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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markswaine's picture
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Very tasty indeed - I also added the pancetta cubes and I felt that this improved the dish a lot. Without it, it really wouldn't be as nice.

giwilliams's picture
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Made this last night and it was really lovely. I added some tomato puree too which helped with the flavours. Quick, easy, cheap and a big hit with the family. Will definitely make again.

katysarahlee's picture
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Nice & very easy. I added tomato puree but otherwise stuck to the recipe.
A good mid-week supper

katehewison's picture
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Yum, yum and yum! I added some smoked bacon pieces which work really well with the other flavours - a firm favourite!

michela7's picture
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Tasty & easy!!!

katehewison's picture
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Oops..forgot the stars!

katehewison's picture
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Yum! This was absolutely delish and such a simple dish to make! I added some cubed smoked bacon which went really well with the other flavours. Will be making again tonight as it's ideal for feeding a big group of people, a firm favourite in our house from now on!

peskypeeza's picture
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Enjoyed this recipe for a quick and tasty midweek meal. Thinking it might be a bit bland, and following previous comments, I added two bacon rashers when frying the garlic, and also some mushrooms as I had some to use up (don't think they added anything special, but did help cut down my food waste). I also stirred the spinach through the sauce to wilt rather than with the gnocchi and used low-fat soft cheese instead of marscapone. So not quite the original recipe, but tasty all the same!

tarataylor's picture
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so easy to make and super tasty. made this one a fair few times.

natashamiller's picture
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It was a bit watery so I think I'll cook the spinach with the tomatoes, garlic and mascarpone next time, still tasted good though!

amynadine's picture
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I also added quite a bit of black pepper and the basil as suggested. It was lovely with a strong cheddar grated over the top (no parmesan as I am a veggie and vegetarian parmesan isn't very widely available).

theathwareing's picture
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Ok, don't think i'll make it again

raffie's picture
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This was quick and really simple. Tasted great.

dpmgirlie's picture
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I also added some bacon and it was delicious..although my boyfriend picked out the spinach!

kfurber's picture
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This is delicious and very very quick! Was also lovely warmed up the next day for lunch at work.

juliejane's picture

Does anyone know if i can make this without the mascarpone, as i cant eat dairy?

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very easy to make and tasted delicious. Yum!

denise's picture
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This recipe is absolutely delicious. I added some tomato puree to the sauce which enhanced the flavour, together with a little black pepper. As I am vegetarian, I fried up some pancetta seperately and sprinkled it over my husbands, which he thought really made the dish. I will definitely make this again, and would highly recommend it. Really yummy!

roanna_477's picture
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I made this last night and it was really tasty. I added some bacon when I was frying the garlic. It was really saucy aswell. Very nice!

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