This Baked Gnocchi is the perfect meal for two. It’s comforting, flavorful, and ready in just 20 minutes!
Traditions come in all forms and in many cases it’s food, recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. With my husband’s family, that is most definitely the case. With a strong Italian heritage, family dinners are always an experience. Matt’s grandmother makes the BEST Eggplant Parmesan and the “gravy” simmers for hours on end before it’s allowed to touch the food. And like many Italian family recipes, they have to stay within the family.
So even though I can’t share that classic recipes, and my schedule doesn’t really allow me to spend hours in the kitchen cooking sauce, Ragu has a strong flavor tradition of it’s own. Assunta Cantisano immigrated to the United State from Italy in the early 1900s with her family’s recipe for tomato sauce. As word about this amazing recipe got around, Assunta began to sell the sauce by the jar and grew her business into the #1 pasta sauce in America, Ragu. As an immigrant and single mother during the Great Depression, Assunta passion literally made her American Dream and now allow families all over the world to enjoy this flavorful and traditional Italian sauce. Check out the full Ragu Heritage Story here.
Ragu is the perfect way to keep meals simple while still giving you quality and flavor. It’s affordable and made with farm fresh ingredients and contains no artificial flavors, colors, or high fructose corn syrup. Ragu means less time in the kitchen and more time creating new traditions with your family.
Normally I’ll make a big pasta dish and eat the leftovers for a few days, but with me heading to Iceland tomorrow, I won’t be home to do so. So I decided to make something for just the two of us, a new take on a Southern Italian classic that’s most commonly eaten for Sunday lunch… the timing is kinda perfect, am I right? Gnocchi alla sorrentina is made with gnocchi, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I decided to add in a little ricotta and seasonings and switched out the basil for parsley since that’s what was looking fresh at the store. We’re left with a simple and delicious meal that’s ready in under 20 minutes!
Gnocchi Bake for Two
- Cook gnocchi as directed on package, drain and transfer back to pot, mix in ricotta, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Evenly distribute between two small oven safe dishes.
- Pour 1/2 cup of Ragu Hearty Traditional Marinara Sauce over the gnocchi in each dish.
- Sprinkle each dish with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and a little fresh parsley.
- Broil on low for 6-8 minutes, or until dish is bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.
- Remove from oven and serve hot.