Dump-and-Bake Chicken Marinara Gnocchi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403.6 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 2 ½ cups 23 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken (about ½ of a rotisserie chicken)*
  • 1 16 ounce package mini gnocchi (about 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic**
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley or basil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray an 8- or 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together marinara sauce and chicken broth until smooth. Stir in chicken, gnocchi, and garlic.
  3. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove dish from the oven, stir, and taste one of the gnocchi. It should be tender and just about done (if it’s still too hard, put the dish back in the oven for a few more minutes). Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan over top of the dish, and return to the oven for 5 more minutes, or until gnocchi is tender and cheese is browned on top.
Recipe Notes

* For a shortcut, I like to use Tyson Grilled & Ready Shredded Chicken (which you can find in the freezer section), or other similar cooked chicken strips.

** For another shortcut, try using a squeeze bottle of fresh minced garlic, which you can find in the produce section at your grocery store.

Cooking Just for Two? You can cut all of the ingredients in half and bake the gnocchi in a small (1-quart) casserole dish.

Nutrition Facts
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Marinara Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 403.6 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1557mg 65%
Total Carbohydrates 52.9g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Sugars 8.8g
Protein 25.4g 51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.