Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake

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Everyone… hold your horses – if you’ve never made my Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake, it’s about to be the new favorite thing on What’s Gaby Cooking!

Chicken Parm Gnocchi Bake from (@whatsgabycookin)

Let me preface this by saying… I’m not even sure how we can go up from here. This Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake is just THAT good.

Chicken Parm Gnocchi Bake from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s a ground chicken mixture that’s flavored the same way you would season a chicken parmesan. Add to that some perfectly boiled gnocchi (which are like little pillows of heaven) on top and finish it off tons of cheese and herbs because obviously love a burrata moment, and that’s about it. It’s magical to say the least and I am 20000% confident that you’re going to love it.

If you’re a fan of this Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake, here are some more of my fav Chicken Parmesan inspired recipes…

Chicken Parm Gnocchi Bake from (@whatsgabycookin)
Chicken Parm Gnocchi Bake from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake

5 from 32 votes
Your fav Chicken Parmesan mixed with Gnocchi in the form of a quick and easy bake!! It's perfection
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


  • 12 ounces plain gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 cups store-bought marinara sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 ball fresh burrata
  • Sprigs fresh basil or oregano for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions; drain, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the gnocchi, reserved cooking liquid, marinara sauce and red pepper flakes to the skillet with the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Add the parmesan and stir.
  • Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Bake on the top oven rack until hot and bubbling and the cheese turns golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the burrata on top. And season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.


  1. You’re original baked gnocchi recipe is one of my favorite things EVER, so I can’t wait to try this chicken parmesan version. Absolutely delicious I’m sure!

  2. Is the burrata added after removing from oven? It wasn’t clear since it says “maybe we add more burrata”. I’m making this tonight. Looks amazing so far.

  3. I made this tonight! So yummy! I put two chicken breast in the crockpot. Then used it shredded in the dish once I was ready to put it together for dinner. Turned out amazing, such a hit!

  4. I’ve made this 2 times in 2 weeks and my family loves it. I do add some red wine to the chicken as it’s browning for an extra kick. This is a new family favorite. Keep up the Yum Gaby!!

  5. I’m getting ready to make this tonight! I can’t wait to try it . I’ve made a few of your recipes, and have loved them all. Thanks for all the great recipes, Gaby

  6. Have had to make this twice in two weeks,my crew loved it so much. I doubled the chicken but kept the rest as is, we’re just a little sensitive to a higher proportion of tomato sauce. Was fantastic!!

  7. So delicious! I’ve made this as the recipe calls but am making it with spinach instead of gnocchi tonight – hopefully it’s equally as yummy!! Love your recipes!

  8. Gabby, your food is wonderful! Easy recipes but such great food. We made your curry chicken a couple of nights ago which was to die for and made this one tonight. Even the kids dug it and they’re super picky. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I made this and gave it to my two 14-month olds – they could NOT get enough! New recipe to add into our rotation for sure! 🙂

  10. This looks delicious! Would the recipe work in a baking dish or ovenproof skillet as well? Or does it need to be a cast iron skillet?

  11. 5 stars
    Made this for Sunday family dinner night. I doubled it but should have tripled it. Was a big hit. Picky eaters came for third servings.

  12. Is there a particular brand of gnocchi that you like? I’d like to make it this week but find some gnocchi to be very heavy and doughy. Thanks!

    1. Are you in LA? my fav is from this local italian deli called Bay Cities!! I also like the one from trader joes

  13. Taking this out of the oven now….It looks and smells amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  14. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. It is sooooo good and super easy to make!! Perfect easy weeknight comfort meal! I added several handfuls of fresh spinach to up the veggies, other than that, followed the recipe as written. Thanks Gaby!!

  15. 5 stars
    This was such a comforting dish! Quick to put together, boil the gnocchi while fixing the onion and chicken. I added Kale into the chicken and onion since I was too lazy to make a salad, and it was fantastic. I drizzled Garlic Goodness Oil over top as i popped it into the oven. Quarantine challenges left only ricotta, parm and pecorino in the fridge, so parm and pecorino got mixed into the sauce and once it was baked I added dollops of ricotta on top and a few drizzles of pesto. Absolutely amazing!!!! I used GF gnocchi too- worked just fine!

  16. 5 stars
    I saw you make this on your live instagram post….my whole family is obsessed and we’ve made it twice in 2 weeks. I really appreciated all your substitution suggestions in light of this crazy time! I made it once with chicken sausage instead of ground chicken. Next time with ground chicken but bow tie pasta…..’cause that’s what I had:) So good both times. Thank you!!

  17. So good! Use Rao’s marinara :):) skipped the mozz cause #quarantine & used some grated parm sprinkled on top before baking. Used dollops of pesto instead of herbs. Sooo good and a lot of food.. will definitely be a new staple

    1. I would thaw it out for a few hours before baking and then follow the same instructions as printed

  18. 5 stars
    This dish checks so many boxes! So so good! The combination of gnocchi and sautéed chicken and fresh Burrata mixed in tomato sauce is heaven.

  19. 5 stars
    Such yummy comfort food. I didn’t have burrata handy and used blobs of cottage cheese and it was delicious. Thank you for bringing it!

  20. I am so excited to try this! Do you think I could make it the day before and then bake it in the oven? I will have a time crunch but I think this will be the perfect recipe for dinner for a few people.

    1. gnocchi doesn’t really stay fresh overnight! But you could make the chicken portion of it the day before and then boil the gnocchi day of

  21. 5 stars
    Each time I’ve made this dish I’ve gotten rave reviews! I most recently cooked it for my in-laws and they couldn’t get enough!

  22. Absolutely delicious
    Fast & easy
    Great for a dinner party
    I saw a friend post last nite & I made it tonite

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