In today’s post, I’ll show you a simple & easy recipe for gnocchi with cheese sauce. The gnocchi are mixed with the cheese sauce and then baked in the oven as seen in the recipe for Mac & Cheese some monthes before.
For the sauce or the cheeses used there are a variety of different options, here a simple recipe with grated alpine or mountain cheese. Have fun cooking 🙂
Cooked/Baked today: Baked Gnocchi with Cheese Sauce
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes, Fast Food, Pasta & Noodle Dishes
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 kilogram gnocchi (from the refrigerated shelf)
- 500 milliliters milk
- 200 grams green peas (frozen)
- 200 grams alpine or mountain cheese
- 100 grams sour cream
- 25 grams butter
- 25 grams flour
- 100 grams sour cream
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Salt & pepper
- Fresh chives for garnishing
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Saucepan for the cheese sauce
- Baking dish
…for the cheese sauce:
Give 25 grams butter into a saucepan & allow to melt over medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted & starts to foam add 25 grams flour & whisk together until well combined.
Next, pour in 150 milliliters milk & stir together with a whisk until free of flour lumps, then pour in the remaining 350 milliliters milk & stir together.
Season the sauce with 1 teaspoon mustard, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon nutmeg & a good pinch of salt & pepper, then bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly.
Allow to simmer for about 2 – 3 minutes until the sauce thickens noticeable while stirring constantly with a whisk. Then remove the saucepan from heat & add the grated alpine cheese as well as 100 grams sour cream & allow the cheese to melt in the hot sauce.
…for the Baked Gnocchi Dish:
Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat). Spread the gnocchi into a suitable baking dish, cover with 200 grams frozen peas & then pour the cheese sauce over the gnocchi to comnpletely cover them with sauce. Bake the gnocchi for about 25 – 30 minutes in the preheated oven until the surface is golden brown & crispy.
Get the done gnocchi dish out of the oven, serve on plates & possibly garnish with some chopped chives. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):