Gnocchi with a Tomato and Basil Sauce

Ingredients

For the gnocchi:  

1kg floury potatoes 

1 egg 

300g plain flour  

For the sauce: 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 onion 

2 cloves of garlic 

800g chopped tomatoes 

1 teaspoon sugar 

1 handful of basil

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutrition: Per serving
Energy
580 Kcals
Fat
9.4g
Saturates
1.5g
Sugars
12g
Salt
0.3g

So simple to make and a great change for a midweek lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

For the gnocchi:  

1kg floury potatoes 

1 egg 

300g plain flour  

For the sauce: 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 onion 

2 cloves of garlic 

800g chopped tomatoes 

1 teaspoon sugar 

1 handful of basil

Method

For the gnocchi, place the potatoes in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil until tender. Drain and then allow to cool slightly before mashing.  Set aside to cool completely. 

In the meantime, for the sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft. Stir in the tomatoes and sugar, then bring to a simmer and leave for 45 minutes.  Stir in the basil and it is ready to serve. 

Once the potatoes have cooled, season to taste and stir in the egg and flour to form a dough. 

Roll out the gnocchi mixture into four sausage shapes and then cut into small pieces. 

Place the gnocchi into a pan of boiling water and simmer until they rise to the top. 

Serve the gnocchi immediately with the tomato and basil sauce stirred through. 

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