Gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella

Gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella


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About this recipe: Known as 'Gnocchi alla sorrentina', this is a classic Italian pasta dish that uses simple ingredients but tastes delicious. Use homemade or bought gnocchi.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 600g tomato passata
  • salt, to taste
  • 500g homemade or bought potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 100g fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes
  • fresh basil leaves to serve

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook onion for a few minutes or until softened. Add tomato passata and salt; simmer over low heat while you prepare the gnocchi.
  2. Fill a large pot with water; bring to the boil over medium heat. Add a pinch of salt and gnocchi; cook until they float, about 2 or 3 minutes. Drain.
  3. Pour 1 ladle of tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Add the gnocchi, remaining tomato sauce and grated Parmesan; toss to combine. Arrange cubes of mozzarella evenly on top.
  4. Place under a hot grill for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mozzarella melts and the sauce has reduced slightly. Remove from oven; garnish with basil leaves and serve.

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