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Baked Gnocchi with Marinara, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil

This super cheesy baked gnocchi recipe takes only 20 minutes to make and uses only FOUR ingredients- marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, fresh basil, and pre-made gnocchi!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cook gnocchi by placing carefully into boiling salted water. Remove with a slotted spoon when they float to the top and place into a medium-sized baking dish.
  • Sprinkle fresh cut basil (1/2 cup) on top of the gnocchi.
  • Spoon marinara sauce (2 cups) evenly on top of the basil.
  • Sprinkle cheese (8 oz.) evenly on top of the sauce.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is completely melted.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with extra basil if desired.


  • Make ahead: You can assemble this baked gnocchi ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking. When you bake, cover it in foil for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 (since it will be cold, it will need more time).
  • Money saving tip: Make your own gnocchi from scratch to save some money. You can also omit the fresh basil.
  • Time saving tip: Don't bother cutting the basil- just add the whole leaves!
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 6mg