Gnocchi in Fontina Sauce


Rich and decadent gnocchi in white sauce. A quick and easy Fontina cheese sauce makes the gnocchi melt in your mouth! Best served with a light salad to balance out the richness.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated gnocchi

Fontina Sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots

  • cup heavy cream

  • 8 ounces Fontina cheese, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. Once gnocchi goes into the boiling water, start the sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in cream and heat to almost a boil. Gradually mix in Fontina and Parmesan cheeses, being careful not to boil. Stir until smooth, then remove from the heat immediately so the sauce doesn't clump.

  3. Place gnocchi into serving dishes and spoon sauce over top. Garnish each serving with basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

624 Calories
51g Fat
23g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 624
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 607mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 401mg 31%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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