Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake

Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake

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45 minutes and its on the table, cheesy and oh-so-filling  Gnocchi bake. You can add all kinds of veggies to the mix to amp up the fiber and nutrients. I unfortunately didn’t have any on hand at the time to add in but it would be a great addition. The whole wheat gnocchi is an alternative to regular pasta that will help keep you full longer.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Whole Wheat Gnocchi
  • 24 oz.  Pasta Sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1lb. Chicken Breasts, boneless + skinless (diced into small cubes)
  • 1 Cup. Mozzarella Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Lightly oil a medium size (3 quart) casserole dish
  • Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add garlic and onion (let simmer 2-3 minutes)
  • Add chicken, reduce heat to medium-low heat, cook until browned on all sides or internal temperature of 165 F is reached
  • Mix in bowl – pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, chicken, and gnocchi
  • Top with mozzarella (or your choice of cheese)
  • Transfer to casserole dish, cook in oven for 30 minutes
  • Serve warm with a side salad to accommodate the meal.

*Adding mushrooms and spinach to the skillet when chicken is cooked through can be a fun way to add more veggies to this meal! I didn’t have any on hand at the time or I would love that addition.

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