Gnocchi with Basil Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with Basil Tomato Sauce


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About this recipe: A delicious vegetarian-friendly Italian dish. Fresh gnocchi is topped with a sauce made with cherry tomatoes, basil and olives. Enjoy with garlic bread, if desired.

Laura N

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 600g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 365g passata
  • 40g chopped fresh basil
  • 90g kalamata olives, sliced
  • 450g fresh gnocchi
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic and chilli; cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in the cherry tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes have lost their form and are beginning to make a sauce, about 5 minutes. Stir in the passata, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil over high heat. Add gnocchi and cook until they float to the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently strain out the gnocchi and place into a serving dish.
  3. Stir the basil and olives into the simmering sauce and cook for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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