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.

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

 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. 

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

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.

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

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.

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!
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.

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

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!!!

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

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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.


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


  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.

An amazing and delicious combination of chicken alfredo, cheese, and bacon makes this dinner recipe disappear in a hurry!

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  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 without the sauce 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, then stirring in the alfredo sauce. 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!

  9. dynnamae says

    I made this for company over the weekend. It was absolutely the best. Everyone loved it and I can hardly wait to make it for a church potluck meal. Thanks for a yummy recipe.

    • says

      Hi, Trish. I am so glad you enjoyed the dinner. I have actually never tried to freeze this one. Most Alfredo sauces can not be frozen because they separate when they thaw out, so I really do not think it would work very well. You could probably make everything else and freeze it, then after you thaw it add the jar of sauce before baking.

  10. Rose says

    This looks and sounds so amazing! However, my husband and I are having a hard time finding gnocchi since we’ve never heard of it before. Any suggestions?

    • says

      Did you look in the pasta aisle? It is usually sold in the same aisle as all the varieties of pasta…I usually see it on the top shelf of most grocery stores, Walmart, and Target. If you can’t find it, any pasta can be substituted for it.

  11. Alysha says

    I made this tonight for dinner! It’s amazing! But I added 2 cups cheese instead of 1.5 & mixed in about 1/3 of the cheese with the ingredients and then topped it off with the rest. I also instead of plain alfredo sauce, used alfredo sauce with bacon!!! Gave it more flavor and more bacon!!! Can’t go wrong with more bacon!!

  12. Marlyn says

    I had this recipe for a while now and finally decided to make it tonight. It was amazing! There wasn’t even any left overs. The only change I made was to use roasted garlic alfredo sauce. I will definitely be making this again! Very easy and delicious.

  13. Heather says

    I got to say, this is the best recipe I have ever tried! Super easy, takes little too no time. I love it! I make this meal for any occasion and I sear, i always have to make more batches after its all gone because it is sooo darn good.

  14. Michael Picardi says

    Frozen gnocchi, jarred Alfredo, already cooked chicken… In what way is this cooking?

    Also, you can’t call yourself a baker if you use anything packaged. It may as well be in the Ten Commandments…

    • says

      Hi, Michael. I am so sorry you feel this way! But semi-homemade cooking and baking is totally a legit way to do food. If you are all about making everything from scratch more power to you, but I am a busy mother of 3 who has her own business and is busy with life and church activities, so I love making my food the semi-homemade way! Plus, based on all the comments on this recipe and emails I have received from readers who have loved this recipe, I’m going to say it was a hit :-) And last I checked, God didn’t mention anything about baking in the 10 Commandments…

    • says

      Gnocchi is a potato pasta puff. You can buy it in the pasta aisle of most grocery stores. But yes, you could sub pasta too, if you like.

  15. Rhonda says

    I can not eat broccoli. Any suggestions what I can use as a supplement? I was thinking kale? Peas? Or just onions and mushrooms maybe?


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