Gnocchi & Tomato Bake

I talked about last week how I am working harder to give myself a break and not ask too much. Let me give you an example of how silly I have been lately. I am always looking for new recipes to share with you on here, so much so that I rarely repeat a meal. I make a new from scratch recipe every night and since I photograph each step it often takes double the effort of just making a meal. Now I do this because I do love exploring new recipes and I love sharing them with you. But with two jobs and a husband and daughter to pay attention to this has added unnecessary stress. Turning something that I love into a chore.

So after some soul searching last week I decided that I needed to focus more on easy meals and to also give myself days off from recipe testing during the week so I can actually repeat simple meal ideas that I have already shared. This has already been a big weight off my shoulders already. A less stressed Laura means a better wife and mum, plus I hope and even better blogger.

Today I am sharing a quick meal that is perfect for a week day meal.

Gnocchi & tomato bake

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
400g (15oz) tin chopped tomatoes
500g (16oz) pack gnocchi
handful basil leaves, torn in half
125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks or grated
recipe from BBC Good Food


Heat grill (broiler) to high. Add the oil to a frying pan over high heat, toss in the onion and pepper and cook until soft, about 5 mins. Add the garlic and fry for an additional min. Tip in the tomatoes and gnocchi, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is soft and the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the basil. Transfer to a large ovenproof dish.

Scatter with the mozzarella, then grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Gnocchi & tomato bake
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g (15oz) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500g (16oz) pack gnocchi
  • handful basil leaves, torn in half or grated
  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks
Instructions
  1. Heat grill (broiler) to high. Add the oil to a frying pan over high heat, toss in the onion and pepper and cook until soft, about 5 mins. Add the garlic and fry for an additional min. Tip in the tomatoes and gnocchi, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is soft and the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the basil. Transfer to a large ovenproof dish.
  2. Scatter with the mozzarella, then grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

 

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3 Responses to Gnocchi & Tomato Bake

  1. Jamie says:

    Please don’t make yourself ill or unhappy because of this blog! Keep yourself happy and stress-free, that’s the most important thing :)

  2. This looks like an awesome week night meal. Thank you posting! Pinning to pinterest!

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