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Meatball and Gnocchi Bake
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19 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 1HR

Meatball and Gnocchi Bake

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Indulge in the comforting embrace of our Meatball and Gnocchi Bake—a hearty dish featuring succulent meatballs made from a blend of ground beef and Italian sausage. Baked to perfection and paired with pillowy gnocchi, the ensemble is bathed in a rich marinara sauce with hints of brown sugar and sautéed spinach. Elevated with decadent melted mozzarella and sealed with a basil garnish, this bake is a culinary delight.
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Scarlett Wang at SideChef
Hi, I'm Scarlett! I'm a recipe developer at SideChef with love for traditional and fusion foods.
https://www.sidechef.com/
Indulge in the comforting embrace of our Meatball and Gnocchi Bake—a hearty dish featuring succulent meatballs made from a blend of ground beef and Italian sausage. Baked to perfection and paired with pillowy gnocchi, the ensemble is bathed in a rich marinara sauce with hints of brown sugar and sautéed spinach. Elevated with decadent melted mozzarella and sealed with a basil garnish, this bake is a culinary delight.
1HR
Total Time
$4.40
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Meatballs
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
1 lb
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
Ground Italian Sausage
8 oz
Ground Italian Sausages
casing removed
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, grated
Egg
1
Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup
Breadcrumbs
Whole Milk
1/4 cup
Whole Milk
Italian Seasoning
1/2 Tbsp
Italian Seasoning
Gnocchi Bake
Gnocchi
1 lb
Gnocchi
Marinara Sauce
14 oz
RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce
Fresh Spinach
4 3/4 cups
Fresh Spinach
stems removed and cleaned
Mozzarella Cheese
1 1/4 cups
Mozzarella Cheese
torn into small pieces
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, chopped
Yellow Onion
1/2
Yellow Onion, sliced
Brown Sugar
1 tsp
Brown Sugar
Salt
to taste
Fresh Basil
1 bunch
Fresh Basil
for garnish
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
960
Fat
56.0 g
Protein
46.8 g
Carbs
64.7 g
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step 1
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
step 2
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Egg (1) and Whole Milk (1/4 cup), and add the Breadcrumbs (1/2 cup). Mix to well combined. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
step 3
Then, add the 80/20 Lean Ground Beef (1 lb), Ground Italian Sausages (8 oz), Garlic (3 cloves), Fresh Parsley (2 Tbsp), and Italian Seasoning (1/2 Tbsp). Gently mix with hands until combined. Use your hands to shape into 20 balls. Place in the baking dish, bake for about 15 minutes or until browned and cooked through, and drain out the extracted fat.
step 4
While meatballs are cooking, heat the Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add Gnocchi (1 lb), and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned.
step 5
Add Yellow Onion (1/2) and Garlic (2 cloves) and sauté until fragrant, around 3 minutes. Then add Fresh Spinach (4 3/4 cups) and sauté until it is wilted.
step 6
Lower the heat to medium, add the RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce (14 oz) and Brown Sugar (1 tsp), cook, and stir occasionally until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, taste, and season with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 7
Take out the baking dish from the oven. Add the gnocchi and sauce to the baking dish, and gently stir to mix. Top with Mozzarella Cheese (1 1/4 cups) evenly.
step 8
Return the baking dish to the oven, and bake for another 8-10 minutes until bubbling, the cheese is melted and the top is slightly brown.
step 9
Take it out from the oven and let it set for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with Fresh Basil (1 bunch).
step 9 Take it out from the oven and let it set for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with Fresh Basil (1 bunch).
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Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pork
Pasta
Italian
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