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    Easy Gnocchi Gratin with Meatballs and Mozzarella

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    Easy Gnocchi Gratin with Meatballs and Mozzarella

    This easy midweek family meal can be on the table in 20 minutes, using ready-made gnocchi, pork meatballs and a herby pasta sauce.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 300g pack Waitrose Organic 20 British Free Range Pork Meatballs
    • 350g jar Waitrose Italian Napoletana Pasta Sauce
    • 500g pack fresh Del’Ugo Potato Gnocchi
    • 125g pack Galbani Santa Lucia Mozzarella, drained
    • ½ x 25g pack fresh basil, roughly torn

    Method

    1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Stir in the pasta sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi according to pack instructions. Preheat the grill to a moderate temperature.
    3. Drain the gnocchi and stir into the meatball mixture. Transfer to a heatproof dish then slice or tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over the top. Grill for 4-5 minutes until the cheese has melted and is bubbling.
    4. Garnish with the basil and serve immediately with a fresh salad such as Waitrose Continental Salad.

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    Cook's tips

    Try different tomato sauces, such as Waitrose Italian Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce, for a spicier dish.
    Use lightly cooked pasta shapes in place of the gnocchi, if preferred.

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