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Gnocchi Casserole In Beef Sauce

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Gnocchi are a small potato dumpling that can be bought premade. They are very easy to prepare and they are delicious. I used meat in this recipe but you don’t have to. Go ahead and make it vegetarian if you wish. Either way it will be wonderful!
Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  White onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Roma tomatoes 4 , chopped
  Green bell pepper 1⁄2 , finely chopped
  Garlic cloves 6 , minced
  Canned crushed tomatoes 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  White wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Gnocchi 20 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Shredded parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Season the ground beef with salt and pepper.
Brown the meat in a large skillet. Drain out the fat and set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Put in one package of gnocchi.
Wait for the gnocchi to rise to the top of the pot and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the water with a slotted spoon.
Set aside and cook the second package in the same manner.
Heat a large skillet with olive oil.
Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes, until soft and translucent.
Add the garlic and oregano and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring often.
Add the peppers and chopped tomatoes and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
Slowly mix in the wine and dissolve the tomato paste.
Return the ground beef to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add the basil leaves.
Give it a good stir and let it cook for 10 minutes.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Add the cooked gnocchi to the meat sauce and mix well.
Place the gnocchi and sauce in a casserole dish.
Cover it with Parmesan cheese.
Place the casserole dish into the oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the cheese melts and the sauce is bubbly.
Serve and enjoy!
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Casserole
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you want some way to serve gnocchi, here is a small video to help you. The video shows gnocchi casserole in beef sauce. You will just love it. If you are a vegetarian go ahead and remove beef and add veggies. Watch the video for all the information.

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