Creamy Gnocchi Bake with Broccoli, Cheddar and Spinach


 
 
 Recipe provided by  Spoonzy.co.uk  Image copyright Apolloniya Vlasova.

Recipe provided by Spoonzy.co.uk Image copyright Apolloniya Vlasova.

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Creamy Gnocchi Bake with Broccoli, Cheddar and Spinach

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Limahl Asmall

"If you're in the mood for quick and easy, healthy(ish) comfort food you're in the right place. This creamy gnocchi recipe combines broccoli and spinach in a delicious sauce, laden with cheddar and a hint of Dijon mustard. The best thing about this recipes is that you're likely to have most of the ingredients lying around in your cupboard! This makes it a go-to quick, easy and cheap recipe! If you like a chilli kick, this is superb with a sprinkle of chilli flakes. Enjoy!"


Cook Time: 25 mins | Servings: 2 | Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS
SWAP SHOP
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 small onion
2 spring onions
1 small broccoli head
1 small cauliflower
50g cheddar cheese
50g blue cheese
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp flour
200ml milk
200ml single cream
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp wholegrain mustard
400g Gnocchi
166g cooked pasta
125g Spinach
125g leafy greens

METHOD
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan / 200C / Gas 6. Boil a full kettle of water.
  2. Mince 2 cloves garlic and finely dice 1 small onion. Pick the head of broccoli into florets. Chop a 50g piece of cheddar into 1 cm cubes.
  3. Heat a medium-sized pan over a medium high heat and add 1/2 tbsp butter.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the remaining butter and 2 tbsp flour. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring well.
  6. Slowly pour in 200ml (2/3 of a coffee mug) milk, constantly stirring.
  7. Add ½ tsp Dijon mustard and 1 pinch of black pepper. Stir well and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  8. Meanwhile, add broccoli florets and gnocchi to a pot of boiling water and cook over medium high heat for 3 minutes.
  9. Drain the gnocchi and the broccoli and add to the roux.
  10. Add 125g spinach, one handful at a time until wilted. Add the cubes of cheddar and mix together. taste test and season with salt and pepper as necessary.
  11. Transfer the gnocchi to a baking tray and top a grating of cheddar.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes, until bubbly and melted., then serve with a pinch of chilli flakes if you like an extra kick!

ADDITIONS
Chilli flakes,

NOTES
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