Lighter Baked Gnocchi Bolognese

Whole wheat gnocchi topped with savory turkey Bolognese sauce and melted cheese.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook until no pink remains, breaking apart the meat thoroughly.
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain.
  6. Heat broiler on high.
  7. Add fresh parsley to sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if necessary.
  8. Toss gnocchi with half of the Bolognese. Place in an oven-safe casserole dish. Top with remaining Bolognese, and sprinkle with cheeses.
  9. Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown, 3-4 minutes.   

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kates,
ALDI Test Kitchen


2 tablespoons Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

3 ribs celery, diced

1 pound Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey

1 tablespoon Stonemill Essentials Minced Garlic

¼ cup Happy Harvest Tomato Paste

1 cup Winking Owl Pinot Grigio

28 ounces Happy Harvest Crushed Tomatoes

2 teaspoons Stonemill Essentials Oregano

Pinch Stonemill Essentials Crushed Red Pepper

Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, to taste

Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, to taste

2 17.6-ounce packages Priano Whole Wheat Gnocchi

½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

½ cup Priano Shredded Romano Cheese

¾ cup Happy Farms Mozzarella Cheese

Prep Time:
25 minutes

Cook Time:
1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 40 minutes