Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

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In today’s post, I’ll show you a vegetarian recipe for gnocchi with tomato sauce from the oven. The gnocchi are served with a simple tomato sauce in a baking dish and then gratinated in the oven with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Alternatively, you could simply mix the grated cheese just before serving with the gnocchi & allow the cheese to melt in the hot tomato sauce. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes, Italian Cuisine, Fast Food, Recipes from the Oven
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Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Oven Baked Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 800 grams gnocchi (from the cooling shelf)
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (each about 400 grams)
  • 1 ball mozzarella cheese
  • 50 grams grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 1 – 2 clove(s) garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt, sugar & pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Fresh basil for garnishing

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Pan or saucepan for tomato sauce
  • Grater for Parmesan cheese
  • Suitable baking dish


…for tomato sauce:

Preheat oven to 200 C (top/bottom heat). Peel off 1 onion and chop finely. Peel off 1 – 2 clove(s) garlic and also chop finely. Slice the mozzarella and grate the Parmesan with a grater. For the tomato sauce, heat up a pan or a saucepan adding a dash of oil, add the garlic and onions to the pan and sweat over medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes until glassy, stirring occasionally.

Cooking Tomato Sauce

Cooking Tomato Sauce

Next, pour in 2 cans chopped tomatoes, bring to a simmer & allow to gently simmer for 4 – 5 minutes. Finally, season the tomato sauce with 1 teaspoon of oregano and a pinch of salt, sugar & pepper and then remove the pan from heat.

…for oven baked gnocchi:

Cooking Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Cooking Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Put gnocchi into a suitable baking dish, pour over the tomato sauce & mix everything a bit together, then top with mozzarella slices & grated Parmesan cheese. Bake the gnocchi in the preheated oven for about 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown & cheese is melted. Get the done gnocchi out of the oven, spread on deep plates & serve garnished with some fresh basil. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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