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Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

Gnocchi with creamy tomato & spinach sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make a change from pasta with this Italian-style midweek meal

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal393
fat20g
saturates11g
carbs48g
sugars7g
fibre4g
protein9g
salt1.67g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 140g mascarpone
  • 500g pack gnocchi
  • 200g bag baby spinach
  • handful basil leaves
  • parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shavings, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the garlic until golden, then add the tomatoes. Season, then simmer for 10 mins. Stir in mascarpone, then cook for 2 mins more.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, boil the gnocchi according to pack instructions. Add the spinach for the final min of cooking. Drain well, pour back into the pan, then stir the sauce through. Mix well and serve immediately with basil leaves and Parmesan shavings scattered over, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
GNOCCHI

Gnocchi – small potato dumplings – are popular in northern Italy. You could also try tossing this sauce through 400g cooked pasta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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