A simple and tasty meal to make in a pinch, this chorizo and mozzarella gnocchi bake is comfort food at its best.
- 120g chorizo, chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 x 400g tinned tomatoes
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 125g mozzarella ball, chopped into chunks
- 600g gnocchi
- Small bunch of basil, roughly chopped
- Salad to serve
- Fry the onion and garlic in the oil a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook for roughly 10 minutes or until soft, then add the chopped chorizo and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add in the chopped tinned tomatoes, and add the sugar. Stir to combine all the ingredients, and then bring to a simmer. Add the gnocchi, and cook for 8 minutes or until soft, stirring often. Turn the grill on full heat.
- Add three-quarters of the chopped mozzarella to the gnocchi, as well as the majority of the basil. Transfer the gnocchi into a cast-iron casserole dish, or divide equally between 6 ovenproof ramekins. Add the remaining mozzarella to the top of the gnocchi, and then grill for 3 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and melted. Remove from the heat, scatter the remaining basil over the top, and serve immediately with the salad.
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