Basil Gnocchi with Simple Tomato Sauce and Wild Rocket Recipe

Looking for an easy Basil gnocchi with simple tomato sauce and wild rocket recipe? Learn how to make Basil gnocchi with simple tomato sauce and wild rocket using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by emmyrue

Makes 4 servings



by Silvana Franco from The Hi Lo Cookbook

Recipe Ingredients for Basil gnocchi with simple tomato sauce and wild rocket

14 oz tomatoes, tinned
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 1/4 oz rocket
18 oz potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 oz basil leaves, finely chopped
7 oz plain flour

Recipe Directions for Basil gnocchi with simple tomato sauce and wild rocket

  1. Begin by making the sauce. Place the tomatoes in a small pan, then half fill the can with water and add that to the pan. Stir in the shallot, garlic, herbs, chillies and salt and black pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for at least an hour until thickened and dark red.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the gnocchi, boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until tender then drain.

  3. Mash them well - this bit is important because lumps will be noticeable in the gnocchi, so use a potato ricer if you have one, or mash the potatoes thoroughly to as smooth a texture as possible.

  4. Sprinkle over the basil, plenty of salt and black pepper and the flour. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, bring together to make a firm dough.

  5. Knead the dough gently for a couple of minutes then roll out into sausages about 1cm (0.5in) thick. Cut the sausages into pieces 2.5cm(1in) long.

  6. Gently cook the gnocchi in a pan of simmering water for a minute or two until they rise to the surface. Scoop them out as they rise, toss with the tomato sauce and rocket leaves and serve.

Categories

Potatoes, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 324.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
307
Calories from Fat
8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.9g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Potassium
928mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
65.8g
22%
Dietary Fiber
6.4g
26%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
8.9g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 7% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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