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  • 250g kale, stalks removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 500g gnocchi
  • 50g parmesan (or veggie alternative), finely grated
  • 250g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • oregano, a few sprigs, leaves picked and chopped
  • 50g ricotta
  • a bunch basil, roughly chopped


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. To make the sauce, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic to a pan over a medium heat, and cook for 5-10 minutes or until turning translucent. Add the plum tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, oregano and lots of seasoning, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, put the kale, olive oil, chilli flakes and seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat. Spread out on a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes to crisp up.

  • STEP 3

    Cook the gnocchi following pack instructions in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water then scoop out and drain.

  • STEP 4

    Add the gnocchi to the tomato sauce and stir through the ricotta and half the chopped basil. Put a third of the tomato sauce and gnocchi in an ovenproof baking dish (approximately 28-30cm) followed by a sprinkling of parmesan, a few chunks of mozzarella and a third of the kale. Repeat two more times. Top with the breadcrumbs, the remaining basil and the rest of the parmesan.

  • STEP 5

    Bake for 20 minutes until bubbling and browned.

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