Baked gnocchi with bolognese ragu

    Baked gnocchi with bolognese ragu

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    2hr10min


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    About this recipe: For a true Italian-style dinner, try this baked gnocchi dish, made with homemade bolognese ragù and lots of cheese! Make sure to have a rather runny sauce because the gnocchi will soak it all up!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • 50g butter
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 celery stalk, chopped
    • 100g prosciutto, chopped
    • 400g beef mince
    • 240ml white wine
    • 1L passata or 800g plum tomatoes, crushed
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 800g homemade or bought potato gnocchi
    • 20g butter
    • 150g grated Parmesan cheese

    Method
    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; add the chopped vegetables and prosciutto and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Increase the heat and add beef mince; cook, stirring often, until well browned.
    3. Pour in wine and simmer until the alcohol evaporates. Add passata and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook for 1 hour, stirring from time to time.
    4. Preheat oven 200 C / Gas 6.
    5. Cook the potato gnocchi in plenty of salted water. When they start to float to the top, they are cooked, about 2 or 3 minutes. Drain and transfer into a bowl. Fold in 20g butter, bolognese sauce and 3/4 of the grated Parmesan.
    6. Transfer into a large baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
    7. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, grilling for the last 2 or 3 minutes to brown the top if necessary.

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