Blue Cheese Clouds: Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, A Creamy Dream


Gnocchi al Gorgonzola is a luxurious dish that celebrates the rich, bold flavors of Gorgonzola cheese melded with the soft, pillowy texture of gnocchi. Each bite offers a burst of creamy, tangy cheese sauce enveloping the delicate potato dumplings. This dish is a balance of simplicity and indulgence, a tribute to the opulence of Italian cuisine. It's a comforting embrace, perfect for those who love the profound and distinctive taste of blue cheese.

Blue Cheese Clouds: Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, A Creamy Dream

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Ideal Serving Size: A generous portion of gnocchi, coated in creamy sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories per Serving: Approx. 500 kcal
  • Macronutrients:
    • Carbohydrates: 50g
    • Protein: 15g
    • Fat: 25g (saturated: 15g)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 700mg


  • Potato gnocchi: 500g
  • Gorgonzola cheese: 150g
  • Heavy cream: 150ml
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 50g
  • Fresh spinach leaves: 100g
  • Nutmeg (a pinch)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Gnocchi Cooking: Cook gnocchi in salted boiling water until they float to the surface, then drain.
  2. Sauce Preparation: In a saucepan, melt Gorgonzola with cream over low heat. Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  3. Combining: Add cooked gnocchi and spinach to the sauce, stirring gently until the spinach wilts and the gnocchi are coated.
  4. Finishing Touches: Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For homemade gnocchi, use starchy potatoes like Russets for the best texture.
  • If Gorgonzola is too strong, mix it with a milder blue cheese.
  • The sauce should be creamy but not too thick; adjust with pasta water if needed.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I add other ingredients? Toasted walnuts or crispy pancetta can add a nice contrast.
  • Is there a lighter version? Use half-and-half instead of heavy cream for a lighter sauce.
  • Can I make this gluten-free? Yes, use gluten-free gnocchi.