Baked cheesy tomato gnocchi
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Serves: 1
Loads of cheesy goodness with some sneaky hidden anchovies are in this baked gnocchi dish
  • 125g of gnocchi
  • 2 tbs parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 4-5 anchovie fillets, roughly chopped
  • 4 basil leaves, shredded
For the tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup of marinara sauce if you aren't making your own or
  • 1/3 of the sauce you made using the salsa al pomodoro recipe or
  • 1/4 tsp of minced garlic (equal to a quarter of a clove)
  • 1/2 tbs of olive oil
  • 100g/ml of passata (tomato puree/tomato sauce if you are in the US)
  1. Put oven on to 200C (about 400F)
If you aren't using a pre made marinara sauce then:
  1. Heat the olive oil on a medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and fry the garlic until golden.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes and anchovies, bring to the boil then turn down to simmer for at least 15 minutes. If you have time to simmer for longer then I would add in a bit more of the three ingredients but keep in proportion. The salsa al pomodoro recipe I love simmers for a good 45 minutes to an hour.
If using a prebought store then put the oven on and start here:
  1. While the sauce is simmering, put a pan of water on the stove and bring to the boil.
  2. Toss in the gnocchi and cook until done - you will know they are done as they fill float to the top. This should take about 5 minutes if that.
  3. Once cooked, pop the gnocchi in a small oven proof dish
  4. Add the sauce you are using to the oven proof dish - either marinara, salsa al pomodoro or the passata you have cooked with the garlic, olive oil and anchovies.
  5. If you haven't added the anchovies already then pop them in the oven dish now along with half the parmesan cheese and mix everything together.
  6. Top with the mozzarella cheese and the rest of the parmesan.
  7. Put in the oven and bake from about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted - check the sauce is hot as well.
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with the basil.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 420
Recipe by Shrinking Single at