Traditional, non-filled gnocchi have a long history in Italian cuisine, dating all the way back to Ancient Roman times. Gnocchi in tomato sauce can be traced all the way back to the 16th century, as a meal served during the first of Verona's iconic Carnevale in 1531. Carnival is an annual event taking place before Lent, a period during which meat is traditionally given up.
Gnocchi in tomato sauce became a filling and delicious vegetarian alternative, and is still served at Verona’s Carnival annually. Filled gnocchi, however, are a 21st-century upgrade. We carefully fill each individual gnocco with a rich, homemade tomato sauce and the freshest mozzarella cheese, ensuring every bite is bursting with flavour. We then top our filled gnocchi with more tomato sauce, pecorino cheese, and oil infused with basil.
INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh gnocchi (Potato flakes, Corn Starch, Wheat flour, Salt, Potato starch, Italian grated cheese, Milk, Egg, Preservative: E223 (Sodium metabisulphite), Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Pecorino cheese, Basil oil
FREEZING: The product can be frozen (ideally on day of delivery) and keeps for 1 month in the freezer. The pasta can be cooked directly from frozen. The sauce needs to be defrosted, either overnight in the fridge, or by putting it (still sealed in the bag) in boiling water for 4-5 minutes, until thawed & heated through.
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