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Parma Ham Bake

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A wonderful dish using Italian potato Gnocchi, Mascarpone cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and Parma ham. One of our favourite dishes. Great served with home made garlic bread and Italian salad leaves.


Serves: 6

  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped and crushed - or however much or as little as you like)
  • butter (for sautéing garlic and onion)
  • oil (for sautéing garlic and onion)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste
  • fresh tarragon (fresh, or more or less if you prefer)
  • 1 tub mascarpone cheese
  • white breadcrumbs (fresh, about 4 rounds of bread)
  • 1 packet gnocchi
  • 5 slices parma ham
  • mozzarella (for the topping)


Parma Ham Bake is a community recipe submitted by Louboo and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Bring a pan of water to boil and add dried Gnocchi. Wait for the dumplings to rise to the surface of the water and then turn heat off and drain. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and onion in heavy based saucepan. Add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add tinned tomatoes and 3 tbsp of sun-dried tomato paste and fresh tarragon. Let simmer for 5 mins or so and then add tub of mascarpone cheese.Stir until cheese has melted and you a salmon pink emulsion.
  • Add fresh breadcrumbs and combine. Add gnocchi and mix until equally distributed through the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a rectangular oven dish and place the slices of Parma ham over the top.
  • Place slices of mozzarella over the top of the ham and place in a hot oven for about 30 - 40 mins or until the cheese is melted and bubbling/golden. Serve with garlic bread and Italian salad leaves.
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