Gnocchi & tomato bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(144 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

    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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pears47p
3rd May, 2013
5.05
Great quick simple dish. Husband really enjoyed it. Will certainly make it again. A very tasty way of serving gnocchi.
geordielass78
3rd Apr, 2013
5.05
Tip: To make it extra low fat, try using low-fat mozzarella. Grilling low-fat cheese makes it turn into something resembling plastic, but you can use half-fat mozzarella if you bake it in the oven for 20 minutes instead of putting it under a grill. If I'm baking it, I boil the gnocchi for 1 minute in water before adding to the sauce, as otherwise it dries out too much in the baking.
floydyonfood
19th Mar, 2013
5.05
Delicious and really easy
michellebogers
16th Mar, 2013
Added broccoli and a little parmesan, also left it under the grill a bit longer than suggested. Lovely!
mellydexter
13th Mar, 2013
4.05
Great recipe for midweek, I also added a splash of water. A little bland for us, next time might try some chilli or pancetta or roasting the pepper before adding to the sauce.
Icedune
12th Feb, 2013
4.05
Beware anyone making their own gnocchi instead of buying them - mine fell apart and I ended up with a very tasty soup instead!!
alichia82
10th Feb, 2013
5.05
Very easy, very tasty, added some halved cherry tomatoes to make it look pretty and added just a teaspoon of sugar to the sauce to compliment the tomato and red pepper.
geordielass78
7th Feb, 2013
5.05
Extremely tasty, either as it stands, or with a chopped red chilli or good pinch of chilli flakes added, for a spicier version. For a non-vegetarian variation, it is especially good with 200g of chorizo added. Chop the chorizo, and slowly dry-fry until the fat runs, then use the fat released to fry off the rest of the onions, pepper etc. instead of frying them in oil.
minty88
9th Jan, 2013
I make this a lot! but use two tins of tomatoes and add a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes! give it quite a spice! and easily serves 4 with the extra tin!
lilitd
5th Jan, 2013
5.05
Very fast and yummy, definitely recommend!

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