Gnocchi and Mozzarella Bake
500 g ready-made gnocchi
150 g mozzarella, drained and roughly chopped
2 medium red onions, cut into wedges
400 g tin tomatoes, chopped
3-4 handfuls spinach
8-10 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
parmesan cheese, grated
2-3 tsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
optional: 4 rashers of bacon or parma ham
Preheat the grill.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil and fry onions (and bacon if you are going for meat version), for 5 minutes and then transfer all to the plate. In same frying pan pour chopped tomatoes, add spinach, half of the basil, salt, sugar, pepper and simmer for few minutes. Then transfer tomato sauce into ovenproof dish or baking tray.
In large pan, cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions. Drain the gnocchi, add to the tomato sauce, scatter onions (and bacon), basil and dot over the mozzarella.
Grill for 6-8 minutes until golden and then sprinkle a little grated parmesan to serve.