Gnocchi & tomato bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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


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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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 onion, chopped



    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



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

  • handful basil leaves, torn



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

  • half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks


  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)

andrea37's picture

This is a simple but lush recipe, enjoyed by all the family.

sallyv76's picture

I love gnocci, but hubby doesn't until i tried this recipe .... really tasty! Yum!!

kira000's picture

Simple to make, and very tasty. Half a ball of mozzarella wasnt enough- used the whole lot.
Would be nice with some pancetta or choped bacon fried in with the onions.

GVB's picture

I added a little water too, and flavoured the sauce with a litter worcester sauce and black pepper. I was also short of basil so added a little pesto. Served with parmesan and garlic bread. Very tasty and will make again.

phatplatt's picture

Made this dish tis evening, and totally loved it.
Easy to make and delicious.
I didnt have any garlic or basil and I replaced mozarella with cheddar and it was still extremely nice.

cookiemunster's picture

Really quick and tasty. I have had gnocchi before but it never tasted this good. Will be making again!

clarabellski's picture

Great, but I think the next time I make it I will adjust seasoning (perhaps by adding tomato paste) to try to intensify the flavour, as there was a slight watery feeling to it.

fuzzygirl's picture

Yummy! I cooked the gnocchi according to instructions on bag and made the sauce separately (used red and yellow peppers) and then mixed. Didn't have any basil so stirred in 2 tbsp of pesto. Also used the entire 125 g mozzarella, not healthy but so yummy. Fantastic easy and fast recipe, next time I might add some chorizo or aubergine.

davestockton's picture

Very easy to make and very tasty.

I added a little bit of water during cooking to make it a bit more "saucy" and served with some crusty bread!

kassia's picture

this was my first time with gnocchi, expectations were probably too high. the sauce is a classic one (good one), also added a splash of wine which gave it a nice twist. the red pepper gave it a nice touch as well. it definitely doesn't serve 4 though.. 3 tops!

leanneky's picture

Very nice, quick and easy recipe. I put the peppers on the gas hob to burn and peel off the skins before adding. I also whizzed the sauce in the blender so the kids wouldn't moan. I'm making it for the second time today and am adding butternut squash and mushrooms!

firefly07's picture

The meal was simple to make but tasted superb. The tomato and pepper go together really well and the mozzarella topped it off nicely. Will definitely make it again!

kerryjoy's picture

I love gnocchi usually, butwas really disappointed with this recipe. I thought the dish was claggy and very boring. I won't make it again.

jostone's picture

I like! Versatile (you can add veg in any way you think fit) and definately the way that gnocchi is meant to be eaten. I generally find it disappointing, but this dish turns it into a delicious comfort food. Dead quick and easy to make.

sparks's picture

I added some spinach to the ingredients and it was fantastic!

irmgard2's picture

Easy to prepare and the leftovers taste great!

kathynicolson's picture

added half a red chilli as had no basil, whizzed the sauce in the blender before adding gnocchi as my bairns 'dont do' lumpy sauces and sprinkled some crispy bacon when putting in the cheese, great quick and tasty tea, the pepper made it lovely and sweet

japneet's picture

Very easy to make and super yummy.


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