Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses

While I know it’s the middle of summer, BUT sometimes you just need a little comfort food even if it needs to go into the oven for you to enjoy it ; ) I just turn the air down a bit more that day. Gnocchi falls into that category. They’re little pillows of perfection to me. Darling delicious dumplings that are irresistible. They’re big on flavor and fill you up quickly. This baked version is no exception!

While I have just a TEENY BIT longer until I can tell you ALL ABOUT Bertolli’s TOP SECRET new product {trust me, it’s killing me too ; ) }  I do have a fantastic GIVEAWAY to hold you over until then. The fabulous folks at Bertolli have generously provided us with this Gnocchi Package GIVEAWAY! It’s just about everything you need to make this delicious gnocchi recipe at home!

EDITED TO ADD: Contest has ENDED. Thank you all for your entries. The winner according to is #99 NELLY RODRIGUEZ who said: “I like Bertolli on FB” Congratulations Nelly, please email your mailing address and phone number and we’ll get that fabulous prize pack out to you!

Giveaway Package Includes:

  • Bertolli coupon for a FREE sauce product
  • Cavatelli and Gnocchi Maker-makes traditional Italian Pasta Dumplings & Great Gnocchi
  • Gnocchi Board
  • Treudeau Stress Less Steel Rotary Cheese Grater
  • Le Creuset Au Gratin Dish

How’s that for a snazzy package! I know you’ll want to enter so here’s how…

To enter: {mandatory}

1. Visit Bertolli’s website, come back and tell me which sauce best suits YOU
{bonus entries – you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry to count}
2. Follow bell’alimento on TWITTER.
3. RT the following: I just entered to win a Le Creuset Giveaway package from @bellalimento & @Bertolli Enter HERE
4. Follow Bertolli on TWITTER.
5. Like bell’alimento on FACEBOOK.
6. Like Bertolli on FACEBOOK.
7. Sign up for our RSS feed or EMAIL subscription
8. Share you own tip on Bertolli’s Tastes of Italy Facebook MAP

That’s EIGHT chances to win! Remember you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry to count!

Now here’s the not so fun legal schmegal: Contest is open to US addresses only {sorry international friends} Contest is open through Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 12 midnight EST. Winner will be drawn via a random number generator. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn!

Bertolli has even put together this fantastic video clip to help you with wine pairing! They’ve thought of everything haven’t they ; )


In bocca al lupo {good luck!}


Disclaimer: This contest is being run independently.  Bertolli provided me  with the same gift package as the giveaway package. My opinions however, are my own, always have been always will be.

Print This Recipe

Adapted from Villa Bertolli‘s Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses and Walnuts
Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheese
What you’ll need:
16 ounces potato GNOCCHI
1 1/2 cups  Bertolli Sauce
1/2 cups mozzarella cheese – grated
4 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano – grated, divided
1 tablespoon fresh basil – roughly chopped {additional for garnish if desired}
2 tablespoons bread crumbs

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Follow my homemade GNOCCHI recipe or you can use a pre-packaged gnocchi and cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain. Return gnocchi to pan. Add: tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano, and basil. Mix to combine.

3. Spray a 1.04 quart ovenproof baking dish with cooking spray. Pour/Spoon gnocchi mixture into dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Sprinkle remaining Parmigiano on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes until bubbly.

Buon Appetito!


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    Gnocchi was the first meal I ate when we went to Rome! It was amazing and I have never since tasted gnocchi as good as that first time.

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    I <3 GNOCCHI :)

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    Taylor /

    I am a suckeeerrrr for vodka sauce. And Bertolli makes a fabulous one.

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    I already follow you on Twitter

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    I just left the RT

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    I’m already following you on FB

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    Taylor /

    And I follow you on Google Reader. Thanks for all the chances to win! And the meal looks awesome :)

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    Gnocchi. :-)

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    I LOVE bertolli’s Vodka Sauce!

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    The Arribiata Sauce is probably awesome! I always loved that sauce, while living in Italy!

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    Wonderful giveaway… this recipe is making me drool!

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    Judith /

    The tomatoe and basil sauce works best for me. Extremely low in fat and has great taste.

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    Olive Oil & Garlic sounds perfect to me right now. Your baked gnocchi looks good no matter the season :)

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    I love your photography and blog it is amazing . I can not wait to try this recipe.

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