I use my own homemade meat sauce. Recipe ID: 794159
Gnocchi of your choosing
I use this recipe - Recipe ID: 223956
Easy melting cheese
a lot is delicious
After boiling the gnocchi, place it on a tray covered in plastic wrap. If you have any leftover gnocchi, you can store them in the freezer.
Make the white sauce: Melt the butter in a pot and add the sliced onion. Cook until transparent, then add the cake flour and mix.
Add the milk a little at a time to avoid clumping. Be sure to mix with a wooden spatula each time.
Once you've added all the milk, boil until it simmers while mixing. Once it comes to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Baking: Lightly butter a heat-resistant dish, then layer the gnocchi and meat sauce in that order. Top with the white sauce and the cheese last.
Using the same method as when making a gratin, bake it in the oven until golden brown. I bake it at 250℃ or higher, on the top rack for 20 minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried making this when I had a little meat sauce left over, and it was very well received. Since my friends rated it highly, I decided to publish this recipe.
It's a bit of work, but if you do the prep beforehand (say the day before) and then just bake it later, it's great for serving guests, or making for dinner when you don't have a lot of time. For the gnocchi, if you use sweet potatoes for half of the potato content, it takes on a slight sweetness, which is delicious.