Kids Food Inspiration 

So many of our requests are for ideas for children’s food and as you know, we aim to please and live up to Morello Life promise of providing you with little doses of inspiration for everyday life.

We know how difficult it is to be creative in the kitchen after a long day whilst also wanting to give the children something tasty to eat which doesn’t come out of the freezer. This Gnocchi recipe (if we can call it that) is probably one of the fastest teas you can make – it can easily be done in under 10 minutes which we think must be worthy of a tea time record. 

Go Go Gnocchi

This Go Go Gnocchi is a firm family favourite and not just for the kids. If easy comfort food is what you after then this ticks all the boxes. 

As long as you have some Gnocchi knocking about then all the other ingredients are staples which most us have knocking around the kitchen.  This little concoction is relatively healthy and super versatile so feel free to play around with it. We love to throw in some chopped broccoli or sweetcorn too which is just as delicious. 

In the name of speed we have, obviously, used ready made gnocchi, of which there are some great varieties available. If you feel so inclined you can make your own but in this instance where speed is the need,  it rather defeats the point. 

What You Need

  • 1 packet of Gnocchi
  • A couple of slices of ham, chopped.
  • A large handful of frozen peas (or sweetcorn)
  • A Handful of Grated Cheese
  • A splash of milk
  • A large handful of frozen peas (or sweetcorn)
  • Parmesan cheese (or Snow cheese as the kids call it) or Cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top.

This may be under the Kids section but let me tell you there is nothing better than a bowl of this gooey gorgeousness in front on the latest boxset when you come in from a night out soured by white wine….

What to Do

  1. Boil water in the kettle and decant into a pan.
  2. Place the pan of water to simmer on the hob.
  3. Pour the Gnocchi into the simmering water.
  4. Add the frozen peas and wait for approx 3-4 minutes until the Gnocchi rise to the top of the water and bob about. This tells you that they are done.
  5. Drain the gnocchi and place them back into the pan.
  6. Throw in the chopped ham, cheese and splash of milk and stir gently until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve with a little grating of Parmesan cheese over the top.

Other Gnocchi Toppings

  • Bolognese or any tomato based sauce
  • Tomato and Basil
  • Bacon and Spinach
  • Tomato and Mozzarella
  • Tuna and Sweetcorn with Cheese
  • Chicken and Broccoli
  • Goat’s Cheese and Mushroom (unless you have super sophisticated kids probably adults only)