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Sausage, broccoli and gnocchi bake recipe

Sausage, broccoli and gnocchi bake recipe

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This simple dinner for two can be ready in just over half an hour and makes a comforting, filling midweek meal. Nutritious broccoli florets, pillowy gnocchi and chilli-spiced sausage meat are topped with mozzarella and Parmesan and baked until gorgeously golden. This simple sausage recipe is great for those looking for a little pick-me-up during the colder months. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 443 calories / serving


  • 200g broccoli, stems discarded, separated into florets
  • 400g pack fresh potato gnocchi
  • 3 reduced fat pork sausages
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 20g basil leaves, roughly sliced
  • 60g half fat mozzarella, roughly torn
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese, finely grated
  • rocket, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    2.9g 49%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 61.2g Protein 27.2g Fibre 9.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 3 mins. Drain and roughly chop.
  2. Cook the gnocchi following the pack instructions; drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, squeeze out the sausage meat and discard the skins. Put the meat straight into a large frying pan set over a medium-high heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break the meat up, for about 4 mins, or until browned. Add the chilli flakes and garlic and cook for 2 mins more. Stir in the chopped broccoli with the vinegar and cook through for 2-3 mins.
  4. Spoon into a baking dish with the basil and gnocchi. Top with the mozzarella and Parmesan and bake for 15 mins, or until the cheese has melted. Serve with a side of rocket.

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