Kale & Gnocchi Bake

Jan 10, 2023 5:14:54 PM Carly Hanellin

This Kale Gnocchi Bake is the perfect cozy and warm recipe for chilly weather. Baked with cheese and delicious, wholesome ingredients, it's sure to please.

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Kale & Gnocchi Bake
Kale 2 bunches
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Kosher Salt 1 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Shallots - Minced 1 each
Garlic - Minced 3 Cloves
Flour 3 tbsp
Whole Milk 4 cup
Pepper  1/2 tsp
Nutmeg 1/2 tsp
Dijon Mustard 2 tsp
Monterey Jack cheese 8 oz
Package Refrigerated Potato Gnocchi 16 oz
Parmesan 1 oz



1.  Preheat oven to 375º. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add kale a large handful at a time, tossing with tongs and slightly wilting each batch before adding the next, until all kale is added and leaves are bright green and just wilted, about 5 minutes total. Season kale with 1/4 teaspoon salt and transfer into an 11"-by-8" (2-quart) baking dish.

2. In same pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook shallots and garlic, stirring often, until tender and light golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute more.

  1. 3. While whisking, slowly pour in milk until combined and smooth. Whisk in mustard, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in gnocchi. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and cook until thickened slightly, about 1 minute.
  3. 4. Remove pot from heat and whisk in 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese until melted. Return cooked kale to pot and toss to combine, then scrape kale mixture into baking dish. Top with Parmesan and remaining 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
  5. 5. Bake until filling is bubbling and top is golden, 16 to 20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.