Comfort foods come in all shape and sizes. A hearty beef stew or chili. Meatloaf or your grandma’s classic casserole. But last weekend, I had the good fortune of adding a new meal to the comfort food list: Baked Gnocchi with Basil, Prosciutto & Cream Sauce.
Ingredients: 3 pounds cooked gnocchi / 2 cups heavy cream / 4 tablespoons butter / Salt + white pepper / 1/4 cup chopped basil / 1/4 pound prosciutto / 1/2 Pecorino Romano cheese / (Other suggested additions: Spinach, peas, bacon, etc.)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. / Warm cream and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. / Remove from heat, and add salt, pepper, basil and half of the cheese. / Lightly butter a 9×13 pan (or small, individual casserole pans), and add gnocchi. / Chop the prosciutto, and add to the gnocchi. / Pour cream sauce into the pan, and top with remaining cheese. / Bake for 25-30 minutes. / Pair with a crisp Pinot Grigio, and enjoy.