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£5 dinners | Gnocchi bake

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This week's recipe is a Gnocchi bake. If you've never heard of Gnocchi before its a pasta/potato dumplings. In that sense this dish is essentially a pasta bake, but the Gnocchi give it a different flavour. This dish is so quick to make the prep is about 5 minutes then 30 minutes, making it a perfect back to school dinner. We purchased all the ingredients from Tesco apart from the peppers which were part of the wonky veg box and in total it cost little over £3 for a serving of 4.

  • 400g fresh Gnocchi 
  • 2 small Orange peppers (capsicums) diced
  • 400g tinned cherry tomatoes
  • 125g mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons Passata (optional) 
  • pinch of Salt
  • pinch of Pepper
  • pinch ofItalian Herbs
  • Combine gnocchi, diced pepper and cherry tomatoes in a pyrex dish. Ensuring that the sauce covers all the gnocchi (you may wish to add a bit of pasata if your a bit short on sauce). 
  • Top with mozzarella, salt, pepper, and Italian herbs and cover with foil.
  • Cook in an over at 180 degrees (Celsius) for 30/40 minutes (until the gnocchi is all cooked through and a soft consistency, not hard or gritty)

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1 comment

  1. I've never heard or cooked with Gnocchi before I will have to look for it. This recipe looks so delicious and good! Thanks for sharing!