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Gnocchi Bake

By maryloup (GoodFood Community)
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  • More effort
  • Serves 2
A simple Italian filler with a rich tomato sauce and mozerella
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Ingredients

  • 1 pack of ready made gnocchi 500g
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 balls of buffalo mozzarella

For the sauce

  • 350g passatta (sieved tomatoes)
  • 1 diced medium red onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 4 sliced medium sized mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

Method

  • STEP 1
    Pre heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6
  • STEP 2
    Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the onion and garlic, sautee for 5 mins, add the mushrooms and cook until soft
  • STEP 3
    Add the passatta to the pan with the mixed herbs, season to taste, simmer for a further 5 minutes
  • STEP 4
    While the sauce is simmering, add the gnocchi to a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook until the gnocchi rises to the surface. Once cooked, drain and add to the pan, stirring to coat the gnocchi in the sauce
  • STEP 5
    Pour the contents of the saucepan into 2 Individual portion Ovenproof dishes, or to 1 medium ovenproof dish
  • STEP 6
    Slice the mozzarella balls into slices and layer the slices on top of the gnocchi, drizzle with olive oil and season with a little black pepper. Bake on the middle oven shelf for 20 minutes. Serve with a side salad or enjoy by itself.

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