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Soft pillowy nuggets of baked gnocchi are the ultimate comfort food.


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30 mins
50 mins
1 hr 15 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cheese Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Fill a large saucepan with water. Add potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Continue to boil until potatoes are very soft, about 15 minutes. Drain and run through a food mill or a ricer for a nice, smooth consistency. Place potatoes in a bowl and refrigerate until they are cool, 15 to 20 minutes; this will help keep them fluffy.

  • Dust 2 sheet pans with flour and set aside.

  • Mix cooled potatoes and 1 1/2 cups flour together on a clean work surface. Knead until dough is soft and smooth, 4 to 5 minutes, adding only enough flour so dough comes together and is not tacky.

  • Cut dough into 4 equal parts. Roll 1/4 of the dough into a 3/4-inch log. Cut the log into 3/4-inch pieces. Roll the pieces over a gnocchi board or the back of a fork to create ridges and place onto a floured sheet pan in a single layer. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Let rolled gnocchi dry for 1 hour before cooking.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Melt butter for cheese sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add chicken stock and continue to whisk until it thickens, about 3 minutes. Add Fontina cheese and Parmesan cheese; stir using a spoon until melted. Stir in sage and nutmeg. Stir in cooked gnocchi and transfer to a casserole or baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 56.4g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 57.9mg; sodium 1394.5mg. Full Nutrition