Gnocchi, Tomato and Basil Sauce with Mozzarella

After a long week at work I wanted something tasty and comforting. Although here in England the nights are getting lighter (summer soon!) it’s been a dull, drizzly day. I soon cheered up to find my little niece was staying over so I was in need of a hearty but quick tea to satisfy a famished three year old as well as myself.

Italian food is always a good idea. It’s pronto food!! So here’s what I made;

Gnocchi drenched in tomato and Basil sauce with added mozzarella

Ingredients

500g Ready Made Gnocchi
1 Large White Onion
2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes
1 Handful of Basil Leaves
200g Ball of Mozzarella, in small cubes

Method

Firstly preheat the oven to 180degrees. Chop the onion and fry it for 5mins in a large frying pan. Add the tins of chopped tomatoes and simmer. Season it well with salt and black pepper.

Boil the gnocchi until it is cooked through (little tip, when it is cooked it floats to the top) and then add it to the sauce. Place it in the preheated oven for 15mins topped with the mozzarella cubes.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this and it had the approval of my niece too!! You could do different variations as well by adding bacon or serving it with a meat dish. I had mine with a lovely side salad and bread to mop up the sauce. Bellisimo. Buon appettito x x

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