Amazing and simple comfort dinner. Delicious meatballs baked with gnocchi and smothered in gooey cheese.
I don’t care that it’s still (very, very) warm, I want comfort food! I’ve waited the whole summer and I can’t wait anymore, I
want need comfort food now.
Last week, I made some Tomato Herb Gnocchi and of course, I had to follow that with an amazing dish. Meatballs seemed like the best pair for some gnocchi and lot’s of cheese is a must. Now, you absolutely don’t have to make the tomato herb gnocchi, you can use classic gnocchi for this dish, whether it’s homemade or store-bought.
Another thing that can be optional, is the addition of marinara. I definitely recommend it if you are using classic gnocchi, to add some of that tomato sauce deliciousness. Deee-licious dinner awaits you either way you go, so make sure to wear stretchy pants!
Meatball and Gnocchi Bake
- 1/2 lb pork
- 1/2 lb beef
- 1/2 yellow onion minced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp parsley minced
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- 4 cups gnocchi
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 3/4 cup marinara sauce optional
- 1-2 tsp herb de provence
- Combine ingredients for meatballs in the mixing bowl and mix until all evenly combined. Roll 1/2 inch meatballs.
- Preheat a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat with a little bit of oil and cook meatballs until almost done. Take out and set aside.
- Place gnocchi on the same skillet and saute until golden on each side. Add 1/4 cup broth and let gnocchi soak it in while cooking.
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- If you will be using marinara, add it to the bowl with a little salt and mix well.
- Add meatballs and spread mozzarella cheese over the top.
- Sprinkle herb de provence and bake for 10 minutes.
Check out these great recipes from other bloggers:
Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi from Cooking and Beer
Cheesy Baked Potato Gnocchi from The Wicked Noodle
Gnocchi Casserole from Buns In My Oven
Chicken Bacon Ranch Gnocchi from What’s Cooking Love?
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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
You’ve won my heart!!! Polpette and gnocchi — the epitome of comfort food. I’ve pinned and printed the recipe. Grazie mille. The photos are fantastic.
Thank you, Marisa 🙂 !