Gnocchi & tomato bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins Ready in 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
285
protein
10g
carbs
50g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
1.64g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500g pack gnocchi
  • handful basil leaves, torn
  • half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks

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Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then soften the onion and pepper for 5 mins. Stir in the garlic, fry for 1 min, tip in the tomatoes and gnocchi, then bring to a simmer. Bubble for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is soft and the sauce has thickened. Season, stir through the basil, then transfer to a large ovenproof dish.
  2. Scatter with the mozzarella, then grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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tris-11's picture
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Quick easy and tasty. Very child friendly too...though I recommend blitzing the sauce before adding the gnocchi to hide tomato/pepper/onion lumps. This is a very filling/comferting dish. Could also be very versatile with different ingredients added!

ruby_may98's picture
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Quick to do tasted good, great comfort food. Next time will add green pepper too and roughly chopped tomatoes.

janjan87's picture

This went down very nicely for me and my hubby. Added in chicken, chorizo, red wine, Worcester sauce and tomato puree as extras as suggested by a few reviewers and this meal was absolutely delicious! I used two cans of tomatoes instead so the sauce didn't dry out. I cooked the gnocchi separately and added it to the sauce which helped the gnocchi cook properly without going soggy. Also used the whole mozzarella ball which was definitely naughty but nice! Used reduced fat mozzarella for ease the guilt! Also added a sprinkling of mature cheese over the top at the end. I grilled the bake for longer about 10 minutes and found the cheese browned better on top. With all the extras added in, two people got two dinners out of it but if you're feeling greedy you could scoff the lot! Served with leafy Italian salad and tomato and garlic flatbread, yum!

emilysenior's picture

I added 2 tins of tomatoes, and it was a little dry to 'bubble' in the pan. I'd probably add some spinach next time to make it a little more interesting.

monikaechelon's picture
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Delicious and quite easy to make. I will definitely be making this again. I however don't understand how a 500g pack of gnocchi makes four servings, except if they were supposed to be tiny.

mcsquee's picture
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ok for a cupboard standby...think will liven it up with some balsamic vinegar next time though.

aksaia's picture

IT IS AMAZING :)

ihearttheradio's picture
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A little culinary gem.

rosiesaxcoburg's picture
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Me and my boyfriend loved this. Made lots of sauce and froze what we didnt use, but I added balsamic vinegar to the onions (used a red one) and used oak smoked garlic (lots) and a little chilli jam, just to make it a little more interesting. Baked for 15 minutes and served with dough balls. Yummy

new_romantic's picture
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I found this recipe to be a little bit too watery. I think I would change the mozzarella for mascarpone because the mozzarella gets too stringy. But definitely a good dish to do if you're short on time.

rachel_r's picture
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I've made this many times now, it's lovely. I usually add more veg (e.g. courgettes/mushrooms), just because I love dishes with lots of vegetables in them.

rachelulu's picture
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Quite disappointing. The gnocchi was stodgy and the sauce was nothing to write home about. The kids (12 and 2) both loved it though!

magdalenas's picture

Perfect mid-week dish, truly recommended. I added mushroom though, which made it even tastier.

hannahsplatter's picture
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Quick and easy comfort food, though I think I would add more interesting vegetables if I made again. I would probably try doing the sauce separately too, to make it a bit thicker.

mcgilly's picture
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My son loved the gnocchi but wasn't mad about the sauce. I loved it all - easy to make and tasty - but would recommend creme fraiche/cheddar instead of mozarella plus a few diff veg for variety.

annak19's picture
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Works well with added mushrooms, spinach and wine, easy midweek supper will make again with tortelloni as i found the gnocchi a bit soft.

pageface's picture
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I made this when I had a couple of friends coming round for dinner. So easy to make, and so tasty! I love the added mozarella on top, it creates a nice finish. However, I'd agree with some of the previous comments about the portion sizes. There were only three of us and we finished off the entire bake so I can't see how this is supposed to serve 4.

frozenpixie's picture
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This was a brilliant supper with some homemade garlic bread and a couple of chillis in the sauce. I made the gnocchi from scratch, too, which made the dish really fresh and delicious. Super-simple.

littlegreendragon13's picture

Really nice but it's not a meal for 4! I would say 3 at a push but basically a generous meal for 2.

sali4444's picture
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Tasted lovely. Very simple and quick for those evenings you need something fast. Mine feed four very easy. Added bit of marmite to my sauce too. Will make again as a conviniant meal.

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