This Weight Watchers creamy broccoli gnocchi bake is ideal if you’re looking for comfort food, fast!
Soft, fluffy gnocchi baked with broccoli in a cheesy, creamy sauce and served with a side of spinach is just the ticket.
9 SmartPoints value per serving
300g Tenderstem broccoli
500g fresh gnocchi
180g medium-fat soft cheese
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150ml hot vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube
Small pinch ground nutmeg
Grated zest of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons grated vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese
Calorie controlled cooking spray
360g young leaf spinach
Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Cook the broccoli and gnocchi for 2 minutes in a large pan of boiling water. Drain and put into a 1.5-litre baking dish.
In a bowl, combine the soft cheese, half the garlic and all of the stock, nutmeg and lemon zest. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and gnocchi and toss to combine, then scatter over the grated hard cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and bubbling.
Meanwhile, mist a large frying pan with cooking spray and set over a medium-high heat. Add the spinach, a handful at a time, and cook for 4-5 minutes until wilted. Season to taste, then stir in the remaining garlic and cook for a final 1 minute.
Serve the gnocchi bake with the spinach on the side.
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