Gnocchi, yes. Cheese, yes. Dijon mustard? YES! Lets add some kale into this to balance it all out, that’s how it works, right?
I have made this bake numerous times and I have to keep making it again I just love it that much. Gnocchi is a huge comfort food for me, the soft squishy pillows of potato are the best thing since sliced bread.
Combine that with the dijony-creamy sauce and crispy bread crumbs and you, sir, have yourself a winning dish.
Garlic and Kale Gnocchi Bake serves 4 *recipe adapted from ABM
Ingredients: 1/2 a bunch of kale leaves stripped, 3 Garlic cloves crushed, 400g gnocchi, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons mustard (I used Dijon), 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup vegetable stock, 1 + 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs.
- Rinse and strip the kale off the stalks and set aside.
- In a medium sized pot heat olive oil and fry garlic until fragrant for 1-2 minutes. Add kale and cook for further 3-4 minutes or until kale has turned bright green. Remove to a plate.
- In the same pot melt the butter. Whisk in the flour until a gravy/paste starts to form. Add the mustard then whisk in milk and stock. Once all combined add the 1/2 of the cheese (slowly) and continue to whisk so it starts to melt together.
- Whilst making the cheese sauce add another pot filled with salted boiling water for gnocchi. Once water is boiling add the gnocchi and cook for 2-3 minutes. Once all the gnocchi floats it is ready.
- Strain the gnocchi and add the gnocchi, kale and sauce into a baking dish. Stir and top with the remaining cheese and bread crumbs. Bake at 200deg cel for 10-15 minutes. The edges should begin to bubble. Remove and enjoy!
I am not sure why I love gnocchi so much but hey, each to their own. This is one of those recipes I am going to make forever and next time I am going to make my own gnocchi because it is SO much nicer.
Have you ever made your own gnocchi? Or have a different version of a Gnocchi Bake? Let me know in the comments below.
Actually….. don’t do that last one. Stick with the other forms of communication please.
Have a wonderful day, Bec xo