Baked Gnocchi Recipe

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This is one of my newest favourite recipes; mostly because it takes so little time to do and it tastes really good!

The only thing I will say is that it might look healthy, but depending on which ingredients you pick up, it can take up a massive chunk of your daily saturate allowance! To check out all the details, click here. The recipe comes courtesy of Tesco Real Food.

Ingredients:

  • 250g (8oz) gnocchi (I used 500g because that’s how big the packets were and I didn’t want to split the pack 😛 )
  • 75g (3oz) frozen peas
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) frozen broad beans
  • 125g pack asparagus
  • 200g (7oz) half-fat crème fraîche
  • handful fresh basil, leaves chopped (I used dried, it works just as well!)
  • handful fresh mint, leaves chopped (I used dried, it works just as well!)
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and squeezed
  • 1 mozzarella ball, drained and torn
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian hard cheese or Parmesan, finely grated (I forgot this bit! Ooops!)

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Method:

  • Preheat the grill to high. Cook the gnocchi in a pan of boiling, salted water following the packet instructions. Drain.
  • Add the peas, beans and asparagus to a saucepan. Bring it to the boil and cook for 3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold water.

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  • Meanwhile, combine the crème fraîche, herbs, lemon zest and juice in a bowl.

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  • Add the veg to the gnocchi, then stir in the crème fraîche mixture. Scatter over the mozzarella and hard cheese. Grill for 3-4 minutes, until bubbling and golden. Serve immediately.

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And it’s really that easy! It hardly takes any time at all and it tastes delicious. It serves 4 so I usually use the leftovers for lunch the next day 🙂

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  • Time: 5 minutes prep + 8 mins cooking time.
  • Difficulty rating: Not difficult at all; it’s probably one of the easiest things I’ve cooked 🙂
  • Taste: The melted mozzarella really makes this dish for me, and the asparagus. I love asparagus!!
  • Would I make it again?: Absolutely, in fact I think this is now my fourth time making it. It’s definitely not a weekly dinner though as the cheese makes it quite fatty.
  • Verdict: 4.5/5.

Have you tried baked gnocchi before? Would you give it a go after reading this? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

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