Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make a change from pasta with this Italian-style midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
393
protein
9g
carbs
48g
fat
20g
saturates
11g
fibre
4g
sugar
7g
salt
1.67g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 140g mascarpone
  • 500g pack gnocchi
  • 200g bag baby spinach
  • handful basil leaves
  • parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shavings, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the garlic until golden, then add the tomatoes. Season, then simmer for 10 mins. Stir in mascarpone, then cook for 2 mins more.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the gnocchi according to pack instructions. Add the spinach for the final min of cooking. Drain well, pour back into the pan, then stir the sauce through. Mix well and serve immediately with basil leaves and Parmesan shavings scattered over, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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laylajaynehay's picture

Love this recipe. I add a frozen red chilli cube to the sauce for a kick and it's perfect.

Jodie Marshall's picture
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Made this for our tea the other night. So far this is my favourite veggie recipe from this website. Very easy and so yummy.

AmandaDeCoste's picture
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First time ever making a recipe using gnocchi - we loved it! I doubled the recipe but still used only 1 handful of torn basil, and really large garlic cloves - really simple, quick and delicious. I would like to try using the cream cheese spread next time as others have suggestion to help keep the cost down - I think it would taste okay that way, also.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Wasn't keen on this. I like gnocchi recipes but the spinach didn't bind into the rest of the sauce. Also found it quite stodgy.

penny6's picture

I made this according to the recipe and expected it to be quite bland.how wrong was I?may try with peas when I don't have spinach in.

suzymhall's picture
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Delicious. Quite rich and filling. Very simple to make.

robskihockey's picture
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Great dish! Fried bacon pieces separately, until crisp, then added them in with the spinach. Gorgeous.....I'm not the only one to come up with this :-)

sheenaf82's picture

Just cooked this, having read other reviews, I added chorizo, some green chillies and lots of salt and pepper! ;) it was beautiful.

gummy86's picture
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Really simple, quick & tasty! I added bacon like a couple of other people which worked out very well. If you're making it for 4 people I'd recommend adding a side like garlic bread to bulk the meal out a bit!

amyeve's picture
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This was flippin' lovely and easy to make for one! Added pancetta cubes and wilted the spinach in the sauce as recommended. Having the left overs for lunch tomorrow. Will definitely be making this again soon!

fairypetal's picture
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Forgot to add that both times I made this I didnt use mascarpone, instead I used low fat Philly, and it was just as nice ...

fairypetal's picture
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Made this recipe for me and partner, and neither of us had tried gnocchi before, and I have to say we both love this dish.... the sauce is just delicious.... i took on board other comments and added some smoked bacon to the dish, and wilted the spinach with the sauce, and we both really enjoyed it....I have since made the sauce again..without the smoked bacon and had it with chicken and pasta, and it was just as nice..this is now a firm favourite and one I will be making again and again...

whitechoco84's picture

Don't boil gnocchi - shallow fry it, yum!

rachhach's picture
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Great, easy dish to make. I used Philadelphia instead of marscarpone as I didn't have any. I also put it in a glass dish, grated some cheddar over the top and put it in the oven until the cheese was golden, delicious!

doofsteele's picture
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Really quick and easy - great mid week supper. I served for unexpected guests and added some bacon as suggested - it was delicious and guest asked for the recipe.

nikkisha's picture
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Had it for dinner tonight, made it with chorizo for my non-veggie friend and everyone enjoyed it, i will be making it again :)

nikkisha's picture
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Made it for dinner tonight, it was very nice and super quick! I will be making it again :)

marieb1's picture
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Brilliant - really tasty and a quick and easy recipe. Will make again.

louisesco's picture
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This dish was one of the easiest Iv made. I stuck to the recipe and instructions and wish I had put in some bacon like others have said. The first 2 bites were nice but other than that it wasn't very tasty. It was far too bland, the dogs enjoyed it though. But if you don't try, you wont know :)

jessicawi's picture
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not bad at all. I would put fresh chilli in the sauce to give it a bit more depth but other thatn that, lovely. There's lots of sauce too so maybe have it with some garlic bread to mop up!

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