Chorizo Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

Ready made gnocchi is just about the fastest dish you can make. That’s what’s so amazing about it - it’s fast, and almost always good. I have a couple of white sauce gnocchi recipes up on this site - like my pastas I have a penchant for cream-based over tomato-based sauces, but today I decided it was time for a red sauce. So I made this gorgeous, super easy chorizo mozzarella gnocchi.

Chorizo Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

Ingredients (serves 2):
one 125g ball mozzarella, torn into shreds
60g chorizo, diced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
300g gnocchi
400g tomato sauce
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh mozzarella and oregano, chopped, plus a bit extra to garnish

Instructions:
Preheat the top grill function of your oven.

1. Toss the onion and garlic in a saucepan together with the olive oil and heat for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the chorizo and cook for another 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomato sauce, sugar and dried basil and oregano and bring to a simmer, then add the gnocchi. Simmer for the length of time the gnocchi needs to be cooked according to the package.

3. Toss in 3/4 of the shredded mozzarella and stir through along with the fresh herbs. Pour over two individual-sized ramequins, or in one medium-sized oven dish, and top with the remaining 1/4 mozzarella. Place in the oven for about 3 minutes, until the mozzarella is melted.

4. Remove from the oven and top with some freshly ground black pepper and a bit of chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley and oregano because I ran out of basil) and serve with fresh lettuce.

Chorizo Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

Chorizo Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

Chorizo Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

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