Spicy Gnocchi Bread Bowl is a large round loaf of sourdough bread hollowed out to hold gnocchi tossed in a creamy, spicy red sauce, all topped and baked with cheese.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To get started, you need to make the gnocchi. Heat a large pot of water to boiling, add the pasta noodles, and cook them according to the package instructions (about 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the top).
Be sure to reserve 1 cup of the cooked pasta water before you drain it. Set the cooked gnocchi aside until you add it to the sauce.
Finally, pour in the cooked gnocchi and mix everything together until the pasta is coated with the red sauce. Set the sauce aside as you prepare the garlic butter.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, garlic, salt, and parsley. Stir until well combined.
First, hollow out each bread loaf to form a bread bowl, making sure not to cut through the bottom of the loaf.
Next, spread half the garlic butter equally inside and outside of each bread bowl.
Then, add the spicy gnocchi equally to each bowl.
Top each with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.