Gnocchi & tomato bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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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

    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

    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

    Gnocchi

    noh-kee

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

  • handful basil leaves, torn
    Basil

    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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chrisjack
24th Nov, 2015
5.05
As suggested I added an extra tin of tomatoes, I also added a courgette and some chilli. A really tasty and quick midweek meal.
dylanski
21st Sep, 2015
3.8
Really liked this, especially the red pepper in the sauce, will definitely add bacon next time, as per other reviews. First time, I've tried gnocchi (from Lidl which was very good), lightly fried it first so it didn't collapse in the sauce. Extra cheese also used, but then I always do!
robbo131
9th Mar, 2015
3.8
After reading other comments I added a chopped courgette, added 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, doubled the mozzarella, added an extra 1/2 can chopped tomatoes and 1/2 can boiled water. Came out lovely and I went back for seconds.
CarlaS26
17th Feb, 2015
This was delicious. although I used this recipe for two of us, but that was probably too much! i added dried chilli which was nice. i used low fat mozzarella, I would use full fat next time it didnt melt as easily. Will make again
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Bethlav1
22nd Jan, 2015
2.55
Fine but not spectacular. I added bacon and spinach which gave it a bit more flavour. As with others here I used extra tomatoes to give a bit more sauce then served with garlic flatbread.
jo_ce2001
1st Jan, 2015
3.8
A great recipe..but i made some slight changes. I added some spinach for a bit of interest, but used an inexpensive tomato pasta sauce I had in the cupboard in place of the tinned tomatoes, which turned out to be a great idea and i would do this in the future. I found it to be quite enough with left overs for lunch the next day - though i will say that gnocchi doesn't re-heat all that well - it goes very doughy. A hit with the husband and would make again.
mlrw01
24th Dec, 2014
This worked fairly well, although the gnocchi comes out a little chewy. I added 2 tins of tomatoes - it definitely needs this - and 2 balls of mozzarella with some spread through the middle. I served it with crusty bread. I think next time I would add some chilli as suggested by others below for extra zing as it needs a little something else.
louokane
6th Nov, 2014
1.3
This didn't work out well for me unfortunately. Was gloopy in texture. Maybe be to do with the gnocci I used as all other reviews of this pretty good but most of ours ended up in the bin :(
Darksideofthemoon
26th May, 2014
1.3
Alright, but not particularly exciting. Would only make it again with a LOT of additions/changes.
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Votadini
24th May, 2014
5.05
I added a tablespoon of white wine for a little depth and some wilted spinach for colour, texture and taste and it turned out great.

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