Tray bake fish and gnocchi

I saw this interesting recipe on the israeli food blogger Ron Yohananov’s website. Since then, I made my own tweaked version at least 10 times.

This is so fast, easy and delicious. A real winner and a full, complete meal on one tray.

You should definitely try it.

This recipe feeds my family of 5, but can be done with only 1 pack of gnocchi and less filets for a smaller crowd. Seasoning stays the same.


  • Frozen fish fillets, thawed and patted dry. I use 2lb pack of Basa fillets from my local supermarket, but salmon, haddock, tilapia or other fish fillets will work out just fine.
  • 2 packs dry potato gnocchi (500 gr each)
  • A handful cherry tomatoes, halved. You can also add mushrooms/peppers or sliced zucchini and its delicious.

  • For the sauce:
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, pepper, chili flakes

  • Before baking: 1/2 cup broth (chicken or veg, it’s really up to you)
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit or 200 Celsius
  2. Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl
  3. Drop gnocchi on a lined baking tray and pour most of the sauce on top. Mix well and add tomatoes.
  4. Place fish fillets on top of gnocchi and brush with remaining sauce.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of broth carefully on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. If desired, broil for a minute or 2 just before serving.