Gnocchi Skillet Bake

This gnocchi skillet bake is everything you didn’t know that you needed. Just ask my family who dug into this meal before I could weigh the final thing out.

If you have never had gnocchi, they are little potato dumplings, otherwise referred to as heaven in your mouth. The soft pillows of flavor accompany any sauce. I pair them with this tomato basil sauce from Gia Russa. I add ground turkey to this to have a source of protein and cheese, of course. This recipe is truly not sponsored by Gia Russa, but my boyfriend, Adam, introduced me to the brand (that kid loves him some pasta) and I have been loyal to both him and Gia ever since. Great flavor, good ingredients. What more is needed? It’s that simple.

When asked if I prefer pasta to gnocchi, gnocchi wins every single time. There’s something about the texture that beats a limp noodle every single time. Ha limp noodle.

For the sauce, tomato basil is a classic but I think my absolute favorite is arrabiata sauce. Speaking of arrabiata sauce, I have a homemade recipe that I will be releasing in my cookbook! I am shooting for a September release so stay on the lookout!

But back to the gnocchi, if you haven’t tried it, now is the time. This recipe is a one pan meal, so the time you save cleaning up you will be savoring your new favorite dish.

Gnocchi Skillet Bake

This gnocchi skillet bake is everything you didn’t know that you needed. Potato dumplings drowning in a meaty, tomato basil sauce with melted mozzarella on top.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Servings 8
Calories 411 kcal


  • 32 ounces Gnocchi Gia Russa Traditional Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 175 grams White onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1.5 lbs 93/7 ground turkey
  • 24 jar Tomato basil pasta sauce Gia Russa Tomato Basil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Mozarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian herb paste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh basil


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Add olive oil, onion and salt to pan and cook until translucent and fragrant
  • Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly
  • Add Italian herb paste (can sub Italian herb seasoning)
  • Add pasta sauce, water and gnocchi. Stir
  • Top with cheese and cover. Place into the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil

Serves 8

411 calories

About 275 grams per serving but my family dug into this before I could weigh it out. Weigh out the total cooked dish and divide by 8 for the accurate grams per serving.

13 fat | 49 carb | 26 protein | 3 fiber

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  1. This was so delicious!! My whole family loved it and that is quite amazing. I made it with homemade gnocchi too. The sauce was so easy and the ground turkey satisfied My meat loving fam.

    • I’m thrilled to hear you and the family enjoyed Jeny! You kicked it up a notch with the homemade gnocchi! That’s on my list to make and I most certainly will be utilizing it in this recipe. Thank you!!

  2. Melissa James

    5 stars
    Courtney seriously outdoes herself with every recipe. This dish is AMAZING! Do yourself a favor and get the Italian herb paste. We searched four stores til we found it and it was so worth it. We’re starting to enjoy eating in more than ever thanks to your recipes!

  3. 5 stars
    So easy and sooooo good! Entire family (even the picky toddler) approved. Definitely adding it to the weekly rotation.

  4. Wow!!! Such a blast of flavor in an easy to make dish. I’m so glad I tried this, making again for next week’s dinners. I subbed the sauce for the Carbone Arrabbiata sauce and loved every bite!!!

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