Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Make a change from pasta with this Italian-style midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal393
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.67g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 140g mascarpone
  • 500g pack gnocchi



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…

  • 200g bag baby spinach
  • handful basil leaves
  • Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shavings, to serve (optional)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  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.

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Comments (42)

marieb1's picture

Brilliant - really tasty and a quick and easy recipe. Will make again.

louisesco's picture

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

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!

markswaine's picture

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

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

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

katehewison's picture

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

michela7's picture

Tasty & easy!!!

katehewison's picture

Oops..forgot the stars!

katehewison's picture

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

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

so easy to make and super tasty. made this one a fair few times.

natashamiller's picture

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

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

Ok, don't think i'll make it again

raffie's picture

This was quick and really simple. Tasted great.

dpmgirlie's picture

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

kfurber's picture

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

Very easy to make and tasted delicious. Yum!


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