Dinner · Mains · seafood

Cod & Gnocchi Bake

baked cod

Daniel has decided he wants to eat more fish so fish for dinner it is! I actually prepared this dish a couple of days ago and its just been sat in the fridge ready to oven bake.

Once again i am using frozen fish simply because i find it to be more affordable. I can get 4-5 frozen cod fillets for the same price as 2 fresh cod fillets allowing me to make an extra dinner for the same price but its a personal preference kinda thing.

Ingredients – Serves 2 

  • 2 cod fillets (defrosted thoroughly if frozen) 
  • 250g gnocchi
  • 50g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small brown onion diced
  • 50g black olives
  • 500g passata
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt & pepper to taste


Pre-heat your oven to 175ºc.

Over a medium heat saute the onion,garlic, and chili for 3-4mins or until the onion has become soft and translucent.

Add the passata, red bell pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, olives and basil then mix well, season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.

Cook the gnocchi according to the manufacturers instructions, usually it only takes 2-3mins.

Mix the cooked gnocchi into the tomato mixture and transfer the whole lot into an oven proof dish. Place the cod fillets on top of the tomato mixture and sprinkle over the crumbled feta.

Bake the cod and gnocchi in the oven for around 15mins or until the fish is cooked through (white and flaky) and the tomato sauce is bubbling.

Serve with a big green salad…dyl-icious!!


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