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Baked Gnocchi


David's Note: Gnocchi is like pasta, but better! Since homemade gnocchi is a little tricky to make, we used frozen to create this cheesy, hearty entrée.

Tip: Since we're using jarred Alfredo sauce, this dish freezes well. Cook, as directed, but do not bake. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil before freezing. A day before baking, allow the dish to thaw in the refrigerator.

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  • 2 (10-oz) bags frozen gnocchi
  • 1/2 lb bacon, diced
  • 1 cup medium diced onion
  • 1 (16-oz) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 (9-oz) package precooked chicken breast, medium diced
  • 1/2 lb Fontina cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large, oven-safe skillet. Add the gnocchi and stir. Return to a boil and cook until all the gnocchi has risen to the surface, about 3–5 minutes. Drain the gnocchi in a colander and rinse with cold water. Rinse the skillet with water and wipe dry.

Heat the skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and sauté until browned. Remove about half of the bacon fat with a spoon. Add the onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent. Stir in the Alfredo sauce, peas, chicken, half the Fontina, Parmesan, black pepper, and gnocchi. Top with the rest of the Fontina and Mozzarella. Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly and brown.

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