Gnocchi with a Tomato and Basil Sauce
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Nutrition: Per serving
580 Kcals Fat
So simple to make and a great change for a midweek lunch or dinner.
For the gnocchi:
1kg floury potatoes
300g plain flour
For the sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
800g chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon sugar
1 handful of basil
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.