Gnocchi & tomato bake in a serving dish with spoon

Gnocchi & tomato bake

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(351 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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emilysenior
6th Sep, 2012
I added 2 tins of tomatoes, and it was a little dry to 'bubble' in the pan. I'd probably add some spinach next time to make it a little more interesting.
monikaechelon
28th Aug, 2012
5.05
Delicious and quite easy to make. I will definitely be making this again. I however don't understand how a 500g pack of gnocchi makes four servings, except if they were supposed to be tiny.
mcsquee
15th Jul, 2012
3.05
ok for a cupboard standby...think will liven it up with some balsamic vinegar next time though.
aksaia
19th Jun, 2012
IT IS AMAZING :)
ihearttheradio
17th Jun, 2012
4.05
A little culinary gem.
rosiesaxcoburg
10th Jun, 2012
4.05
Me and my boyfriend loved this. Made lots of sauce and froze what we didnt use, but I added balsamic vinegar to the onions (used a red one) and used oak smoked garlic (lots) and a little chilli jam, just to make it a little more interesting. Baked for 15 minutes and served with dough balls. Yummy
new_romantic
23rd May, 2012
3.05
I found this recipe to be a little bit too watery. I think I would change the mozzarella for mascarpone because the mozzarella gets too stringy. But definitely a good dish to do if you're short on time.
rachel_r
30th Mar, 2012
5.05
I've made this many times now, it's lovely. I usually add more veg (e.g. courgettes/mushrooms), just because I love dishes with lots of vegetables in them.
rachelulu
28th Feb, 2012
3.05
Quite disappointing. The gnocchi was stodgy and the sauce was nothing to write home about. The kids (12 and 2) both loved it though!
magdalenas
27th Jan, 2012
Perfect mid-week dish, truly recommended. I added mushroom though, which made it even tastier.

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