Friday, August 18, 2006

Five Ingredients Friday- Gnocchi Bake

While trying to decide what to have for dinner the other night, my first thought was pasta. It is quick and easy and there are so many variations. But the pasta canister was empty and Bailey was demanding pasta- so what's a mom to do? I remembered that I had gnocchi in the freezer (thanks to a sale at Costco) so I decided to improvise. The results, in Bailey's words, "Dewecios".

1 package Gnocchi
1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Lots of shredded cheese

1. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions in heavily salted water, when they rise to the top they are done.
2. In a skillet sautee onion and add ground beef, when browned drain off grease
3. Add half of the jar of spaghetti sauce to the gnocchi and half to the ground beef mixture.
4. Gently mix the two together being careful not to break the gnocchi
5. Place mixture in baking dish ( I used individual ones)
6. Top with cheese and bake until cheese is slightly browned and bubbling.

Served with garlic bread and a green salad, this is a pretty quick meal.

8 comments:

Tammy said...

that looks good although I don't think I've ever had gnoshi
:-D

Magi said...

That sounds great and easy. I love gnocchi.

Pamela said...

Wow, Gnocchi will be new for us too, and I can't wait to try it, especially if Bailey says it is "Dewecios"...how cute!

Tammy and Parker said...

So they sell frozen gnoshi at Costco, huh? I'll have to look the next time I go. This looks great!

Kathleen Marie said...

I agree with Bailey! Sounds delicious :)

Sandra said...

that looks so good, it's making my mouth water LOL

I will have to try this recipe :)

Michelle said...

I don't think I've had gnocchi before, but this sounds like a great simple recipe! I might have to go to the store and find this!

Overwhelmed! said...

I don't know if I've ever tried gnocchi but this yummy recipe is tempting me to do so! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for participating in my Five Ingredient Friday recipe exchange! :)