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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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.

falooloo's picture

Absolutely delicious! I add little chunks of chorizo which I dry fry in a frying pan first. They really add to the flavour.

zoewindsor's picture
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I cooked the gnocchi for 10 mins and then grilled as they are horrible when overdone. Came out great. I prefered it without the moz as had more flavour that way. Simple and good. Think it would be even better with fresh tomatoes. I'll try that next time.

freyanom's picture

add chorizo and it is DELISH!!!

pingu80's picture
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Forgot to rate!

pingu80's picture
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A Lovely tasty mid week meal, really easy to prepare.

clairemahoney's picture
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Made this recipe last week and loved it with some garlic bread! Wasn't sure if I would as it seemed when cooking that there was an awful lot of onion in the sauce but it was great! Would definitely experiment with including different veg next time. Only downside is that I don't think it would serve 4 people.....3 people for a main meal, or 2 for a proper main meal and 2 small leftover portions for lunch the next day!

kazzac's picture
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A really quick and tasty dish. I couldn't find vegetarian mozzarella so added spoonfuls of creme fraiche and grated cheddar on top. I also added a good glug of red wine to the sauce. It was lovely and one I'll come back to.

fairystoryteller's picture
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This got a big thumbs up in our house! I added a dash of red wine to the sauce and only simmered for 10 minutes with the gnocchi. Like others I used the whole ball of mozzarella - naughty but nice! Served with a simple salad of petit pois and soya beans with a vinaigrette dressing and a generous handful of chopped fresh mint. Yum! Only serves 3 though (or are we a bit greedy?)...

homebaked's picture
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first time we'd ever had gnocchi so didn't know what to expect. fantastic results. gnocchi is now to become a regular in our fridge :) added some mince first time round and made a bolognese style bake = sparkling clean plates spoke for themselves!.

kjf_uk's picture
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Made this earlier, adding some spinach, cherry tomatoes and a little chilli to the recipe. The sauce was out of this world, the gnocchi was fair. I've not had gnocchi before, I couldn't believe how chewy and claggy it is. To me, it felt like raw bread dough in my mouth.

Would do this again, but would substitute the gnocchi for some cooked pasta shells.

emmalh's picture

We were really disappointed with this, too stodgy and the sauce was just too much. I should've read all the reviews properly and added water and perhaps pancetta or chorizo. Dogs seemed to enjoy it though! Perhaps will try it again with adaptations

polarmonkey's picture

I thought this was OK but I'm not a huge fan of gnocchi. My boyfriend loved it though and wolfed it down. Cooked the gnocchi seperatly though as it only takes 1 or 2 mins to cook, then added to the sauce. We got 4 servings alright out of this dinner when served with a big leafy salad.

sita_meena's picture
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Lovely recipe always looking for new things to do with gnocchi! I added chorizo, chicken, grated extra mature cheddar and crispy bacon for the top though which my boyfriend loved! Also I cook the gnocchi seperately then lightly fry it with some herbs in a griddle pan before putting into the sauce...it was lovely!!!

ineedamirror's picture
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Added some extra tomato passata as it seemed to want it, and it came out great!

horseybird's picture
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Loved it, nice and tasty, I used gnocchi with mozzarella cheese in the middle worked well.

smokeybromage's picture
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This was the first time I'd cooked with gnocchi, very quick easy recipe. We add chilli to the sauce to spice it up a bit, and sometimes a bit of just boiled water if its too thick. not sure about it serving 4 though! It just does the 2 of us!

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