Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baked Gnocchi & Cheese Casserole with Sausage

Hey everyone!  Are you looking for the perfect casserole?  Well I found one that is pretty great, and it comes together in a snap!  This casserole has gnocchi, which is a potato-based pasta found in your local grocery stores frozen food isle.  It took me forever to find it because it was in the bread section...what the heck?!  And there is even a potato section!  Any-who, this is the ultimate comfort food with pasta, sausage, and lots of cheese.   It would be good to make for picky eaters! 

Here is the ingredients needed:

Cook the sausage, onion, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat and cook until the sausage is brown.

Drain the sausage mixture.

Add the gnocchi, milk, Italian cheese, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream.  Stir.

Pour the mixture into a 9x13 in. casserole dish.  Top with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375F for 45-50 minutes.

Baked Gnocchi Casserole with Sausage
2 cups frozen gnocchi
2 cups milk
1 package Bob Evans ground Italian sausage
2 cups Italian blend cheese
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup sour cream
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Add the sausage, onion, and garlic to a large pot.  Brown sausage over medium heat.  Drain.  Stir the rest of the ingredients into the sausage mixture except for the Parmesan cheese.  Pour into a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Source: Inspired by Smithfield, The Perfect Casserole

1 comment:

  1. I can was yummerz! The gnocchi was squishy and yet chewy, and so cheesey. Totally great!