November: Gorgonzola Sauce

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Recipe of the Month — November 2010

Makes enough Gorgonzola Sauce for 2 lb gnocchi (or pasta). If left over, it’s great on chicken or save it for another pasta meal! Gnocchi are available to purchase at specialty food stores and most grocery stores now. Subscribe to my blog and check out my homemade gnocchi recipe with step by step instructions.


Fry 1/4 lb pancetta chopped into small bits. Drain and set aside. 3 tbsp. butter 1 large clove garlic chopped finely 3 tbsp. flour 1/4 c. white wine 1 1/2 c. heavy cream warmed 4 oz Gorgonzola Dolce broken into bits ( The Dolce makes for a milder creamier sauce .) 1/4 tsp Kosher salt Freshly Ground black pepper to taste Chopped Fresh Basil for garnish. Melt butter in saucepan and add chopped garlic. Cook for about a minute. And add flour and saute in butter for a couple of min. to cook the flour a little. With heat at medium add white wine and stir for about 3 minutes.   Then add the warmed cream and stir constantly until smooth and flour is cooked in and has disappeared (about 3-4 min).  Add Gorgonzola and stir until until Gorgonzola has melted into sauce.  Add salt and black pepper to taste. Thin with a little cream or milk if sauce becomes too thick.  Pour over prepared gnocchi and sprinkle the crispy pancetta over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh basil.


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  1. Jane Fairbairn says:

    The best gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce i have ever eaten was in rome–in a lovely restaurant on the via veneto—we ate in a beautiful glass room — the waiter was a lovely young man–who made a great display of escorting me to the ladies room when i asked him where it might be!
    your recipe sounds as if it is spot on–i can’t wait to try it.

    • Thank you, Jane! I do hope you’ll try the recipe. I have to say I just loved your story.There can’t be anything better than gnocchi in Rome. I can just visualize your special place on the Via Veneto – where so many memories are made. I have a favorite memory of my own sitting outside on that very same street drinking an espresso and eating a lovely custard filled pastry. Roma – Troppo Bella!