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Three Cheese Broiled Gnocchi with Spinach

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You’re in for a amusement with this adorable Three Cheese Broiled Gnocchi! Breakable gnocchi blanketed in a buttery amazon sauce, brindled with beginning appearance and bites of melty cheese. Gorgeous!

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Tender gnocchi blanketed in a buttery amazon sauce, brindled with beginning appearance and bites of melty cheese – basic G to the orgeous!

This compound is a new beloved about actuality and I anticipate it walks that summer-to-fall band perfectly: aloof a beautifully simple amazon booze fabricated with balmy amazon passata (a skinless, seedless, silky, and authentic amazon puree that appealing abundant tastes like beginning tomatoes in a jar), agilely broken garlic and onion, a little broken basil to authority assimilate those aftermost few canicule of warmth, and a atom of mascarpone cheese to bang off the comfortable accordance for the season.

Add some pre-made gnocchi and appearance to that dream of a sauce, absolute it beneath some beginning mozzarella and Parmesan, and you are attractive at a dinner-party-worthy compound that calmly additionally works as an SOS weeknight meal.

Ingredients for three cheese baked gnocchi. There's purple text over the top that says the name of each ingredient.

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Your affably abbreviate additive account consists of:

  • passata (love! adulation adulation love. I acclaim DeLallo passata because they accomplish alone the best accurate Italian articles so you apperceive they’re accomplishing it right. Their passata is aloof so balmy and lovely.)
  • onion / garlic
  • mascarpone cheese
  • pre-made gnocchi (see aloft about DeLallo)
  • spinach
  • cheese for topping – I like mozzarella slices and a little blanket of Parmesan
  • basil

Fab. Amaze. Perfection. Couldn’t adulation this calendar more.

Three cheese baked gnocchi sprinkled with fresh basil on top. The gnocchi is in a cast iron pan and there's fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese in a bowl on the side.

How To Accomplish Broiled Gnocchi

Making this couldn’t be easier:

You accomplish the sauce.

You add the gnocchi and spinach.

You broil it beneath cheese.

How you accord with all the goodness, though, is a added arduous affair. Do you allure accompany over? Allotment with a neighbor? Eat the accomplished affair in 1-2 sittings? Or save a baby alembic in the fridge for a midnight snack? I can alone affirm these are all able and adapted means to conduct yourself about a ample bubbles bucket of cheese-blanketed gnocchi. You can’t go wrong.

Three cheese baked gnocchi in a cast iron pan.

I’ve additionally approved abacus a can of white beans for a little added bulk, which would be a acceptable ambush to accumulate in your aback pocket, but I would abide to you that the celebrity of this compound is its artlessness – the chewy gnocchi, the breakable adapted spinach, and the appealing amazon booze with aloof the appropriate bulk of creaminess – and candidly I abhorrence to blend with such a acceptable thing.

Grab your comfortable clothes and let’s get into this.

Three Cheese Broiled Gnocchi: FAQs

Can I use arctic gnocchi?

Absolutely! Aloof thaw the gnocchi beforehand.

How can I aggregate this meal up?

It’s cool bushing on its own, but you can consistently add white cannellini beans or ambrosial Italian sausage. Either would be delish!

I can’t acquisition mascarpone. Any substitutions?

Ricotta cheese can assignment in a pinch. The arrangement aloof ability be a little grainier.

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Three Cheese Broiled Gnocchi with Spinach

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 56 servings 1x


You’re in for a amusement with this adorable Three Cheese Broiled Gnocchi! Breakable gnocchi blanketed in a buttery amazon sauce, brindled with beginning appearance and bites of melty cheese. Gorgeous!


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Simple Adorable Amazon Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • quarter of an onion, minced
  • 1 ample abysm garlic, minced or agilely sliced
  • 12 ounces DeLallo Passata Amazon Purée
  • 1/2 cup broth or water
  • torn basil
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • one 16-ounce amalgamation DeLallo Potato Gnocchi (I acclimated shelf-stable gnocchi but arctic would additionally work)
  • a scattering of baby spinach
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese slices
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Make the sauce: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Calefaction the olive oil over average low heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté until clear-cut and fragrant. Add passata and baptize or broth; accompany to a low simmer. Add broken basil, mascarpone, and salt. YUM.
  2. Bake it up: Add gnocchi and spinach. Activity to covering analogously with sauce. Top with mozzarella slices and a baptize of Parmesan. Broil for 15-20 minutes, until adhesive and ablaze aureate amber on top. Serve with added basil. THE END. That’s it. You’re in heaven.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: broiled gnocchi, passata recipe, gnocchi recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So the admonition are defective a lot. Like in a pot abscess baptize and baker Gnocchi per amalgamation directions.

    Did put add amazon borsch afterwards onions and garlic are fragrant…So abounding missing information.

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      I don’t anticipate you apprehend the recipe. It says absolutely back to add the amazon in footfall 1. Also, if you’re putting the accomplished pan in the oven for 20 minutes, there’s no charge to abscess the gnocchi advanced of time. They’ll baker in the oven.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Maybe the video would be easier for you, it acutely shows her auctioning the gnocchi into the pan, which gets adapted in the booze in the oven. No precooking required.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Kelli! Apologetic for the confusion. No charge to pre-cook the gnocchi. And yes, add the amazon booze in afterwards the onions and garlic are fragrant!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This SOS alternation so far pales I’m allegory to the first…we accept a brace vegetarian dishes that would almost canyon as appetizers except that tofu is gross…followed by a apricot dish…salmon absolutely assault out tofu as one of bristles foods I don’t eat because *green faced emoji* and now we’ve got a bowl that is about spaghetti, except gnocchi instead of spaghetti…groundbreaking really.

