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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus

with Ham

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus

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

356
calories
Calories
40 min.
Preparation
1 hr
Ready in
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
2 red Bell peppers
1 Onion
2 Garlic cloves
600 grams green Asparagus
3 tablespoons Canola oil
1 tablespoon Spelt flour
100 milliliters Heavy cream
250 milliliters Vegetable stock
Salt
Pepper
1 teaspoon Sugar
400 grams store-bought Gnocchi
75 grams cooked Ham (thinly sliced)
75 grams Emmentaler cheese
2 sprigs Thyme
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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

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 1
1

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

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 2
2

Peel the onion and garlic and chop finely.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 3
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.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 4
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.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 5
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.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 6
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.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 7
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.

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 8
8

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

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 9
9

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

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 10
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.