Creamy Gorgonzola Stuffed Gnocchi

"Inspired by dicentra."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (221.6 g)
  • Calories 348.3
  • Total Fat - 18 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.4 mg
  • Sodium - 724.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 14.9 g
  • Calcium - 358.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Set potatoes on a baking sheet and slash each deeply lengthwise down the center.Bake potatoes until they are tender and look slightly dried out,about an 1 hour.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix together Gorgonzola and 3/4 cup of cream (Save the other 3/4 for the sauce). Set aside.

Step 3

As soon as potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them; discard peels. Put potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl.

Step 4

Mix in egg, salt, and 1 cup flour, adding just enough additional flour to make the dough pliable and not sticky (too much flour will make the gnocchi heavy).

Step 5

Turn out onto a floured work surface; with floured hands, knead dough 10 to 12 times.Divide dough and cover one batch with a damp kitchen towel.Roll other batch into a 3/4-in.-thick rope and cut into 3/4-in.-long pieces.

Step 6

Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten into a 2-in. circle with your fingers.

Step 7

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Top each dough circle with 1/2 teaspoons cheese-cream mixture.Gather up dough around filling and pinch to close, then roll into a small, smooth ball.Repeat rolling, filling, and forming with second batch of dough.

Step 8

Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches below heating element.

Step 9

Pour melted butter 4-qt. casserole. Working in batches, drop gnocchi into boiling water, being careful not to crowd them.Boil gnocchi until they rise to the surface, 4 to 5 minutes; cook 8 to 10 seconds longer, then transfer with a slotted spoon to casserole dish, making sure water drains off from gnocchi.

Step 10

Turn gnocchi to coat in butter.

Step 11

Mix remaining cream with tomato sauce; pour over gnocchi. Sprinkle with pepper and Parmesan cheese; broil until browned on top, 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.