Four Cheese and Truffle Gnocchi Bake


Four Cheese and Gnocchi Bake – rich, creamy, full of cheese and a touch of truffle make this a delicious gnocchi dish. I have used cheddar, parmesan, gruyere and mozzarella in this gnocchi bake, but any combination of cheese will work. I’ve also made this recipe easier by using shop-bought gnocchi. If you fancied making your own, try out my recipe in Gnocchi alla Sorrentina . I have used truffle ingredients from Truffle Hunter in this recipe.

Serves 2
Difficulty Level: Rookie

  • 30g butter (or use Truffle Butter)
  • 30g plain flour
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400ml milk
  • 100g each of cheddar, Parmesan and gruyere – all grated
  • 100g mozzarella, cut into chunks
  • 500g gnocchi
  • 1 thick slice of stale bread, whizzed to breadcrumbs
  • Extra Parmesan, for the topping
  • Truffle oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir in the garlic and flour. Cook for 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  2. Gradually add the milk, continually stirring, until combined. Bring to a simmer and stir until thickened.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, add the grated cheeses to the sauce along with a couple tablespoons of truffle oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook the gnocchi according to packet instructions. Drain and steam dry for a minute or so.
  5. Heat a frying pan over a medium high heat. Add a splash of truffle oil and fry the gnocchi until golden brown.
  6. Heat the oven to 200C. Add the gnocchi and the mozzarella to the cheese sauce and put into a serving dish.
  7. Use a food processor, blender or grater to make breadcrumbs from the slice of bread. Stir through a couple tablespoons of grated Parmesan, salt and pepper. Place on top of the gnocchi and drizzle some more truffle oil on top.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbling at the sides.


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