Recipe by jensenly
"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."
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Italian fontina cheese, cubed
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh basil
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 easily could have cut down on the fontina cheese. I will try this dish again, but next time, I will use 6 oz of fontina cheese and 1/2 cup cream. On a side note, try a bite before adding additional parmesan cheese on top!!
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 cream.
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 of pooled on top of the sauce and separated a little. I was a little short on fontina, so I upped the parmesan to 1/4 cup. Sadly, I had no fresh basil, so I had to use dried. Still good though, but I can't imagine how much better it would have been with fresh!
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, but it was still creamy enough for my taste.
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, adding flour to make a roux, then adding the liquid, stirring until thickened and finally the cheese. In this case, I used fat free half and half and found I needed more than suggested. Fontina is one of my all time favorite cheeses, so I was thrilled to have a reason to buy it. I shredded it instead of cubing and probably used a bit more. I also added some seasonings to the sauce. This was a great start to a comforting and delicious dish. Thanks!
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 mushrooms next time.. a GREAT recipe to work with.
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---any day, any time w/ anything! very filling dish with gnocchi---will try penne or bowtie pasta next time! thanks for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gnocchi in Fontina Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 462
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