Live Well in Lockdown Recipe: Gnocchi Al Forno

If you don’t try this, you are missing out! An easy one-pan Italian classic using standard ingredients, if you’ve never made gnocchi al forno before then it is bound to become a regular on your menu, it is that good.

Ingredients

  • 250g beef mince
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 tbsp tom paste
  • 1 tomato
  • Glass red wine (good stuff)
  • Beef stock cube (optional)
  • Mixed herbs
  • Vac pac gnocchi, or freshly made if you have the time (check out our leftover root veg gnocchi recipe or Jamie Oliver’s potato gnocchi recipe.
  • Cheese to grate over – I used a mix of mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan, but you can use any of these on their own
  • 1 pan with an oven-proof handle

Method

  • Heat frying pan. Brown mince, colour is flavour. Finely dice veg.
  • Add veg, season. Sweat off 2 mins. Add wine. Then tom paste
  • Cook off, then add diced tomato. Cook for 2/3 mins. Add just enough stock/water to cover bottom of the pan.
  • Simmer 5 mins until reduced. You are looking for a “dry” bolognese.
  • Put sauce into a container, use a silicone spoon to get all the bits off.
  • Splash of oil in the pan. Put the gnocchi in and fry until you have mega colour.
  • Spoon the mixture over the gnocchi, cover with cheese (I mean cover) and grill until golden brown.
  • Consume your gnocchi al forno. Red wine to accompany is strongly suggested.

Remember calories don’t count in quarantineĀ šŸ¤«

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