One Pot Meal Competition Winner 2016

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35-45 minutes


700g McCain Simply Mash

300g Smoked Bacon

400g Leeks

2 Eggs

150g Plain Flour

150g Stork Margerine

2lt Semi Skimmed Milk

200g Strong Mature Cheddar

50g White Breadcrumbs

1g Pepper

1g Salt

1.5g Nutmeg

2g Parsley

10g Lettuce mixed leaves presentation


1. Cook off the ‘Simply Mash’ potatoes, mash well and add the flour, eggs, salt & pepper and nutmeg. Then leave to cool

2. Saute shredded leeks until soft and then saute off the Bacon.

3. Make a roux using margerined flour, add the milk slowly and finally add the cheese.

4. Season with salt & pepper then add the leeks and 3/4 bacon.

5. Divide the cooled ‘Gnocchi’ into 100g portions, roll into a sausage shape then divide into approx 8g portions. Approx 2cm-approx 12 Gnocchi per portion.

6. Bring a pan of boiling water to the boil and add approx 30 Gnocchi shapes to the water. Cook until shapes float to the top.

7. Drain well and continue to cook all Gnocchi.

8. Place Gnocchi in a dish, pour on the cheese sauce.

9. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, cheese and rest of the bacon.

10. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until brown.

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