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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus

with Ham

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus - Satisfying meal, hot from the oven

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356
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40 min.
Preparation
1 hr
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
2
1
2
600 grams
green Asparagus
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
100 milliliters
250 milliliters
1 teaspoon
400 grams
store-bought Gnocchi
75 grams
cooked Ham (thinly sliced)
75 grams
2 sprigs
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Kitchen utensils

1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small bowl, 1 medium Pot, 1 large Pot, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Box grater, 1 Peeler, 1 Brush, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Immersion blender

Preparation steps

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 1

Halve bell peppers lengthwise and remove ribs and seeds. Rinse and dry the halves and cut into small dice.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 2

Peel the onion and garlic and chop finely.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 3

Rinse asparagus, remove the woody ends and peel the lower third of spears if desired. Cut asparagus into 3 cm (approximately 1-inch) pieces.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 4

Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large pot. Sauté onion, garlic and bell peppers for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Sprinkle with the flour.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 5

Stir in broth and cream. Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 6

Meanwhile, cook the asparagus for 3 minutes in a medium pot of boiling salted water. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a sieve. Rinse briefly under cold water and drain.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 7

Add gnocchi to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a sieve. Puree bell-pepper mixture in large pot with an immersion blender.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 8

Cut cooked ham into small cubes and grate the cheese finely. Rinse thyme, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop coarsely.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 9

Grease a casserole dish with the remaining canola oil. Add asparagus, gnocchi, thyme and ham.

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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 10

Pour pepper sauce into baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and bake in preheated oven at 225°C (fan 200°C, gas: mark 3-4) (approximately 425°F) for about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.