    I’m aggravating to break optimistic there will be at atomic one bowl I can add to the aback of my mind…but it’s not attractive acceptable 🙁

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Amanda, I accept to acquaint you how abundant I adore your comments on compression of yum. I absolutely attending at recipes to see your hot takes, it has accustomed me a lot of amusement. Do you apperceive that there are added aliment bloggers out there? Maybe you charge a breach from Compression Of Yum, although I alone would absence your connected snarkiness!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi! What could I use instead of the amazon puree? Aggravating to adjudge if it looks added like amazon BOOZE or amazon PASTE… Thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      It is passata, added like amazon abstract with ashamed pulp, no seeds. Admirable being 🙂

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We haven’t activated this, but ashamed tomatoes would apparently assignment well!

    3. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I fabricated the compound with amazon booze and acclimated a little added that the compound alleged for, angry out amazing.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this aftermost night for banquet and it was spectacular!
    I adapted the compound and added 3 hot Italian sausages after casing. I additionally adapted it in a bucket on the stove afresh put it in a bottle goulash bowl to broil the time declared in the recipe. I almost had a distinct alembic for leftovers. This one is a champ and I will be authoritative it again. Acknowledge you afresh for your timesaving recipe.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great abstraction to add in the hot Italian sausages! So animated the compound was a hit!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Entire ancestors admired this recipe! It has been added to our approved rotation. Cool accessible and delicious.

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    Sara C.

    This is DELICIOUS! I fabricated the compound absolutely as accounting and added arena Italian craven sausage (cooked separately). Served with a blooming bloom and abrupt bread. HEAVEN. Acknowledge you!!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great abstraction to add craven sausage! Sounds like an amazing meal, Sara!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Super accessible and delicious. My toddler was authoritative “mmmm” noises all throughout dinner. I couldn’t acquisition passata, so I acclimated a can of apparent amazon booze and it angry out great.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I saw a animadversion whining about this recipe, but allotment of what I adulation about absolutely simple recipes is that they’re added like templates. You can chase them as is, or you can accept your own adventure. I had a ton of CSA tomatoes blind about so I broiled them and fabricated a rustic sauce. It would not accept occurred to me to to try baking it with gnocchi instead of accomplishing my accepted broiled ziti if I hadn’t appear beyond this recipe. So I approved that out and I additionally acclimated it as an alibi to assuredly try out authoritative mascarpone (usually I accomplish ricotta because it’s accessible and I consistently accept aggregate on hand).
    It was delicious! And again, I like the adaptability of it actuality article I could still accomplish on a night back I had beneath time on my hands. Acknowledgment for posting!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was DELICIOUS!! Huge hit in my house, and I actively wouldn’t change a distinct affair in this recipe. Acknowledge you for this SOS win!!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation audition about your SOS wins! So animated your ancestors enjoyed it!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this tonight for some ancestors and anybody admired it. Abutting time I anticipate I’ll cut the mozzarella abate or use the mozzarella chaplet to ensure all scoops get some of the cheese. I’ll additionally alpha blockage it a little beforehand as some of my gnocchi were about clammy feeling. But I’ll for abiding be authoritative it again!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Thanks for administration your experience, Alyssa! Animated it was a hit!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So yummy! I accept been analytic for Delallo articles locally and can’t acquisition them easily. I accept taken to agreement orders on their armpit because we adopt their pasta! I foolishly ordered passata after a plan and here’s POY with a recipe. So amazing! Commutual with garlic bread, I’m already attractive advanced to leftovers. I absolutely anticipate I could alcohol that pissata out of the canteen ❤️ Acknowledgment for addition abundant accessible recipe!

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    Laura Lyseng Anton

    Made this tonight and I charge say, it was amazing. Like, apparently the best affair to hit the banquet table in absolutely a while, all with basal effort. I acclimated a ample bulk kale instead of spinach, and of advance lots of added garlic. This will be fabricated again!!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this tonight. May accept baffled the bucket afterwards dinner. It’s delicious, and feels adorned after the accomplishment you about accept to apply for fancy! I awful recommend, and this compound additionally strikes me as so customizable. You could add veggies, beans, meat, use pasta instead of gnocchi, etc. Thanks, POY! Addition champ 🙂

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was so good! I improvised a bit—used Raos booze with some stock, arugula from the acreage share, and gluten chargeless gnocchi (Rosa cast on Amazon). So actual good!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Has anyone fabricated with arctic gnocchi? Should I partially baker gnocchi from arctic in baking baptize than accomplishment in oven?

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You accept bound become my admired ability for recipes! I add aloof about every emailed compound to my account for the afterward week. This acquainted out actually incredible! We all admired it, 1-year-old and 13-yeard-old (and his friend) included! I accept been agitated about your recipes on Facebook haha. This is sooooo delicious!!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated to apprehend it was a hit, Amber! Acknowledgment so abundant for the comment!