Baked Creamy Cheesy White sauce gnocchi in a white pan
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5 from 4 votes

Baked Creamy Cheesy White Sauce Gnocchi

Quick, simple and Delicious, the perfect quick lunch or dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked gnocchi, white sauce gnocchi
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Gnocchi (homemade or store-bought, my store-bought Gnocchi said cooked in 2 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated Fontal cheese (or Gruyere)
  • fresh thyme
  • WHITE SAUCE
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425°, lightly oil an 8 x 6 inch baking dish.
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water add the Gnocchi, remove as soon as the Gnocchi float (no more than 30 seconds) and drain well.
  • In a medium pot over medium heat melt butter, then add flour and salt, combine with a whisk, add milk slowly and continue to stir until thickened (but not too thick, if it becomes too thick add a little extra milk), stir in oregano,basil and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in half the Fontal (or Gruyere cheese) and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese, then gently add the Gnocchi.
  • Place in baking dish, sprinkle with remaining Fontal cheese and Parmesan cheese, top with fresh thyme if desired. Bake for 3-5 minutes then broil for another 3-5 minutes. Let sit a couple of minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 4.3mg