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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leanneky's picture
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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
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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
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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.

xxpippaxx's picture
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Delicious

jostone's picture
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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
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I added some spinach to the ingredients and it was fantastic!

irmgard2's picture
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Easy to prepare and the leftovers taste great!

kathynicolson's picture
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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
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Very easy to make and super yummy.

ourshell's picture
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Really nice. Added some sliced mushrooms too to make it a bit more interesting. Would definitely make again.

donnacallaghan's picture

Try boiling the gnocchi on its own, then add the sauce. Place in ovenproof dish.
Substitute mozzarella for a few spoonfuls of creme fraiche, scatter with a handful of grated cheddar, then grill for 5-10 mins until starting to bubble/brown on top. The creme fraiche will mix in as you serve.

ljl144's picture
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really quick, easy & tasty, I didnt use peppers as I dont like them but it was still yum!

bbcheek's picture

I had never tried gnocchi before this dish the family loved it although we think we would get fed up with it quickly. Also tried with cooked pasta and that worked really well too. I added some pancetta chunks, worcester sauce, 8 drops tobasco, 25g parmesan and a sprinkling of sugar....WOW, try it!

jocephine's picture
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Really loved this easy to make dish! It's ready in no-time. Nice on a long workingday!

pixiegirl8's picture
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we didn't rate this. as our first time trying gnocchi, we had great expectations but were disappointed at the stringy chewy taste. The sauce was nice though, and i would make this again but with pasta shells instead =]

debs66's picture

I added a small amount of water (1/4 of the size of the tin that the tomatoes came in), and a splash of red wine to this recipe and it was fab!

deborahwilliams's picture
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Very tasty. My 18month old toddler loved it. Now one of our favourite family suppers.

eleanormayo's picture
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This was tasty & I would do again. I stirred through some spinach before putting the mozzarella on the top and finished it off in the over as opposed to under the grill. It would not feed 4 though & only did 3 at a push.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very good midweek supper. Would make again.

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