Mediterranean Sausage and Gnocchi Bake

This is now one of my favourite sausage recipes.

I love it because all the flavours work so well together and you get something different in each bite. Two different types of sausage means that there is plenty for meat lovers but there are also vegetables and cheese in here too, not to mention gnocchi. And cooking gnocchi like this makes it completely different to it’s usual role as a pasta substitute.

Plus, this also has the benefit of being a one dish meal and it is pretty simple too. The smells that fill the house while it bakes are just amazing.

This would easily serve 4 people, but if you have 6 mouths to feed then add another chorizo, some more gnocchi and perhaps serve with garlic bread and salad.

Ingredients – serves 4:

  • 500g/1 lb pork chipolata (small) sausages
  • 1 red onion, cut into small wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 chorizo sausage (approx 125g/4 oz), diced
  • 400g/14 oz shelf-fresh packet gnocchi
  • 1 large green capsicum (bell pepper), cut into thin strips
  • 10 mini roma tomatoes, halved (or use cherry tomatoes if you can’t get mini roma)
  • 100g/3.5 oz fetta cheese, crumbled

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 210C/190C fan forced/410F.
  • Put the sausages and onion into a large ovenproof baking dish, along with the garlic. Drizzle over the olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and add the thyme leaves, chorizo and gnocchi to the dish. Use tongs to toss all the ingredients together. This helps to combine the flavours and to brown everything.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and add the green capsicum. Toss again using the tongs.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the sausages are browned.
  • Remove from the oven, toss again and then scatter the tomatoes and half the fetta over the top.
  • Bake again for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened.
  • Scatter over the remaining fetta just before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Mediterranean Sausage and Gnocchi Bake

  1. Love those Mediterranean flavors.

  2. Pingback: Sausage and Herb Snack Scrolls | Recipe Adaptors

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