Gnocchi bolognese with spinach

Gnocchi bolognese with spinach

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A filling, cheesy bake that is great for lunch the next - if there's any left!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
518
protein
44g
carbs
50g
fat
18g
saturates
8g
fibre
6g
sugar
9g
salt
2.4g

Ingredients

  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 400g gnocchi
  • 125g reduced-fat mozzarella
  • 400g spinach, washed

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Method

  1. Fry the mince in the oil for a few mins. Tip in the tomatoes and herbs. Fill one of the empty cans with water, add this to the beef, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 mins.
  2. Tip half the spinach into a colander and pour over boiling water to wilt, then repeat with the second half. Squeeze out as much moisture from the spinach as you can, then leave to drain in the colander. When the beef is almost ready, cook the gnocchi, then drain. Heat the grill to high.
  3. Stir the gnocchi and spinach into the beef, season, then tip into a large ovenproof dish. Tear the mozzarella into chunks, scatter over, then grill until golden and bubbling.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Tried this as the recipe suggested, but using 250g pack of fresh baby spinach. This really needed pepping up as it was very bland without onions, garlic etc. I don't understand why Good Food is giving recipes without basic ingredients to make the food taste good - am I on my own in thinking this?

robspursfan's picture

How much Spinach are you supposed to add?

gailcaunt's picture
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Also adapted the recipe to use a proper bolognese sauce (onions, bacon, garlic etc) as well as mince and tomatoes and it made a delicious change from spag bol - but wouldn't have been so tasty with just mince and tomatoes. Also, ingredients do not seem to list the spinach.

thestubbs's picture
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A great change from pasta bolognaise and the Kids loved it. The spinach was a really nice addition. I did add onion, garlic,a splash of red wine and a couple of mushrooms to the mince as it was VERY VERY bland without it. Definately will make again (with the changes) for an easy all in one family meal.

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