Have I ever said how much I love Aldi?
Being a single mom on a budget, I have to shop for the lowest prices on groceries. Aldi is hands down the cheapest grocery store in my area, by far. I start with my shopping list, stop there and then whatever isn't available at Aldi, I shop for elsewhere. The majority of this recipe was made with ingredients I bought from there and we love how it turned out!
I love using spinach in casseroles and I've found it goes great with tuna. This recipe with the added pesto, has tons of flavor and is ready within 30 minutes. It's also very frugal, perfect for when the budget's tight or if you're looking to save some money on meals! Enjoy!
Baked Pesto Tuna Gnocchi Casserole (click here to print recipe)
What you need:
1- 17.6 ounce package gnocchi
4 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1- 5 ounce can tuna, drained and flaked
1 cup refrigerated pesto sauce
3/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper, as needed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a greased baking dish. Add the spinach, onion and tuna to the baking dish. Whisk together the pesto, half and half and 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese. Stir all ingredients in the baking dish until combined. Add salt and pepper, if needed. Then mix together the remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese with the panko and sprinkle evenly on top.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately.
This recipe is shared at: A Dish of Daily Life, Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Best Blog Recipes, The Better Baker, Kathe with an E, Inside BruCrew Life, Memories by the Mile, Feeding Big,