Crispy, salty and packed with veg, this easy gnocchi and sausage dish is the perfect comfort food when you’re craving something sophisticated with little effort. Gnocchi is an italian cuisine comprising of small potato dumplings often comparable to pasta. Gnocchi sauce recipes are varied and it can be paired with almost any sauce. Here we have chosen to really let the juices from the vegetables, herbs and spices marinade in the oil to take centre stage so you can really enjoy and distinguish each flavour. It will take 50 minutes to cook but most of this is oven time, leaving you free to chill out and focus on other things. The mixture of herbs and veggies offers a filling serving of antioxidants whilst the chorizo will help you hit your protein macros. Added to this, the olive oil gives you those much needed omegas. Pricing up at just £1.66 per portion, this dish can be easily batch cooked and frozen for easy meal prep for those weeknights we find ourselves too busy to cook.
Start by placing all the chopped cherry tomatoes, chorizo, aubergine and courgette in a large baking tray.
Add the extra-virgin olive oil, oregano and paprika and mix together, seasoning generously with salt and pepper. Pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Take your dish out of the oven when part roasted.
Now add the gnocchi & green beans along with the minced garlic.
Toss to coat the gnocchi in the cooking juices/oil and pop back in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the gnocchi is crispy and golden brown.
When the veggies and gnocchi are ready serve, add a squeeze of lemon juice, fresh basil and an extra sprinkle of salt (flaky salt if you have some).