One-pan gnocchi bake

A gnocchi bake is a super comforting and easy one-pan family dinner. A bit like a pasta bake just using a bag of gnocchi and some veggies straight out of the freezer.


  •  25g/1oz butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml/14fl oz milk, full-fat or semi-skimmed
  • 1 tsp mustard, Dijon or English
  • 150g/5½oz mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 500g/1lb 2oz shop-bought gnocchi
  • 200g/7oz frozen broccoli florets
  • 100g/3½ oz frozen peas
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  2. Heat the butter and oil together in a shallow, flameproof casserole over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until softened.

  3. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well then gradually add the milk, just a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to make a smooth sauce. Stir in the mustard and half of the cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Stir in the gnocchi, broccoli, peas and tomatoes and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring.

  5. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes, or until golden-brown and bubbling. Carefully remove from the oven and serve.

Recipe Tips

You can use almost any frozen veg in this dish. Sweetcorn, green beans or carrots. Choose your family’s favourites.

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