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Gnocchi & tomato bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(137 ratings)

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

Easy

Serves 4
A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal285
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.64g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500g pack gnocchi

    Gnocchi

    noh-kee

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

  • handful basil leaves, torn

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks

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.

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Comments (130)

fairystoryteller's picture
5

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
5

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
2

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
2

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
5

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

horseybird's picture
5

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

smokeybromage's picture
4

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!

lurvlyloz's picture
3

Firstt ime ive ever cooked gnocchi but i really enjoyed it. i added some Worcester sauce & a chopped chilli to jazz it up a bit and used mature cheddar crated on top. really nice. will definitely make again.

dancingbunny's picture
5

Really tasty. I used spring onions instead of onion and I didn't have a pepper so I chopped up some chorizo instead. I put in a really big handful of basil which added really nice flavour. I added a splash of balsamic vinegar to the tomato sauce which added some sweetness. I was really tempted to use the whole mozarella ball but in the end I made a tomato and mozarella salad as a starter. It really only feeds three people and that's including salad and garlic bread!

angela_mgoodall's picture
5

This was very tasty and I plan to make it again. Was a nice warm, comforting dish for a cold midweek evening.

smmccarthy9175's picture
5

We absolutely love this dish so much that we do have to make twice as much.

lhea-ibiza's picture

This recipy is perfect if youve short for time but i did add some chilly with the onions and red peppers....and then some more water when adding the gnocchi otherwise i think youll find the sause would be way too stodgy! Seasoned well super tasty!

gina1954's picture
4

Fantastic. I added grated chedder as well as the Mozzarella on the top. Also added extra garlic (4cloves in all) Cayenne pepper and some other small chopped veg - carrot and celery.
To really beef up the tomato tasted I also added 2-3 tsps sundried tomato paste.
Served with a really nice salad and sweet dressing this would make a great supper party dish.
As with all recipes a few personal adjustments make it your own.

tinuke24's picture
4

This was lovely but the mozarella is a bit stringy and as it doesnt have much of a flavour, made it again with parmesan and was reallt tasty and crispy.

messyjessie86's picture
5

I really think that this recipe deserves five stars. It's so comforting and yummy, and good for you too! I tend to veg it up a bit, and add some chorizo or pancetta for my vegetarian-phobic boyfriend :)

ruthiewatkinson's picture
5

i have never teried gnocchi before but this recipe is delicious!!! wil definitely cook this again and i am planning to freeze the leftovers for another day!!! i did add a little bit more water to the recipe as i felt it looked a little dry but it worked well!!!

signerpianist's picture
4

I recently cooked this for a family meal - it was really easy (I'm a novice cook practising for university meals!) and delicious! I chose to cook my gnocchi separately, according to the instructions on the bag (as I was worried they'd be too stodgy) and then added them just before scattering on the mozzarella. I needed to use the whole ball of mozzarella, and I also added a handful of spinach too!

Will definitely make again!

lizleask's picture
4

Great midweek dish - added some chopped bacon and oven-baked for 25 mins. Definitely one to do again.

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