Holidays at the Jungle
Gnocchi Gratin with Gruyere and Bacon
Ingredients (serves 6)
2 tablespoons butter
3 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons white wine
3 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese, divided use
Pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
3 thick bacon slices, cooked crisp and crumbled
16 ounces mini gnocchi, vacuum sealed package
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Grease a 7x11-inch baking dish.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add scallions and sauté 2-3 minutes, until softened.
Whisk in flour until smooth.
Gradually whisk in milk, then wine.
Continue cooking and whisking until sauce thickens, 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat, add Gruyere, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, stir until cheese is melted.
Add bacon and mix well.
Add gnocchi and stir until well mixed.
Transfer to prepared dish, sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan and sprinkle top lightly with pepper.
Bake 25-35 minutes, until hot, bubbly and top is lightly browned.
Remove from oven and allow to stand 5-10 minutes before serving.