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Tonight's Dinner: Cheesy tomato gnocchi

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Gouda cheese and fresh tomatoes bring gnocchi to new heights

Pasta is a great dish any night of the week. It doesn't matter if it's penne, ravioli, spaghetti, or gnocchi, but boiling it and adding a simple sauce can get tired. Instead, bake it with some cheese and fresh tomatoes and give pasta new life.

Gouda cheese and fresh tomatoes bring gnocchi to new heights

Pasta's always a big hit at my house; it doesn't matter what form it comes in or what sauce it's drenched in, everyone's plates are always licked clean. But the favorite, hands down, is gnocchi. While I don't make it from scratch, I can always find a good gnocchi at the grocery store. Trader Joe's even sells bags that already have the sauce mixed in. But no matter what kind of pasta I make, creating a different sauce to pour over it every time can get stale. Baking pasta, though, now that's a nice twist on a classic theme.

Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi


  • 1 pound gnocchi, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup store bought alfredo sauce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup aged gouda cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. Cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the box.
  3. While the gnocchi is cooking, melt butter in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  4. Once the gnocchi is cooked, drain and place in a casserole dish; add tomatoes; turn gnocchi and tomatoes to coat in butter; pour alfredo sauce over gnocchi and tomatoesand sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Broil until browned on top, about 5 minutes; serve immediately.

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