changer. I love gnocchi but I’ve never heard of baked gnocchi. I can’t wait to try this

  57. Nikki Wayne
    01/09/2021 / 12:38 pm

    Wow. Looks so yummy, I will share this with my mom. She’ll love it.

  58. 01/09/2021 / 11:56 am

    Wow – this really looks delicious! I am very much salivating at the sight of the oven baked gnocchi! Can’t wait to try out soon using your well-crafted recipe! Many thanks for sharing.

  59. 01/09/2021 / 10:26 am

    I have never tried making something like this before, not really a fan of cooking until we were forced to stay at home. Thankfully, I was able to try cooking and a little bit of baking. I will take note of this and see if I can do this already. Wish me luck! Also checking out if oregano is available here.

  60. 01/09/2021 / 9:23 am

    This Oven Baked Gnocchi is making my tummy growl! It made me really hungry. I can’t stop myself from craving.

  61. angela
    01/09/2021 / 5:21 am

    Wow so yummy Oven Baked Gnocchi just for me. Because i love baking so anything i always think how i bake them. I definitely gonna try this recipe.

  62. 01/09/2021 / 4:59 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious!

  63. 01/09/2021 / 3:23 am

    I will have to give this a try. I didn’t like gnocchi when I tried it the last time.

  64. 01/09/2021 / 2:57 am

    I didn’t know that you could make it in the oven! I love gnocchi!

  65. Ben
    01/08/2021 / 10:11 pm

    Aww yeah. If I could give this more than five stars, I would. I’ll eat gnocchi at any time anywhere. I can’t wait to try this. It looks delicious.

  66. 01/08/2021 / 10:10 pm

    Gnocchi is one of my favorite foods. I love the way it tastes, and I love the texture. I would love to try this!

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