Meatball and Gnocchi Bake

Serves – 4


  • 24 small beef meatballs
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 x 500g jar tomato and basil meatball sauce (or your choice)
  • 400g potato gnocchi pasta
  • 50g rosemary and sea salt focaccia (cut into small chunks)
  • 125g mozzarella cheese ball (sliced)
  • Few basil leaves


  1. Place meatballs into an oven dish and bake at 190C for 15 mins. Remove and discard fat.
  2. Cooked gnocchi in boiling water as per makers instructions.
  3. Gently fry some sliced mushrooms until soft, do not over cook.
  4. into the frying pan add the meatball sauce and the chopped tomatoes.  Cook until simmering.
  5. Remove meatballs from oven and add the sauce mixture and drained gnocchi.
  6. Return to the oven for another 15-20 mins until sauce starts to reduce.
  7. Add the sliced mozzarella and bake for a further 5 mins until cheese melts.
  8. Sprinkle on the chopped focaccia and basil leaves and continue to back until bread starts to turn golden on the edges.
  9. Serve.