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Taste and simplicity with gnocchi au gratin

grated dumplings

Simple to prepare, gnocchi au gratin are an easy first course that is also perfect for vegetarians. Here is our recipe.

Let's dispel a myth: gnocchi are not good to prepare only on Thursdays. Just add a few ingredients to ennoble and enrich the recipe , a bit like we did with the gnocchi au gratin. Excellent to prepare in advance, a few minutes in the oven will be enough to warm them up and make the cheese stringy.

Here, we have revealed one of the secrets of gratin tomato gnocchi: scamorza . Diced and added to gravy it will spin beyond imagination. And if we have limited ourselves to a simple tomato and basil sauce, no one forbids you to use ragù or enrich everything with béchamel . But let's see step by step how to proceed.

grated dumplings
grated dumplings

How to prepare the recipe for gnocchi au gratin

  1. First, finely chop the onion and brown it in a pan with the oil. Add a pinch of salt and let it soften then pour the tomato puree. If desired, add a few basil leaves and cook for 15 minutes .
  2. Then cook the gnocchi in plenty of salted water. As soon as they come to the surface , drain them with a slotted spoon and add them to the sauce, mixing well.
  3. Cut the scamorza cheese into chunks and mix it with the sauce. At this stage, if you like, you can also add other ingredients such as diced ham, béchamel or mushrooms.
  4. Transfer everything into a baking dish , sprinkle with the Parmesan and spread a few knobs of butter on the surface.
  5. Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes , just long enough for a delicious crust to form. Then serve them piping hot and sparkling.

If you prefer, you can prepare gnocchi au gratin with meat sauce by replacing the tomato sauce with homemade meat sauce . The idea of ​​preparing gnocchi au gratin with porcini mushrooms is also excellent: in this case, cook 300 g of mushrooms in a pan with a knob of butter , a clove of garlic and some parsley . Once ready, mix them with 500 g of béchamel sauce kept rather fluid and transfer into a baking dish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese, a few knobs of butter and grate au gratin at 200°C for 10 minutes.

If you are looking for another way to cook gnocchi to make them delicious then try the gnocchi alla sorrentina .


We advise you to prepare and bake the gnocchi in a short time. Once prepared, they can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one day.

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