Cheesy Baked Broccoli Gnocchi

Cheesy broccoli gnocchi in a cast iron skillet

5 from 6 reviews

Cheesy Baked Broccoli Gnocchi is a comforting one-pan dinner! Creamy, cheesy, bubbly and comes together in about 30 minutes. Vegetarian friendly comfort food. Use your cast iron skillet for this easy gnocchi recipe.


  • 1 lb Gnocchi
  • 3 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided


  1. Preheat Oven. Preheat oven to 400F. 
  2. Pre-Cook Broccoli and Gnocchi. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and gnocchi, simmer for 3 minutes. Drain water and set aside.
  3. Make Cheese Sauce. Heat a large, ovenproof skillet with the broth over medium-high. Bringing broth to a simmer. Add the cubed cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese is mostly melted and combined. It's fine if there are still some small bits of cream cheese - it will melt in the oven. Add half of the mozzarella cheese (1 cup), the garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until melted, combined, and mostly smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. Add Broccoli and Gnocchi. Add the broccoli and gnocchi to the cheese sauce. Folding gently to combine. Top with the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden brown. If desired, sprinkle with extra red pepper flakes.
  6. Serve and Enjoy.


Oven Safe Skillet OR Baking Dish - I like to make the sauce and bake the dish all in one oven-safe cast iron skillet. If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, you can make the sauce separately then bake in a different baking dish.

Leftovers - Although it is best served immediately, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Make Ahead - You can prep it up to a day ahead and then bake before serving. Prepare the cheesy sauce and prep the skillet or baking dish, place in the fridge until ready to bake.


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