I watched a rerun of Jaime’s 15 minute meals the other night and saw the end of him making this dish. It looked delicious and so I thought I would give it a go but when I got a hold of the recipe it was rather plain and boring. Keen to try gnocchi anyway I added a few bits and pieces and changed a few bits round and came up with the below recipe! It was delicious and although you don’t get much gnocchi for your points, it’s a nice change from pasta and adding lots of free veg bulks your bowl out a treat! It’s a perfect dish to make if you are in a rush as the gnocchi itself takes only 3 minutes!
Serves 2 = 10sp (previously 10pp) each
250g (half a pack) potato gnocchi (I used Aldi’s)
4 x Weight Watchers pork sausages
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp crushed chillies
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Pack of mushrooms, sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
100ml wine (white or red, I used white)
Small tub of passata
Big handful of spinach, washed and roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh parmesan
Squeeze the sausage meat out its skin, crumbles and pop in a frying pan (sprayed with 1Kal) on a medium heat. Grind your fennel and rosemary in a pestel and mortar (if you have one if not just pop then straight in) and throw into the sausage pan with your smoked paprika and crushed chillis. Cook for a few minutes until the sausages have started to brown nicely. Then pop in your garlic, mushrooms and peppers and let sizzle for a few more minutes (spray with 1kal again and add a little water if needed). Add your wine and bring the boil then turn down the heat and add your passata. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for another few minutes then add your spinach. At this point pop your gnocchi on for 2-3 minutes until it starts to float in the water. Drain and add the sausage mix and simmer for another minute then mix in half the parmesan. Serve in a nice big bowl (with some salad if you fancy) and top with the rest of the parmesan and drizzle a little fat free natural yoghurt on top!