Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake

Chicken Alfredo meets loaded baked potato in this delicious Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake.  Full of flavor and easy to have on your table for dinner tonight.

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon

 Remember that time I told you how I didn’t like to make dinner?

Hhhhmmmm!  Yeah, I might have changed my mind on that.  Lately, I have been filling my food lists with some delicious sounding savory dishes.  Very slowly I am working my way through that list.

I still prefer baking up a storm, but this dinner thing isn’t so bad after all. 

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon

I absolutely love the gnocchi soup at Olive Garden.  No, this dish is nothing like that soup.  They just both have gnocchi.    End of similarities.

But because I love the gnocchi so much, I bought a few packages at the store.  Then they just sat in the cupboard forever.  Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little there.  But they were in there for a good long while.

Then one day we had extra grilled chicken, a bag of broccoli, and a jar of Alfredo sauce.  Immediately I knew what I was making for dinner.

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon

Add in a little bit of bacon and a whole lot of cheese and you have one amazing comfort food dinner!

Seriously!  Look at the ooey, gooey cheese!  It’s enough to make me want to run to my kitchen and make another pan full of this goodness.

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon
Now if you are a dinner pro, go for it and make homemade Alfredo sauce.  There really is nothing like it.  My hubby spoils me every year on my birthday and makes the real stuff.  It really is down right amazing!

But…I am totally a semi homemade cook/baker.  I love me the convenience of packaged foods.  Someone has to help keep these companies in business, right?  Plus, most times when I use a packaged item I give it enough homemade flair to kick the package butt right out of it.

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon

If this is your first time cooking gnocchi, join the club.  This dish was my first time working with it.  Let me tell you something…it is so easy.  Boil the water.  Dump in the gnocchi.  Wait for them to rise to the water surface.  Easiest thing ever.  I see a lot more gnocchi in our future.

Now if you are wondering…what is gnocchi???  Gnocchi is a soft dumpling made from flour and potato.  You can make them at home…or use the store bought ones like I did.

Stir together the cooked chicken, gnocchi, and alfredo sauce.  This would be great on its own, but we are taking it one step further.  Since gnocchi is a potato based pasta, we are going to load it up like a baked potato.  That’s where the bacon, broccoli, and cheese come in.  Spoon everything into a casserole dish and load it down with some cheese.

Melty cheese goodness and comfort food is seriously the bomb.com!!!

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - an amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon

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Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake

Chicken Alfredo joins forces with a baked potato to create an amazing comfort food dish loaded with plenty of melted cheese.

Ingredients

3 cups gnocchi (17.6 oz. package)
2 cups frozen broccoli
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1 - 15 ounce jar Alfredo sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. Drain. Stir together the gnocchi, broccoli, chicken, bacon, and Alfredo sauce. Spoon into a casserole dish.
  2. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Turn oven to broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown. Make sure you keep an eye on it because it will brown quickly. Serve immediately. Makes 6-8 servings.
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Comments

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I’m on a bit of a gnocchi kick right now …. LOVE this, Jocelyn!! Pinned it!

  2. Dawn says

    Made this for dinner this evening. Can I just say YUM!? My husband even liked it and he does not like Alfredo sauce. It’s definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing this great dish.

  3. Shelby says

    I really liked this! I’m an alfredo and gnocchi lover, but my husband is not. He was NOT excited when I told him what I was making for supper. But let me tell you, he finished his plate and said that it was good! yay! :) After I had dumped everything together I realized I was supposed to save the cheese for the top. Ooops! Even with it mixed in and not just on top it was great. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  4. Toya says

    I used some leftover packets of shredded Italian blend cheese & grated Parmesan & added a chopped yellow onion & a few garlic cloves. Soooo delicious. This is definitely a repeater!!

  5. courtney says

    Sent my husband to the store and he only got one box of gnocchi. It’s that going to be enough? I don’t live anywhere near a store to go back! Please say yes!

  6. says

    We love gnocchi in our house too! Our go to comfort food dinner consists of eckrich sausage (skinless kind) cut into 1/2 inch rounds & browned in a heavy skillet, they almost carmelize. Then cook the gnocchi like you said til they float, then mix the gnocchi, browned sausage together & instead of alfredo Ragu has a creamy mozzarella jarred sauce that is so yummy! I serve this with a vegetable. I cannot wait to try your recipe either! Gnocchi rocks!

    • says

      I don’t see why not. You could put the entire casserole together in a freezer/oven safe pan and then wrap it well before freezing. I would recommend it thawing it overnight in your refrigerator for at least 24 hours before baking. Keep me posted on how it works and how you like it :-)

  7. Christine says

    Holy crap, this recipe was amazeballs!! Made it with homemade alfredo sauce like you suggested, and it was so delish!! Thank you so much for this recipe :)

  8. Kim says

    This is in the oven right now. I forgot the bacon when I was at the store and added mushrooms. Can’t wait to taste it!

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