Gnocchi in Fontina Sauce

Gnocchi in Fontina Sauce

jensenly 17

"Quick and easy white cheese sauce which make the gnocchi melt in your mouth! Very rich and decadent. Best served with a light salad to balance out the richness."


20 m servings 624 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 624 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 51.3 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 163 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 607 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Once the gnocchi goes into the pot, start the sauce, as you want the gnocchi to be done first. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots, and cook for a few minutes, until tender. Stir in the cream, and heat to almost a boil. Gradually mix in the fontina and parmesan cheeses, being careful not to boil. Stir until smooth, then remove from the heat immediately, or the sauce may clump.
  3. Place gnocchi into serving dishes, and spoon the sauce over them. Garnish with chopped fresh basil.
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  1. 110 Ratings


As a major cheese lover, I can't believe I am even going to bring myself to type this, but this recipe just had too much cheese. The scallions bring a really great flavour to this dish, but we ...

VERY heavy. I would suggest using light cream and half the butter. Taste was good, but again... heavy. Make sure the cheese doesn't have time to harden or it will separate from the butter and cr...

This was truly decadent! Oh my gosh, it was like something out of a wonderful restuarant! The only thing is that I would cut the butter amount in half, I think it is really too much. It kind ...

Such an easy recipe. Had trouble finding Fontina cheese, so settled for a cheese labeled as "Dutch soft cheese." Close enough for me. To cut down fat, I used low fat milk instead of cream,...

It was great! really tasty.. I added one box of frozen spinach (thawed and REALLY WELL DRAINED) and a little bit of lemon juice right at the end. My husband suggested we put pancetta and mushro...

I hate giving this recipe a three rating, but I felt that it needed a little perfecting. I made my sauce the same way as I would for mac and cheese. That means cutting the butter amount in half,...

Really yummy sauce especially with my home made gnocchi. Made exact from recipe with great results. Perfect for a special meal since it is so decadent!

very quick and easy to prepare. the delightful, creamy, rich cheese sauce goes well over broccoli or any veggie, too---easy way to feed kids! shallots give a wonderful flavor; fontina cheese--...

This was a tasty sauce and easy to prepare. It was my first time trying fontina and I was glad that the taste was not too harsh. I did add some milk to this recipe - probably about 1/2 cup. I...