Gnocchi Casserole, Could be #Vegetarian But Isn’t

It started out vegetarian, but it fell off the turnip wagon along the way. I had these shrimp, see….

The casserole is supposed to go like this:

Cook some gnocchi. Put them in a buttered casserole dish. Make a white sauce. Stir in halved cherry tomatoes and fresh baby spinach. Pour it over the gnocchi. Bake it until it’s bubbly.

Naughty me, I tossed six shrimp (frozen, not live) into the boiling water with the gnocchi, separated them from the strainer, and put them on top of the casserole.

Sprinkled the top with smoked paprika (MMMmmmmm, smoked paprika!).

Ain’t that purty?

It was so good, Charlie even said so!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about rice cakes that turned out, as my grandpa would have said, messy but nourishin’. He would also have said, about the appearance, That don’t hurt the eatin’ of it.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about two different people in the same hot water.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Gnocchi Casserole, Could be #Vegetarian But Isn’t

  1. Dan Antion

    February 11, 2020 at 8:54am

    “Could be #Vegetarian But Isn’t” – Now there’s an enticing title. This looks good. I suspect it would be good without the shrimp.

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      Marian Allen

      February 11, 2020 at 9:00am

      I think it would be. But the shrimp were hanging around, taking up space and paying no rent, so ….

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      Marian Allen

      February 12, 2020 at 1:24pm

      Love your word! It wasn’t Chicken Tikka Masala, but it was yummylicious in its own way. 😀

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  2. joey

    February 15, 2020 at 1:27pm

    I want to know what storebought gnocchi you chose. I make gnocchi only when I am feeling my most happy Italian as I must have wine and loud classical music with hours to kill on a sunshiney day. Like, it’s on the recipe card in my brain. I have never bought it and need to know if I can fake all that.
    Could you please text me the brand, as I may not ever be able to come back and read your reply, as No matter how many times I check the box Notify me of follow-up comments, I am not frickin notified? Much thanks x

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      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2020 at 8:25am

      I THINK it was Kroger’s Private Selection, but I’ll check next time I’m in the grocery. 🙂

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