Gnocchi & tomato bake in a serving dish with spoon

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(319 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 or flour and potatoes, cooked and eaten in much the same…

  • 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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davestockton
25th Nov, 2008
4.05
Very easy to make and very tasty. I added a little bit of water during cooking to make it a bit more "saucy" and served with some crusty bread!
kassia
9th Nov, 2008
3.05
this was my first time with gnocchi, expectations were probably too high. the sauce is a classic one (good one), also added a splash of wine which gave it a nice twist. the red pepper gave it a nice touch as well. it definitely doesn't serve 4 though.. 3 tops!
leanneky
8th Nov, 2008
4.05
Very nice, quick and easy recipe. I put the peppers on the gas hob to burn and peel off the skins before adding. I also whizzed the sauce in the blender so the kids wouldn't moan. I'm making it for the second time today and am adding butternut squash and mushrooms!
firefly07
1st Nov, 2008
5.05
The meal was simple to make but tasted superb. The tomato and pepper go together really well and the mozzarella topped it off nicely. Will definitely make it again!
kerryjoy
28th Oct, 2008
1.05
I love gnocchi usually, butwas really disappointed with this recipe. I thought the dish was claggy and very boring. I won't make it again.
xxpippaxx
26th Oct, 2008
5.05
Delicious
jostone
16th Oct, 2008
4.05
I like! Versatile (you can add veg in any way you think fit) and definately the way that gnocchi is meant to be eaten. I generally find it disappointing, but this dish turns it into a delicious comfort food. Dead quick and easy to make.
sparks
8th Oct, 2008
5.05
I added some spinach to the ingredients and it was fantastic!
irmgard2
7th Oct, 2008
5.05
Easy to prepare and the leftovers taste great!
kathynicolson
6th Oct, 2008
4.05
added half a red chilli as had no basil, whizzed the sauce in the blender before adding gnocchi as my bairns 'dont do' lumpy sauces and sprinkled some crispy bacon when putting in the cheese, great quick and tasty tea, the pepper made it lovely and sweet

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