Nigella Lawson's gnocchi gratin



10 min


40 min


6 Servings

Nigella Lawson's gnocchi gratin

Exclusive recipe from Nigella Lawson's new cookbook, Nigellissima. Only 10 minutes to prep!


  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • freshly ground nutmeg , to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 454-g pkg fresh or frozen gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs


  • Position oven racks in top third and centre of oven. Preheat to 400F.
  • Whisk mascarpone with milk in a shallow oven-safe saucepan (wide enough to hold
    gnocchi in a single layer) and set over medium. When mixture starts to bubble, 1 to 2 min, turn off heat. Add 1/4 cup parmesan and whisk until it melts.
  • Grind black pepper and nutmeg over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  • Cook gnocchi in a medium pot according to package directions, about 2 min for fresh or 12 min for frozen. Drain gnocchi and stir into cheese mixture until coated. Spread out into an even layer.
  • Stir remaining parmesan with bread crumbs and sprinkle over gnocchi.
  • Bake in centre of oven until bubbly, about 15 min. Adjust heat to broil. Broil in top third of oven until top turns dark golden, about 2 min. Let stand for at least 10 min before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 361,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g,
  • Fat
  • 18 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 619 mg.