Pizza Baked Gnocchi is a simple, one-pot meal with minimal prep - have it on the table in under an hour! This recipe is a tasty comfort food that the whole family will love!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: baked gnocchi, best pizza gnocci recipes, easy gnocchi recipe, easy pizza gnocchi, homemade gnocchi recipe, homemade pizza gnocchi recipe, how do you make gnocchi, pizza baked gnocchi, pizza skillet, skillet dinner, what is gnocchi
½packageturkey pepperoni; about 30 pepperoni (I recommend Boar's Head or Applegate Farms brand)
½cupslice green olives(optional)
½ cupbanana peppers or jalapeños (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat a 10-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium heat.
Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the heated skillet. Stir in the minced garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the cooking wine and stir until it has mostly evaporated.
Add the tomatoes and juices. Use a wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes into small chunks. Stir in the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir in the gnocchi (straight from the package - do not precook) and remove the skillet from the heat.
Top the gnocchi-tomato mixture with mozzarella cheese. Follow with pepperoni, olives, and peppers (if using). Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted and the sauce bubbles. The gnocchi should be perfectly tender.
Once removed from the oven, let the pan sit for 5 minutes prior to serving. I recommend serving alongside a simple green salad!
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a microwave-safe container for 2 minutes, covered. *I've had a reader tell me they used Trader Joe's gluten-free cauliflower gnocchi in this recipe and that is was great, so feel free to use it as an alternative!