Gnocchi with sausage, courgette and chilli

SERVES 4

PREP TIME – 5 MINS

COOKING TIME – 20 MINS

 

Ingredients –

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

6 pork and leek sausages

1 medium courgette, cut into small dice

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

2 sprigs thyme, leaves picked and choppedgnocchi-with-sausage-courgette-and-chilli

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes

200ml chicken stock

500g gnocchi

Parmesan to serve, freshly grated

 

Method –

  1. Heat a large sauté pan until medium hot. Add the olive oil, shallots and chilli and sweat gently for a few minutes while you prepare the sausages.
  2. Slice the skin on the sausage and discard then cut the sausage meat into 4 pieces.
  3. Add to the sauté pan and cook until browned on each side, then add the courgettes, garlic, thyme, chilli flakes, tinned tomatoes and stock.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper then bring to the boil, turn the heat down, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the sausages are cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi according to the pack instructions and drain.
  6. Add to the sausage sauce, stir well then cook for another minute.
  7. Check the seasoning and serve straight away, with a grating of parmesan on top.

 

 

EQUIPMENT –

Saute pan

Medium saucepan

Colander

Pasta plate to serve