Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

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Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce

The simple pleasures of a classic Italian pasta dish. Well, technically not pasta as gnocchi is primarily made from potatoes, but you get the point. For this Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce recipe you can use either homemade gnocchi, or store-bought, and the good thing is, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between the two. As this isn’t a ‘dry pasta’ you can find this in the frozen section, or at some upscale groceries in the fresh pasta section.

The sauce itself is incredibly simple, and if you just want that go here. Sometimes I just like to make the sauce as a dip for crudité, or even as the bechamel layer in my Gorgonzola Lasagna. Because it is cream based, it is an extremely versatile sauce and you can tinker with it to give it your own spin.

For simplicity, this recipe just uses pre-made gnocchi, however if you would like to use homemade Gnocchi you can learn how it’s done in a traditional Italian way here.

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce Ingredients:

500 grams fresh or pre-made Gnocchi (I recommend Rusticella d’Abruzzo for pre-made Gnocchi but it is quite expensive if you are in America.

100 grams Gorgonzola Cheese; crumbled

4 cloves Garlic; minced

2 tbsp Butter

Cracked Black Pepper; to taste

Salt; to boil

Instructions:

1. In a large pot begin to boil HEAVILY salted water.

2. In a large saucepan start by melting the butter on medium heat. When fully melted add the minced garlic. Once fragrant (but not burnt) pour in the Heavy Cream and turn the heat up high. Make sure to whisk the cream so it does not burn, and to also incorporate the melted butter.

3. When the cream starts to bubble, add all of the Gorgonzola , and keep whisking until the cheese has fully melted into the sauce. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

4. Add the Cracked Black Pepper and give it another stir. At this point, add the gnocchi to the water and just boil for 2-3 minutes. Remember this is not an actual pasta and cooks much faster than a typical dry spaghetti. Continue stirring the sauce while the gnocchi is cooking to prevent it from coagulating.

5. Take about 60ml (1/4 cup) of the water and add it to the sauce. Drain the gnocchi and add it to the pan. Toss it around a bit to make sure every piece is coated and then you can plate it. Garnish with fresh chopped basil if you so choose.

Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce

A classic Italian dish perfect for a weekday dinner. Able to be made using pre-made gnocchi in under 15 minutes, this dish is a favorite.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Gnocchi fresh or pre-made is ok
  • 100 grams Gorgonzola Cheese crumbled
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to boil

Instructions

  • In a large pot begin to boil HEAVILY salted water.
  • In a large saucepan start by melting the butter on medium heat. When fully melted add the minced garlic. Once fragrant (but not burnt) pour in the Heavy Cream and turn the heat up high. Make sure to whisk the cream so it does not burn, and to also incorporate the melted butter.
  • When the cream starts to bubble, add all of the Gorgonzola , and keep whisking until the cheese has fully melted into the sauce. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Add the Cracked Black Pepper and give it another stir. At this point, add the gnocchi to the water and just boil for 2-3 minutes. Remember this is not an actual pasta and cooks much faster than a typical dry spaghetti. Continue stirring the sauce while the gnocchi is cooking to prevent it from coagulating.
  • Take about 60ml (1/4 cup) of the water and add it to the sauce. Drain the gnocchi and add it to the pan. Toss it around a bit to make sure every piece is coated and then you can plate it. Garnish with fresh chopped basil if you so choose.
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