Chorizo & mozzarella gnocchi bake for dinner

Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent midweek meal.

1.    Ingredients

  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion , finely chopped             
  3. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  4. 120g chorizo, diced
  5. 2 x 400g cans chop tomatoes
  6. 1 tsp caster sugar
  7. 600g fresh gnocchi
  8. 125g mozzarella ball, cut into chunks
  9. Small bunch of basil, torn
  10. Green salad , to serve

2.    Method


Heat the oil in a medium pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 8-10 minutes till soft. Add the chorizo and fry for 5 minutes more. Tip in the tomatoes and sugar, and season. Bring to a simmer, then upload the gnocchi and cook for 8 minutes, stirring often, till soft. Heat the grill to high.


Stir ¾ of the mozzarella and maximum of the basil through the gnocchi. Divide the aggregate among six ovenproof ramekins, or put in one baking dish. Top with the last mozzarella, then grill for three minutes, or till the cheese is melted and golden. Season, scatter over the last basil and serve with green salad.

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