One-pan gnocchi bake

One-pan gnocchi bake

This is made possible by BBC Foods!


  •  25g/1oz butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml/14fl oz milk, full-fat or semi-skimmed
  • 1 tsp mustard, Dijon or English
  • 150g/5½oz mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 500g/1lb 2oz shop-bought gnocchi
  • 200g/7oz frozen broccoli florets
  • 100g/3½ oz frozen peas
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  2. Heat the butter and oil together in a shallow, flameproof casserole over a low heat.

  3. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well then gradually add the milk, just a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to make a smooth sauce.

    1. Stir in the mustard and half of the cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Stir in the gnocchi, broccoli, peas and tomatoes and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring.

  6. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes.

Banner and Image Credit: Isabel Eve

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