LOADED CHICKEN ALFREDO GNOCCHI BAKE

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Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - 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.

Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - cheese, bacon, broccoli, and chicken makes this an awesome dinner recipe!

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 - this easy pasta dinner is loaded with cheese, meat, and veggies. Great dinner recipe!

Add in a little bit of bacon and a whole lot of cheese and this loaded chicken Alfredo gnocchi bake becomes 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.

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. We love it on this bacon shrimp Alfredo pasta!  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.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 package gnocchi
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 – 15 ounce jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • green onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. Drain.
  3. Stir together the gnocchi, broccoli, chicken, bacon, garlic, and Alfredo sauce. Spoon into the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Top with cheese. Bake for 20 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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