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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Bake {30 Minutes!}

This pesto gnocchi bake is the answer to your weeknight meal struggles! With a no-cook sauce, and helpful store-bought shortcuts, this gnocchi bake comes together in under 30 minutes. All you need is a baking dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 596kcal
Author: Sunena Anand




  • Preheat: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the gnocchi: Add the gnocchi, heavy cream, pesto, parmesan and spices to a 6 x 7.5" baking dish. Stir to combine.
  • Top with cheese: Tear the bocconcini cheese in halves, and arrange on top of the gnocchi.
  • Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the seasoned breadcrumbs and olive oil. Mix until the breadcrumbs can come together like wet sand. Sprinkle on top of the gnocchi.
  • Bake: Bake the gnocchi for 15-20 minutes. If you find the breadcrumbs are getting too dark, cover with foil.


  • Make sure all of the gnocchi is submerged! This will not only make sure the gnocchi softens and cooks through, but will also help thicken the sauce with the starch from the gnocchi.


Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 6mg