Gnocchi & tomato bake in a serving dish with spoon

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(318 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • 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



    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



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina or flour and potatoes, cooked and eaten in much the same…

  • handful basil leaves, torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks


  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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8th Apr, 2009
Really simple & pretty tasty too
23rd Mar, 2009
This is a simple but lush recipe, enjoyed by all the family.
8th Mar, 2009
I love gnocci, but hubby doesn't until i tried this recipe .... really tasty! Yum!!
20th Feb, 2009
9th Feb, 2009
Simple to make, and very tasty. Half a ball of mozzarella wasnt enough- used the whole lot. Would be nice with some pancetta or choped bacon fried in with the onions.
26th Jan, 2009
I added a little water too, and flavoured the sauce with a litter worcester sauce and black pepper. I was also short of basil so added a little pesto. Served with parmesan and garlic bread. Very tasty and will make again.
13th Jan, 2009
Made this dish tis evening, and totally loved it. Easy to make and delicious. I didnt have any garlic or basil and I replaced mozarella with cheddar and it was still extremely nice.
10th Jan, 2009
Really quick and tasty. I have had gnocchi before but it never tasted this good. Will be making again!
7th Jan, 2009
Great, but I think the next time I make it I will adjust seasoning (perhaps by adding tomato paste) to try to intensify the flavour, as there was a slight watery feeling to it.
1st Jan, 2009
Yummy! I cooked the gnocchi according to instructions on bag and made the sauce separately (used red and yellow peppers) and then mixed. Didn't have any basil so stirred in 2 tbsp of pesto. Also used the entire 125 g mozzarella, not healthy but so yummy. Fantastic easy and fast recipe, next time I might add some chorizo or aubergine.


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