Gnocchi with leeks and tomato creme fraiche sauce

We all have those nights when cooking dinner feels like a bridge too far but we still want to eat nice, home-cooked, food, don’t we? This is the answer to the prayers. Fifteen mins from start to finish and that’s not a Jamie Oliver 15 minute recipe either, it really does take 15 😉

I’ve never been huge on gnocchi but this one ramps it up with its smooth and creamy tomato sauce and sweet leeks. If you have a bit more time and want a bit more decadence, nestle some chunks of buffalo mozzarella into it, cover in foil and bake for 15 mins at 180 degrees after you’ve made it as per the recipe.



Prep time: Couple of mins
Cook time: 10-12 mins
Servings: 2-3
Servings: 2-3


  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large leek, outer layer removed then chopped into small pieces
  • 500g of pre-made gnocchi
  • 300g passata
  • Large squeeze of tomato puree
  • 100g creme fraiche (full fat)
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Fresh Parmesan
  • Fresh bail to serve


Gently fry the leeks in olive oil with a bit of salt; to prevent them burning add a large splash of boiling water once they’ve got going, and put a lid on. 

Cook the gnocchi in a pan of boiling water for a few mins. Meanwhile heat and stir together the passata, tomato purée, creme fraiche, 4 heaped tablespoons of grated Parmesan and sea salt (to your taste).

Now mix the leeks into the sauce and stir into the cooked and drained gnocchi.

Serve with Parmesan shavings, cracked black pepper, fresh basil and a side salad or some steamed Tenderstem broccoli

Nutrition Info


Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a pokey antioxidant. Antioxidants are like bouncers at a night club, they go around finding stray electrons that are busy causing trouble in your body, and find them a love partner so they can both stay in and cuddle on the sofa.

Tomatoes are also a brilliant source of vitamin C, which supports skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity and iron absorption. The biotin in tomatoes is good for controlling blood sugar.

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