A delicious and super easy Gnocchi Bake recipe that’s packed with veggies and is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

I shared a photo of my weekly meal plan with you all on my socials a few weeks ago, and had so many requests for the tasty Gnocchi Bake recipe! As promised, here is the Gnocchi Bake recipe so that you too can now make this tasty meal at home for your family.

Gnocchi bake recipe for busy weeknight dinner

My daughter actually made this dinner (she’s so clever!) and the whole family loved it! The best thing about a gnocchi bake is that it’s such a simple dinner that can be prepared in many different ways. Add salami, chorizo, chicken, pumpkin, or whatever your heart desires. My daughter made this bake and packed it full of veggies!

Recipe packed with veggies gnocchi bake

This is a great meal to make for young kids, but if you are making this meal for the little ones, I would recommend grating the veggies. You don’t need to limit the vegetables used either! This is a fabulous recipe for using up your veggies before the next supermarket trip. I literally add any vegetables that I have in the fridge.

Cheesy bake dinner for the whole family

This gnocchi bake is a quick, simple, and very tasty dinner that is perfect for a busy weeknight – especially a cold, snuggly weeknight!


  • Enamel Baking Pan

Gnocchi Bake

  • Author: Katrina Springer


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 zucchini, finely diced
  • 500g pasta sauce with basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • 500g gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook mince over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onion, celery, capsicum, carrot and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes or until all vegetables have softened.
  5. Pour in pasta sauce and vegetable stock. Sprinkle with dried and fresh herbs. Stir and bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add gnocchi to saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 2-3 minutes until gnocchi floats. Drain.
  7. Melt butter in a large shallow frying pan over medium heat.
  8. Add gnocchi and sauté for 2-4 minutes until gnocchi begins browning on the edges.
  9. Stir gnocchi through mince mixture, taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  10. Spoon mixture into a 12-cup (3L) oven-proof dish.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Preheat grill on medium.
  13. Place baking dish under grill and leave until cheese is golden. Serve.

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Stalla July 13, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Hi, I’m just trying this recipe and noted the following:-
The instructions do not state when to add the garlic or vegetable stock
The instructions mention melting butter, but butter is not listed as an ingredient.
Can you please clarify the above? Thank you

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 14, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Hi Stalla 🙂 My apologies for this. I have added in the the extra bits of info – I hope you enjoy your Gnocchi Bake, it’s delicious! Kat x


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