Chicken and Tomato Gnocchi Bake


Makes 2-3 servings

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 rashers lean smoked back bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 15g tomato purée
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 300g gnocchi
  • 250g cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 45g fine white breadcrumbs
  • 90g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Green salad to serve


Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Heat the oil a saucepan over a medium to high heat, add the bacon and fry for 3-4 minutes until crisp. Add the garlic, fry for a minute then stir in the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and 250ml hot water, and allow to simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Add the gnocchi and chicken, bring back to a simmer then carefully pour into an ovenproof dish. Cover with the breadcrumbs and cheese then bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes then serve each portion with a simple green salad.

  • Family friendly
  • Good for batch cooking

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