Oven-Baked Italian Sausage & Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
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Oven-Baked Italian Sausage & Gnocchi

with Creamy Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella

45 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, our Ready to Cook recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! Here, pillowy gnocchi, juicy tomatoes, and hot Italian pork sausage are baked in a hearty tomato sauce (with Calabrian chile for delightful sweet-hot flavor) under a layer of melty mozzarella cheese.

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  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    730 Cals (est.)
Oven-Baked Italian Sausage & Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
  • 20 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
  • 17.6 oz Gnocchi
  • 1 Tbsp Calabrian Chile Paste
  • ½ lb Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ lb Grape Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 2 8-Oz Cans Tomato Sauces
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (Whole Dried Basil, Sage, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Thyme & Marjoram)
  • 2 Single-Use Aluminum Trays

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Prepare the ingredients & make the base
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the tomatoes. Between the two trays, evenly divide the gnocchi, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

2 Add the sausage & bake the trays

Add the sausage in an even layer on top of the prepared base (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Tightly cover the trays with foil and bake 30 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Add the sausage & bake the trays
Add the cheese & serve your dish
3 Add the cheese & serve your dish

Carefully remove the foil. Add the cheese in an even layer, tearing into small pieces before adding. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sausage is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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