Gnocchi & tomato bake in a serving dish with spoon

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(260 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 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 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, then soften 1 chopped onion and 1 finely chopped red pepper for 5 mins.

  2. Stir in 1 crushed garlic clove, fry for 1 min, tip in 400g chopped tomatoes and 500g gnocchi, then bring to a simmer.

  3. Bubble for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is soft and the sauce has thickened.

  4. Season, stir through a handful of torn basil leaves, then transfer to a large ovenproof dish.

  5. Scatter with torn chunks of half a 125g mozzarella ball, then grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

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jocephine
17th Sep, 2008
5.05
Really loved this easy to make dish! It's ready in no-time. Nice on a long workingday!
pixiegirl8
15th Sep, 2008
3.05
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
6th Sep, 2008
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
6th Sep, 2008
5.05
Very tasty. My 18month old toddler loved it. Now one of our favourite family suppers.
eleanormayo
3rd Sep, 2008
4.05
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
1st Sep, 2008
4.05
Very good midweek supper. Would make again.

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