|1/4 Cup Butter|
|6 oz Cream Cheese|
|4 Minced Garlic Cloves|
|1 Cup Milk|
|3/4 Cup Heavy Cream|
|8 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese|
|2 Egg Yolk|
|Salt & Pepper to Taste|
|16 oz Potato Gnocchi|
|1/2 Cup Sour Cream|
|1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese|
|2 Cups Chopped Chicken Breast|
|6 oz Parmesan Cheese|
|1/4 Cup Chopped Green Onions|
|6 oz Fontina Cheese|
|6 oz Mozzarella Cheese|
|1 Cup Chopped Bacon|
Comfort Food at it's Best!
I think Gnocchi is seriously underrated. No different than making pasta and great in a casserole like this. Over the years I’ve made tons of casseroles and bakes and was looking for something a little different to make. As with most of my recipes, this one is easy to make and will easily serve 4 to 6 hungry people. How can you go wrong with Chicken, Bacon and Cheese?
If you want to make this recipe even easier, use store bought Alfredo Sauce. Won’t be as good as this one but save you time if you are in a crunch.
For another awesome Gnocchi recipe try my Gnocchi Casserole with Ham & Cheese
Make the Alfredo Sauce
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, garlic, milk and heavy cream. Whisk the ingredients until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer as you continue to whisk. Turn off heat, and whisk in the Parmesan cheese. Add a tablespoon of the Alfredo to the beaten eggs and whisk vigorously. Now add the eggs to the saucepan whisking vigorously the entire time so that the eggs do not scramble. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
Make the Bake
Cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Typically 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta cheese, chicken, Parmesan cheese, green onions, bacon and gnocchi. Fold the ingredients together until combined.
Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the fontina and mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly. (You can also broil for the last minute or so to brown the cheese). Remove from heat.
Sprinkle bacon, parsley and shaved Parmesan on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.