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Cheese and Tomato Baked Gnocchi

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This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you’ll feel better in no time.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

There’s something undeniably comforting about gnocchi. I mean they’re little nuggets of potato which basically feel like tasty pillows in your mouth (does that sound remotely appealing?!).

But seriously I think it’s probably scientific fact that they require just the amount of chewing that’s designed to make you feel better inside. Not soft enough to be baby food mush type thing, not hard enough to require any effort at all.

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

Right, so now we’ve established that, let’s just go way off topic for a sec and talk about possibly the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me……WE GOT A CAT.

Guys, I’ve been dreaming of this moment my entire adult life. Will and I are both complete cat lovers. If you’re a dog person, that’s ok, just skip this paragraph and we’ll pretend that your inexplicable preference for dogs never happened.

So our cat is called Bernie and he’s black and white and tiny and beautiful and oh my god I love him so much. If you follow me on Instagram (which you totes should, go do that here, I’ll wait) then you will have seen plenty of instastories about my new buddy. I’m sure there will be many many many many more to come (sorry).

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

So back on the gnocchi. This recipe starts off with a wonderful selection of fresh herbs cooked in some EVOO to infuse the oil before we even start anything else.

I’ve listed the ones we use but feel free to go crazy, add whatever you fancy, make it your own! After that it’s just a classic mix of Italian staples including tomatoes, garlic, onion and a little cream.

Mix it all with freshly cooked gnocchi, top with mozzarella and bake until it’s brown and crispy. I challenge you to find something more comforting than this….

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

Ingredients you need to make this cheese and tomato baked gnocchi:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs (We used Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary)
  • Bay Leaf
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Double Cream
  • Mozzarella
  • Gnocchi

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this cheese and tomato baked gnocchi…

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS ONCE YOU’VE MADE THIS CHEESE AND TOMATO BAKED GNOCCHI?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes! 

Keep scrolling for the full recipe!

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This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

Cheese and Tomato Baked Gnocchi

This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 586kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 stems Fresh Thyme
  • 4 stems Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 4 stems Fresh Oregano
  • 2 stems Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 handful Basil Leaves torn
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 400g tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Double Cream
  • 250 g Mozzarella sliced
  • 500 g Gnocchi cooked according to packet instructions

Instructions

  • Put the oil in a large pan or casserole pot with the thyme, parsley, basil, and oregano. This will infuse the oil with the flavour of the herbs.
  • Cook on a low heat until the herbs begin to crisp up, about 5 mins. remove the herbs and discard, leaving the herb infused oil in the pan.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook gently until transparent, 5-7 mins. Add the tomatoes. season well with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until very thick, about 30-40 mins. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • When the sauce is thickened, stir in the cream. Add the gnocchi. Transfer the gnocchi and sauce to an oven proof dish and top with the sliced mozzarella. Put in the oven until the cheese is melted and browned.
Nutrition Facts
Cheese and Tomato Baked Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1107mg 46%
Potassium 470mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 19.2%
Vitamin C 28.7%
Calcium 41.9%
Iron 39.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This cheese and tomato baked gnocchi is the perfect comfort dinner! Serve up a bowlful when you need a pick-me-up and you'll feel better in no time.

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4 Comments

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    12/08/2017 at 11:17 AM

    I make this too. I love a gnocchi bake. I’ve made a few and they are always good. The perfect comfort food. Sharing this!

  • Reply
    Deanna
    12/08/2017 at 12:44 PM

    I love this idea. I admit I never thought of doing gnocchi baked!!! This looks so yummy!! My family would love it!!!

  • Reply
    Dahn
    12/08/2017 at 1:12 PM

    this is a perfect comfort food dinner and baking it makes it all come together so easy. That baked cheese topping looks divine

  • Reply
    Calleigh - TheForkBite
    12/08/2017 at 1:44 PM

    This looks so good, my husband loves gnocchi and he would be a happy camper when I’ll prepare this one tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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