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Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus
356
calories
Calories
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr
Ready in
easy
Difficulty

Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus

with Ham

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
1.
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.

2.
Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 2

Peel the onion and garlic and chop finely.

3.
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.

4.
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.

5.
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.

6.
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.

7.
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.

8.
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.

9.
Baked Gnocchi and Asparagus preparation step 9

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

10.
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.