Aunt Elaines Gnocchi in Marinara Sauce

Aunt Elaines Gnocchi In Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Deneece Gursky


My aunt Elaine came to my house in Florida quite a few years back and taught me how to make homemade gnocchi and sauce. Although I still make homemade sauces and freeze them, I dont get much time to make the gnocchi homemade. : ( I do try to do so around Christmas time though. I am posting this recipe using store bought gnocchi and sauce. It's the quick and easy way to enjoy this meal. If you prefer you can use homemade sauce like i do.
This is a family favorite. My Aunt was an amazing cook and learned how to cook wonderful italian meals from her mother in law. I am so thankful to her for passing on some of her recipes to me.


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2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic (you can use less, i love garlic)
1 c diced red onion
4oz baby portabello mushrooms, washed and sliced
2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1 teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
16 oz package of gnocchi
1 large jar (24 oz) marinara sauce
3/4 c shredded mozzerella
1/4 c parmesan

How to Make Aunt Elaines Gnocchi in Marinara Sauce


  • 1Put oil in a preheated pan and coat entire pan. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and all seasonings. Cook until veggies start to get soft. Stirring continuously
  • 2Add gnocchi and stir into veggies. Cook until gnocchi starts to become golden. Stir often.
  • 3Add marinara sauce and stir into gnocchis. bring to a boil while continuously stirring.
  • 4Turn the heat down and continue to cook a few more minutes in order for the flavors to mix together.
  • 5When serving Spoon helping of gnocchi and veggies onto each dish and top off with parmesan and mozzerella cheese while its still hot so cheeses melt.

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About Aunt Elaines Gnocchi in Marinara Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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