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A quick and easy gnocchi dish that is perfect for using up all those courgettes this time of year and on the table in 30 minutes!
Gnocchi is one of those package staples that are always in my fridge, perfect when you haven’t planned dinner or lost track of time.
In today’s busy world we have all found ourselves in the position where we’ve not had two minutes to think about what’s going on the table for that nights dinner.
Whilst I do like to meal plan on a weekly basis, we all have days like this. These days tend to coincide with having very little in the fridge. That’s the day I was having when I created the recipe below, the sun was shining outside and I got lost in the garden as opposed to the kitchen. Before I realised, it was time to pick up the girls from school and I hadn’t given dinner any thought.
On days like above its a case of looking at what’s in the cupboard and the fridge and concocting something out of it. Consequently, that day it was a chorizo, a package of gnocchi, a tired looking courgette and some tomatoes, however they made a lovely, light summer dinner.
Located in our store cupboards you will always find chorizo, bacon, dried pasta, tinned tomatoes, tinned beans (various), chickpeas, tinned fruit, eggs, paprika, etc.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- knob butter
- 75 g chorizo chopped
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 courgette diced remove and discard the soft core
- 4 fresh tomatoes chopped
- 1 packet gnocchi
- salt & pepper
- parmesan to serve
Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the chorizo and onion for 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and courgette and sauté for a further minute.
Add the gnocchi and tomatoes and continue to sauté for a further 2 minutes, stirring all the time.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Serve into 2 bowls and sprinkle on parmesan.
We used Biona Gnocchetti with Wild Garlic which does not require to be cooked prior to adding to the sauce. However if your gnocchi requires cooking please follow packet instructions. This dish can be made vegetarian by simply removing the chorizo and instead adding some paprika and perhaps some sweet peppers to add some bulk to the meal.
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