Italian Food How To Make Gnocchi In Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce With Bacon, Garlic And Fried Onions

This week I am making an adult version of Mac N' Cheese using gnocchi! This version is How To Make Gnocchi In Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce With Garlic, Bacon And Fried Onions. In Italian it is called: gnocchi in salsa di crema di gorgonzola con pancetta , aglio e cipolle fritte! It is delicious! It is rich! It is satisfying! Make this and I promise you will not be sorry. The recipe can be found below! Enjoy!

Ingredients

For gnocchi
Frozen gnocchi 1 Pound
Thick cut bacon 6 Ounce
Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
Yellow onion 2 Medium , thinly sliced
Black pepper To Taste
Cloves 8
For the sauce
Parmigiano reggiano 2 Tablespoon , grated
Salt To Taste
Gorgonzola 4 Ounce
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Flour 4 Tablespoon
Heavy cream 10 Ounce
Grated parmesan 1 Tablespoon ((for garnish))
Black pepper To Taste
Gorgonzola 8 Ounce
Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Minced onion 1 Tablespoon
Flour 2 Tablespoon
Heavy cream/Half and half 16 Ounce
Black pepper To Taste
Red pepper 1 Pinch
Dried basil 1 Pinch
Dried thyme 1 Pinch

Directions

MAKING

1. In a large enough pot bring salted water to the boil.

2. Cook the gnocchi to package directions until they float about 2 minutes in most cases.Then drain the gnocchi and set aside in a strainer or bowl covered.

3. Add some oil to a skillet and fry/cook the gnocchi until nicely browned.Remove again from the skillet and set aside in a baking dish with a cover.

4. In the skillet cook your bacon on medium until it is crispy brown but tender.Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate with paper towels to soak up the grease.Pour excess fat from the skillet.

5. In the same skillet heat up 2 Tbs. of olive oil on med-high heat.Add your garlic and saute until garlic gets golden.Remove garlic to a plate with the bacon and paper towels on it.

6. Add a little olive oil to skillet and add your onions.Fry the onions until golden or a little darker to your liking.Remove the onions and add to the plate with the fried garlic and bacon.Now wipe the skillet and clean with paper towel.

7. In another large skillet add your butter and melt the butter on medium heat.Once the butter has melted add in your flour.

8. Cook the flour for a few minutes constantly stirring it with a wooden spoon.You want the flour to turn color a bit blonde to cook out the flour taste.We are making the base to the sauce called a "Roux."

9. After the roux has cooked and turned color it is time to add the half and half or heavy cream.Now you are making a bechamel sauce when the cream is added to the roux.Switch to a wire wisk for mixing the sauce at this point.

10. Bring the sauce mixture to a boil on medium to medium low heat this will thicken the sauce.You don't want to boil the sauce to quick as it will get pasty to quickly.

11.Once the sauce is thickened to your liking add your gorgonzola cheese.Once the cheese is melted add in the garlic, onion, bacon mixture and mix it in quickly.

12.Add black pepper to the sauce and remember cream sauces LOVE black pepper.Now you have gorgonzola cheese sauce or a sauce Mornay but instead of using Gruyere were are using gorgonzola.

FINALIZING

13.Have the gnocchi in a baking dish and pour this sauce into the dish with the gnocchi.Shake the dish around and hit with hand a little bit to mix sauce to gnocchi.If needed use a spoon to mix gnocchi and sauce together.

14. Put in oven and bake at 375-400 until the dish is nice and bubbly.Pull dish out of oven top with your desired cheese and some fried shallots 'onions or garlic (optional)

15. Place back in oven to bake/broil at 400 until top is browned and bubbly.Remove from oven and let rest 5 mins.

SERVING

16. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6