“Italian style baked dish. Great for pot luck and vegetarian meals.”
2lbshome-made or bought gnocchi
2 3/4 lbscanned, peeled tomatoes
1 1/2 ouncesbutter
salt and pepper
parsley( for sprinkling)
Chop the onion, carrot and celery.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan or pot and add the onion, carrot and celery.
Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 fahrenheit (210 celsius).
Add the tomatoes,including the juice,to the pan along with salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 30 minutes until thickened.
Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
Put in the blender and puree.
Pour it back into the pan, remove from the heat and stir in cream and nutmeg.
Season to taste.
Place the gnocchi in a large baking dish and cover with the sauce. (Precook the gnocchi to package directions if you are using storebought gnocchi.)
Bake in preheated oven until very hot and starting to brown on top.
About 7-10 minutes.
Serve immediatly, sprinkled with parsley.
The sauce can be made a day ahead up until adding the cream.
Only add the cream and bake just before serving.
This makes a great and very tasty vegetarian dish or side dish.
I like to make it with spinach gnocchi.
Serve with bread to mop up the delicious sauce.
“I just had to make this recipe, it sounded so good. I used store-bought gnocchi and everybody loved it. Will definatly make this again. I think it would be nice with some sliced mushrooms in it too. I will try that next time.”
“This is the same recipe i have kept on me for years. I didnt have the exact quantities of the ingrediants because i quickly wrote the recipe down on a peice of paper and am so glad I found this on here. This dish is sooo delicious I have tried making it with chicken a few times but found its better just as. I have made this quite a few times now on my boyfriends request TY Dale”