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Gnocchi con Gorgonzola, Noci, e Pere

Gnocchi in a Gorgonzola, Pear and Walnut Sauce

This is a vegetarian recipe.

I made this dish for my vegetarian niece to serve at a family dinner, but it was popular with everyone else - from the toddlers in the family to my mother. If you like the Gorgonzola gnocchi at Trader Joe's, this is a spruced up, sweeter version. I definitely plan to make it again.


Gnocchi in a Gorgonzola, Pear and Walnut Sauce


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 pears, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5-6 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lb gnocchi


Melt butter over low medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the pears and walnuts and cook, stirring frequently, until the pears start to soften and brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Turn heat to low and add the heavy cream. Once hot, add the Gorgonzola cheese and cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese has melted. Add the reserved pears and walnuts, taste and season as needed.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil. Add the gnocchi and cook until they float. Mix gnocchi with sauce and serve.

Adapted from a recipe at EATALY

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