Baked Creamy Cheesy White Sauce Gnocchi
- 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 (or Gruyere) cheese
- fresh thyme
- WHITE SAUCE
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- pinch salt
- dash of oregano, basil and pepper
Adapted from anitalianinmykitchen.com
1.Pre-heat oven to 425°, lightly oil an 8 x 6 inch baking dish.
2.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.
3.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 ½ the Parmesan cheese, then gently add the Gnocchi.
4.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!