A gnocchi bake to warm your cockles.

In case you didn’t know, you can freeze gnocchi and cook it from frozen so it’s a good one to have in your supplies. You don’t need to boil it first, in fact I don’t enjoy it boiled, you can simply pan fry it as I do in this recipe or bake it in the oven.

Serves 2-3

Ingredients Equipment to have ready
3 tbsp olive oil
1 pack fresh gnocchi Chopping board
24 green beans, stalks trimmed and cut into thirds Sharp knife
1 pack tenderstem broccoli, trimmed and stalks cut into rounds Baking dish
4 rashers back bacon, cut into bite size pieces
200g mushrooms, sliced Frying pan
Half pack gorgonzola picante, cubed Measuring spoons or a teaspoon and tablespoon
50ml milk or double cream (or bit of both) Medium saucepan with lid or microwavable bowl
Handful of breadcrumbs
Handful of mixed chopped nuts


  1. Pre-heat the grill.
  2. Heat a frying pan until hot then add 2 tbsp oil and tip in the gnocchi. Cook until the gnocchi is golden.
  3. Meanwhile, steam the green beans and broccoli either in a saucepan or in the microwave until just tender. Drain and transfer to your baking dish.
  4. When the gnocchi is cooked, transfer to your baking dish. Put the pan back on the heat and fry the bacon.
  5. Transfer the bacon to your baking dish, wipe out the pan to remove any fat and salt residue then put the pan back on the heat. Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and fry the mushrooms until the liquid has been released and evaporated.
  6. Add the cheese and milk or cream to the mushrooms and stir to melt the cheese and create a sauce. Season with a little pepper.
  7. Tip the mushroom and cheese sauce into the baking dish and mix everything together.
  8. Top with the breadcrumbs and nuts then put under the grill for 5-10 minutes until golden and bubbling.