Where has baked gnocchi been all my life? Do you ever find a recipe and wonder how you could have gone so long without having made it? The instant I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. Kale, pesto, sausage, gnocchi and cheese - how could anything that involves all of that not be a home run? Braised kale with pasta is probably the dish I make most often and this was a cheesy, decadent version of that. I may have to double this recipe next time I make it because my husband polished off half of it in one sitting and I have a lot more mouths to feed in the house. You'll need three dishes for this but otherwise the cooking isn't elaborate or time consuming and I know this is one of those meals that will come together more and more quickly the more I make it.