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Potato Gnocchi stuffed with Gorgonzola

March 1, 2015 (Last Updated: July 18, 2020)
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Total time to make this recipe: 1 hour
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Imagine the softest pillowy homemade potato gnocchi and now imagine a burst of flavorful cheese in every bite. This is what these stuffed gnocchi with Gorgonzola cheese are all about.

As a kid I never really liked gnocchi as I always ate the refrigerated kind bought at the supermarket and they are tasteless and hard to chew.

I never tried homemade gnocchi until a few years ago when my grandmother taught me a typical recipe from the north of Italy: Potato gnocchi with cheese fondue.. It was heaven at the first bite.

Soft, pillows of potatoes that melt in your mouth, covered in a blanket of melted cheese. Just heaven.

I always knew that homemade food was better than store-bought but I never thought there could have been so much difference in matter of taste and consistence!

potato gnocchi and gorgonzola on a cutting board
hand showing how to stuff gnocchi

So I started making gnocchi at home, as it turned out to be quite easy and I never bought gnocchi at the supermarket ever since.

I tried so many flavors and experimented a lot of different kind of gnocchi and this recipe of stuffed gnocchi is one of them.

NOTE: This recipe of stuffed gnocchi is only for true Gorgonzola lovers as the taste is pretty bold. If you wish a milder taste, I suggest you to use a milder soft cheese instead, such as Brie or Camembert. Also, there is a big difference in flavour between Gorgonzola Piccante and Dolce; literally they mean Spicy and Sweet but the flavour is not spicy nor sweet, simply one has a stronger flavour and the other one is milder.

If you want to fill your gnocchi with something different, you can check this recipe for Mozzarella and Tomato stuffed gnocchi.

fork cutting a potato gnocchi
potato gnocchi on a fork, stuffed with gorgonzola

The Recipe

gnocchi gorgonzola

Potato Gnocchi stuffed with Gorgonzola

Soft potato gnocchi stuffed with flavorful Gorgonzola or blue cheese. A dish that will definetely surprise your guests.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2 people
Author: Jessica – Cooking my Dreams

Ingredients

  • 0.8 lb Starchy Potatoes
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-3 tbp Gorgonzola Piccante (or Dolce)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Boil the full potatoes with the skin until you can easily pierce them all the way through (about 20-25 minutes, depending on the dimension of the potatoes), then wash them with cold water and remove the skin when they are still warm.
  • Mash the potatoes when they are still warm and make sure there are no chunks; add a pinch of salt and 3/4 of the flour.
  • Mix well with your hands until you get a nice soft dough (but not sticky); if necessary add some more flour.
  • When the dough is ready, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest and cool down for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Cut the dough in 3 or 4 parts, take 1 part and cover the rest with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry. Dust the cutting board with flour and roll the dough with your palm to make a long thick cord about 2 cm of diameter, then cut chunks 2 cm long.
  • Roll each cube between your palms to make balls then press them on your palm to make a disc.
  • With a teaspoon, place a little amount of Gorgonzola in the center of the disc and close it on itself (make sure to cover the cheese well and close all the holes), roll it again between your palm to make the ball smooth and set it aside on a clean cloth.
  • Bring to boil a large pot of salted water the slowly drop the gnocchi in and cook until they float on the surface.
  • In a pan melt the butter and carefully add the drained gnocchi to sautée a little bit.
  • Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and black pepper on top.

Notes

If you are not a fan of Gorgonzola or blue cheese, feel free to replace them with other creamy cheeses like Brie, Taleggio, Camembert, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 525 kcal | Carbohydrates: 81 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 42 mg | Sodium: 318 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade gnocchi, potato gnocchi, stuffed gnocchi
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    Michelle
    March 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Can I freeze these before boiling?

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