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This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side.

This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegancasserole #gnocchi

Is there anything better than a saucy casserole?!? I think not. It tastes good on its own, but is even better when you serve it with rosemary garlic bread to soak up the extra sauce.

Yes, rosemary garlic bread. I don’t know why, but rosemary on garlic bread gives it an extra something-something that is super tasty.

And trust me when I say this casserole is extra saucy! It is meant to be that way, so don’t freak out when it looks like a 2:1 sauce to gnocchi ratio 🙂

This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegancasserole #gnocchi

And rather than going with traditional pasta (although you could, if that’s what you have on hand), I used pre-made gnocchi. It cooks up super fast, and it has the perfect amount of chewy goodness.

TSV TIP: Don’t have gnocchi on hand? Or looking for a gluten free option?You could use your favorite pasta or even Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi.

This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegancasserole #gnocchi
This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegancasserole #gnocchi

How to make Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta

The sauce for this recipe is made from scratch and super simple. Crushed tomatoes, herbs, garlic – all the best stuff for a simple marinara.

And to make this extra creamy, I whipped up a batch of my Tofu Ricotta. If you have pre-made vegan ricotta on hand, you could use that as well.

To make this a complete dinner, add a big green salad to the side (like my Kale Caesar Salad) and dig in!

This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegancasserole #gnocchi

Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta

Servings: 5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This Baked Gnocchi with Vegan Tofu Ricotta is a saucy casserole that is best served with rosemary garlic bread and a big green salad on the side.
5 from 2 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE BAKED GNOCCHI

FOR THE ROSEMARY GARLIC BREAD

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt, pepper & red pepper flakes. Sauté for 60 seconds stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic, tomato paste and Italian seasoning to the pot. Toss to coat evenly and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to the pot. Stir to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • While the sauce is simmering, combine the vegan ricotta with the parsley and stir to combine.
  • When the sauce is done, taste and adjust seasonings as needed.** Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions and drain.
  • Add the cooked gnocchi to the sauce and stir to combine.*** Spread dollops of ricotta on the top of the gnocchi and place in the oven, uncovered. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the ricotta starts to brown. Remove from the oven, cover and allow to cool slightly while you make the rosemary garlic bread.
  • Prepare the rosemary garlic bread. Spread vegan butter on each slice of bread. Top with a sprinkle of garlic, rosemary and salt. Place on a baking sheet and turn the oven to broil. Cook until browned (approx. 3-4 minutes). Remove from the oven and slice the bread.
  • Add fresh basil and red pepper flakes to the gnocchi. Serve while hot with the rosemary garlic bread.

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Notes

*You can buy this pre-made or make a batch of my Tofu Ricotta.
**If there is any bitterness from the tomatoes, you can add a pinch of sugar.
***This is a very saucy dish – if it looks like there’s too much sauce, it is because it is meant to be that way. Perfect for dipping bread!
Calories: 463kcal, Carbohydrates: 83g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 8g
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
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