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Gourmet Gnocchi & Cheese

In the past year or so I have discovered a delicious new-to-me food: gnocchi!  Some of you may find that hard to believe, but I just didn't grow up eating those amazing little potato dumplings.  In fact, I think I first heard of them by reading and watching Martha Stewart.  And then, of course, watching the Food Network made them sound delicious.  It's a good thing we don't have cable because I'm pretty sure I could watch the Food Network 24 hours a day--and then I would want to eat 24 hours a day!

So after falling in love with gnocchi in our favorite local Italian restaurant I decided it was time to try it at home.  No, I didn't make gnocchi from scratch, but I did buy it in a package:)  And the recipe turned out AMAZING!  You must try it~it's the ultimate comfort food!

Gourmet Gnocchi & Cheese
1 lb. purchased or homemade gnocchi
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fontina cheese, shredded
Salt and white pepper, to taste
1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375F.  Prepare gnocchi according to package; 
drain and place gnocchi in a single layer in a 1-1/2 quart shallow
baking dish (spray with oil or butter dish first).

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in garlic and
cook about 30 seconds.  Whisk in flour, cooking until it thickens and bubbles.
Next, whisk in milk and mustard.  Continue to whisk mixture and cook
until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Combine Gruyere and fontina, then add a handful at a time to the milk mixture, 
stirring until each addition is melted before adding more.  Once cheese is melted, 
season sauce with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over gnocchi and sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano over top.  Bake until
the gnocchi puffs up and the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes. 
Let gnocchi rest about 5 minutes before serving.  

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Yum! I've seen that at the store but never tried it...sounds good!

I bet it would be good with White Cheddar too, yuuuuummmm!!!
Sarah said…
My husband makes THE BEST gnocchi! However, I gain about 234302834023 lbs every time I eat it. lol This looks AMAZING!

Yep, Sarah Kopf, this is NOT light eating! ha! It's very rich and heavy ...but oh-so-yummy:)
Bugs and Sunshine,
I bet white cheddar would be wonderful, too! I am in love with the smokey flavor of the Gruyere though:)
oh, this looks so good! My roommate used to make gnocchi, but can you believe I never tried it? This looks pretty amazing, though. Might have to give it a try.
Unknown said…
Hey girl, there's not near enough Curious George going on in your house! Chef Pisketti has a kitten named gnocchi! LOL :)

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