Gnocchi with Quorn and veg

    This is a low fat and high protein dish that I've made up with the contents of my fridge. I used quorn but feel free to use chicken if you want.

    xxcalamityxx

    Surrey, England, UK
    1 person made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon rapeseed or other cooking oil
    • 1 onion or 2 shallots, minced
    • 1 carrot, minced
    • 1 stick celery, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 red pepper, sliced
    • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
    • 250g to 300g Quorn, cut into cubes
    • butter or spread (optional)
    • 1 handful mushrooms, chopped
    • fresh parsley or other fresh herbs, minced
    • lemon juice
    • salt and pepper
    • 350ml vegetable stock
    • 1 (300g) tub low fat cottage cheese
    • 1 large handful spinach or watercress, or a bit of both
    • 1 (500g) packet gnocchi (plain or mushroom gnocchi)
    • truffle oil (optional)
    • chilli flakes (optional)

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy pan or casserole on a medium heat.
    2. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, red pepper and fresh chilli (if using), and sweat these down until soft but not brown, about 10 minutes.
    3. Add quorn or chicken and continue to cook on a lower heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add butter (if using) and mushrooms, parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes then add the stock and about 3/4s of the cottage cheese (reserve the rest of another use). Stir and simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes. Add spinach, turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.
    5. In the meantime, heat a large pan of salted water and cook the gnocchi according to packet instructions.
    6. When everything is ready, check seasoning. Layer the gnocchi in a bowl, drizzle truffle oil over them, then ladle the rest of the ingredients on top. Sprinkle with chilli flakes if desired and serve.

    Tip

    You can use cooked chicken instead of Quorn if you don't want a vegetarian dish.

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