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Our sausage gnocchi bake is just TOO GOOD! Little sausage meatballs, tossed together with gnocchi in a rich flavoursome tomato sauce, finished with tasty golden bubbling melted cheese.

What better way to celebrate autumn than a little family holiday in a cosy cottage in the countryside.

Autumn walks, maybe a trip to the seaside, time spent together as a family or relaxing with friends.

Coming back to the cottage after a day adventuring, getting cosy for the night around the wood burner with stories and laughter, the perfect autumn get away. 

And a holiday with Original Cottages  needs proper comfort food, the kind to relish.

So light the candles, crowd together around the dinner table and tuck into a bowlful of our delicious sausage gnocchi bake. Gnocchi and sausage is just a match made in heaven!

Little sausage meatballs, tossed together with gnocchi in a rich flavoursome tomato sauce, finished with tasty golden bubbling melted cheese mmmm just so good! 

Sausage Gnocchi Bake Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil – use rapeseed oil if you prefer
  • 1 clove garlic – finely chopped, you could use jarred chopped garlic if you prefer.
  • 1 red onion – diced
  • 1 small chilli – deseeded and finely chopped
  • 6 chunky pork sausages – choose high meat content sausages, this is nice made with a spicy sausage too.
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • bunch of basil – leaves and stems chopped
  • 600g fresh gnocchi
  • 60g grated cheddar
  • 125g mozzarella – diced
  • salt and black pepper
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How to make gnocchi and sausage bake

  • Heat the oven to 200C
  • Make the sausage meatballs – skin the sausages, just slit through the sausage skin lengthways and flip the sausage meat out of the skin. Cut the sausage meat into 8 equal pieces to make mini sausage meatballs.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan, gently saute the onions, add just a pinch of salt, this just makes them soften quicker.
  • Tip in the garlic, chilli and sausage meatballs and gently fry to brown the sausage balls, stir often so they don’t stick.
  • Tip in the tinned tomatoes, dried thyme and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid off for 15 minutes.
  • When the 15 minutes is almost up cook the gnocchi as per the packet instructions, it usually just takes 2-3 minutes. Once cooked, drain and tip into the sausage and tomato sauce and the chopped basil, stir well to coat everything.
  • Tip the sausage gnocchi into a roasting tin or large oven proof dish – scatter over the grated cheese and diced mozzarella and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Make sausage gnocchi bake your way

  • Don’t like gnocchi? Switch it for pasta. 
  • Switch the cheddar for Stilton or parmesan.
  • Add in some mushrooms or peppers or both.
  • For added crunch – mix the grated cheese with breadcrumbs and scatter over before baking.

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How to serve sausage gnocchi bake

  • Take the dish to the table, let everyone help themselves.
  • Serve alongside some fresh crusty bread.
  • Goes great with a nice glass of merlot. 

More sausage recipes to try

  • Spicy Sausage Pasta – a delicious, quick weeknight dinner with spicy sausage meatballs, fresh tomatoes and peppers.
  • Best Sausage Sandwich – create yourself a gourmet sandwich at home with our delicious posh sausage sandwich recipe
  • Sausages and Rice – a quick and easy sausage and rice recipe with loads of added vegetables. Easy family dinner – sorted!
Yield: Serves 4

Sausage Gnocchi Bake

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Totally delicious comfort food, perfect for a cold day

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped 
  • 1 red onion - diced 
  • 1 small chilli - deseeded and finely chopped 
  • 6 chunky pork sausages 
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 tsp dried thyme 
  • small bunch basil - leaves and stems chopped 
  • 600g fresh gnocchi 
  • 60g Cheddar cheese - grated 
  • 125g Mozzarella 
  • Salt and black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Make the sausage meatballs - skin the sausages, just slit through the sausage skin lengthways and flip the sausage meat out of the skin. Cut the sausage meat into 8 equal pieces to make mini sausage meatballs.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, gently saute the onions, add just a pinch of salt, this just makes them soften quicker.
  4. Tip in the garlic, chilli and sausage meatballs and gently fry to brown the sausage balls, stir often so they don't stick.
  5. Tip in the tinned tomatoes, dried thyme and season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid off for 15 minutes.
  7. When the 15 minutes is almost up cook the gnocchi as per the packet instructions, it usually just takes 2-3 minutes. Once cooked, drain and tip into the sausage and tomato sauce and the chopped basil, stir well to coat everything.
  8. Tip the sausage gnocchi into a roasting tin or large oven proof dish - scatter over the grated cheese and diced mozzarella and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 764Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1239mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 36g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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