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500 Calories or Less: Gnocchi & Sausage Bake

This is one of our favourite less than 500 calorie meals. It’s perfect if you’re looking for 5:2 diet plan ideas or just fancy something lighter for dinner. The 500 calories fast days are obviously the hardest part of the diet. The point of the 5:2 diet is that you give your body 2 fast days and 5 days where you eat normally, albeit slightly healthier. The diet has become one of the nation’s favourite weight-loss options and the fast days needn’t be as scary as they sound.

This is a delicious easy recipe and ready in just 30 minutes! Gnocchi & Sausage Bake makes the perfect midweek dinner. It’s a nice change from all those pasta dishes you end up making again and again and is a really interesting and delicious way with gnocchi that you may not have tried before. Being on a diet doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite treats. We’ve got lots of low calorie versions of classic meals including curry, stir-fries, sandwiches and more. And of course, we’d love to hear how you’re getting on with your 5:2 diet progress so feel free to comment below and let us know all about it.

500 Calories or Less: Gnocchi & Sausage Bake

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By Ben Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Gnocchi & Sausage Bake makes the perfect midweek dinner.

Ingredients

  • • 375g Chipolata sausages
  • • 1tsp olive oil
  • • 1 fennel bulb, finely chopped
  • • 1tbsp fennel seeds
  • • 1tsp chilli flakes
  • • 500g gnocchi
  • • 250ml chicken stock
  • • Small handful each parsley and tarragon, chopped
  • • 75g breadcrumbs
  • • 50g emmental cheese, grated

Instructions

1

Heat the oven to 200C, gas 6.

2

Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan, add the sausages and cook per packet instructions.

3

Add the chopped fennel and gently fry for 5 mins, until lightly softened. Stir through the fennel seeds and chilli flakes.

4

Tip in the gnocchi and mix well, then spoon into a baking dish and pour over the stock.

5

In a small bowl, mix together the herbs with the breadcrumbs and most of the cheese, then scatter over the gnocchi.

6

Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 15 mins until golden and bubbling. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • 426 Calories

Notes

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  • Margaret Gallagher
    February 1, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Delicious – sure all the family will enjoy this tasty treat

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