Baked Caprese gnocchi
This baked Caprese gnocchi recipe is crazy good and so easy. Cooked in a ruby red tomato sauce with milky mozzarella and fresh basil it is simply delicious.
for the tomato and basil sauce
I used a basil-flavoured one
ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
salt & pepper to taste
small handful fresh basil leaves
For the gnocchi bake
boiled in salted water until cooked then drained
fresh basil leaves
To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a large pan then fry the onion until soft and translucent.
Add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes.
Allow the tomatoes to cook until they start to break down then add the passata, bay leaves, sugar, salt and pepper.
Turn the heat down and allow to gently simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add a splash of water if you see the sauce cooking down too much.
When the sauce is cooked, adjust the seasoning and add the fresh basil.
Pre-heat the oven (with grill setting) to 220°c.
Combine the cooked gnocchi with the sauce then add cubes of mozzarella.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Remove and top with fresh basil before serving.
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