Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Broiled Gnocchi

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food, and best of all it cooks in minutes. This gnocchi bake is cheesy and sweet with red pepper and sundried tomatoes.

recipe updated Feb 21, 2020


  • Sundried tomato icon
    Sundried tomato
    50 g (about 2 ⅔)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    50 g (about ⅓)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    1 tbsp (about 9.45 g)
  • Mascarpone cheese icon
    Mascarpone cheese
    125 g (about ½ cup)
  • Dried basil icon
    Dried basil
    1 tbsp (about 5.55 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Gnocchi icon
    400 g (about 2 ¾ cups)
  • Arugula icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Panasonic 2-in-1 Microwave Oven
  • kCook icon Small bowl
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  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart

Step preview

  1. Add sundried tomato and red bell pepper to a clean blender jug
  2. Blend until combined
  3. Transfer purée to small bowl
  4. Add parmesan cheese, mascarpone cheese and dried basil to the sauce
  5. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  6. Stir until combined then set aside
  7. Add water and salt to a clean large saucepan
  8. Boil
  9. Add gnocchi to the large saucepan
  10. Cook until tender - approx 4 min
  11. Drain
  12. Transfer pasta to baking dish
  13. Spoon sauce into baking dish
  14. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  15. Grill until light golden - 8 min, Grill 2
  16. Let cool slightly
  17. Garnish with arugula
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