Sunday Supper, Gnocchi Alfredo with Spinach, Ham & Butternut Squash

I have been obsessed with gnocchi lately

and today’s Sunday Supper combines it with healthy spinach,

maple flavored ham, a fall favorite butternut squash,

Alfredo sauce and Gruyère cheese

for a very heavenly casserole

It is a breeze to make by using a few shortcuts~

already cubed butternut squash,

a jarred Alfredo sauce, and shredded Gruyère

Cut the ham steak into cubes {or use leftover holiday ham}

and put it on a parchment paper lined sheet pan with the cubed squash

Toss the squash with a little olive oil and salt & pepper

Put the pan in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until squash is done

and ham begins to char

While squash and ham are roasting,

cook the gnocchi according to pkg directions,

drain and set aside

Put the spinach leaves in the same pan you used for boiling the gnocchi,

Give it a drizzle of olive oil

and cook over medium heat, stirring,

until it wilts down

Add gnocchi back to the pan and add the Alfredo sauce

and some of the grated Gruyère

Add squash and ham

Toss around to combine

and then transfer the mixture to a prepared casserole dish

Top with a sprinkle of Gruyère

At this point dish can be covered and refrigerated

for baking later in the day if desired

Bake it at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes

Serve it up and dig in!

It’s delicious paired with Zucchini Biscuits

Gnocchi Alfredo with Spinach, Ham & Butternut Squash

Fall comfort food at it's best with cheesy gnocchi and vegetables baked in a creamy Alfredo sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 pkg 16 oz., gnocchi
  • 1 8 oz.ham steak, or leftover dinner ham I used maple flavored ham steak
  • 1 pkg 13 oz., butternut squash cubes, about 4 cups
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach leaves, about 3 cups or more to taste
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce, or more to taste I used Bertolli d'Italia 4 cheese Alfredo
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Gruyère or Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Cut ham steak into cubes and place on one end of a parchment paper lined sheet pan
  • Place squash cubes on the other end of pan and toss squash with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper, and spread out into an even layer
  • Roast squash and ham at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until squash is soft and ham begins to char
  • While squash and ham are roasting, cook gnocchi in a medium sauce pan according to pkg. directions, drain and set aside.
  • Add spinach to pan with a drizzle of olive oil and cook over medium heat, stirring, until leaves wilt down. Add gnocchi back to pan and season spinach and gnocchi with salt and pepper.
  • Add ham and squash to pan with spinach and gnocchi. Add Alfredo sauce* and most of the Gruyère, reserving a little for topping later
  • Toss everything together and then transfer to a sprayed or greased casserole dish. Top with reserved Gruyère. Dish can be refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired.
  • Bake dish at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until heated through
  • Makes 3-4 servings


I used about 1 cup of Alfredo, use more if you want a saucier casserole
Keyword butternut squash, comfort food, easy vegetable casserole, fall casserole, gnocchi casserole, leftover ham, make ahead dinner, ravioli and gnocchi Alfredo bake

Serve this with Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits

They can be made ahead and frozen for pulling out when needed

This is a great way to use leftover holiday ham!


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26 Responses to “Sunday Supper, Gnocchi Alfredo with Spinach, Ham & Butternut Squash”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Yum, Jenna! Looks deliciou, pinning!

  2. Mary says:

    A tasty combo of ingredients Jenna! You have me craving gnocchi now. 🙂 Happy Sunday ♥

  3. Mary says:

    Hi Jenna, It looks like my comment disappeared. Love your combo of flavors, you have me craving gnocchi now. 🙂 Happy Sunday ♥

  4. Jenna, I love gnocchi and your dish looks and sounds amazing, a definite for the autumn season!

  5. This looks like a very comforting dish Jenna!

  6. I need to buy some spinach — it’s so good in everything! Yum!

  7. Jenna,
    I’m loving the alfredo and butternut squash flavors – great recipe!
    Best Sunday wishes,

  8. lghiggins says:

    You come up with some great recipes for butternut squash–tasty and healthy.

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this dish looks and sounds amazing! Zucchini biscuits sound yummy, too. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  10. lulu says:

    I have everything but the gnocchi on hand but that will change by the end of the day and your dish will be on the table tonight.

  11. kitty says:

    It does look and sound heavenly, and so colorful, too, Jenna! I love gnocchi, too! Have a great week, cooking and painting.

  12. This looks fantastic! Trip loves gnocchi, and I am pinning this. 😀

  13. helenfern says:

    pinned and printed! I’m making this! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. OMG this does look exceptionally delicious. The colors so pretty and the combination of vegetables is perfect.

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