Potato gnocchi with blue cheese sauce

Delight your family and friends with homemade potato gnocchi. Complete with a warm blue cheese sauce, it's the ultimate comfort food that'll keep you coming back for more.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Potato gnocchi with blue cheese sauce
  • 750 gram desiree potatoes, washed
  • 1/2 cup plain flour, plus extra
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs, to serve
  • 2 teaspoon thyme leaves
Blue cheese sauce
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 100 gram blue cheese, crumbled


Potato gnocchi with blue cheese sauce
  • 1
    Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil; add potatoes. Cook 20-25 minutes, until tender. Drain well. Allow to cool. Remove skin and press through a sieve into a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add flour, parmesan and egg, stirring,until combined (add a little extra flour if dough is very soft).
  • 3
    Line an oven tray with baking paper. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 4 even portions. Roll each portion into 2cm-thick sausages, then cut into 2cm pieces.Roll each ball over a floured fork. Place on tray. Chill, until firm.
  • 4
    Cook gnocchi in 3 batches in a large pan of simmering water for 2-3 minutes, until they float. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, make sauce: bring cream to a simmer in medium frying pan over low heat. Add cheese and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, until cheese melts. Toss gnocchi through sauce and season to taste.
  • 6
    Preheat grill to hot. Spoon gnocchi mixture into a 6-cup oven proof dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and place under grill for 5 minutes, or until browned. Serve sprinkled with thyme leaves.

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