gnocchi pizza bake

I love Gnocchi...I also love pizza. This was one of those ideas I had where I thought “that sounds to good to be true, will it work?” & therefore had to try it immediately! I used Lidl for the majority of the ingredients as it really kept the cost down but Tesco was a winner when it came to buying the Gnocchi (70p!)

Lovely pillowy gnocchi with all the flavours of my favourite pizza toppings! Make it with your favourites!


Serves 4 Approx 83p per person

Prep time 5 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes






1 500g pack Gnocchi

1 small onion, sliced thinly

125g cherry tomatoes, quartered

125g mushrooms, sliced

2 balls mozzarella, torn into small pieces

1 pack sliced pepperoni, reserve 8 slices & chop the rest

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tbsp tomato puree



Cook the gnocchi in a large pan of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain return to the pan & set aside with a lid on.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onions for 3 minutes before adding the pepperoni.

When the oil from the pepperoni starts to come out & turn the onion red add the mushrooms. Cook for another 2 minutes then stir in the tomato puree & oregano.


After about a minute tip in the cherry tomatoes & cook until they start to break down. Remove from the heat.



Pre-heat the oven to 180Fan/200C/Gas 6.

Add the pepperoni mix to the gnocchi in the saucepan & stir gently then tear up the mozzarella & add that. Stir gently again.


Tip everything into a shallow, buttered baking dish & top with the reserved pepperoni slices.

Place in the oven for 15 minutes & serve immediately.

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