French Onion Gnocchi

French Onion Gnocchi

French Onion Gnocchi—an ideal choice for those moments when you crave a meal that wraps you in warmth. This dish, enriched with the decadence of French onion goodness, is like a culinary hug for your senses. Enjoy the fusion of rich flavours and textures in every bite.


2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Glasses & Grapes Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 pounds onions, sliced
Pinch of sugar
3 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons thyme leaves, divided
2 tablespoons whiskey
1 cup beer
2 cups beef stock
Zest of 1/2 lemon
700 grams store-bought gnocchi (or homemade if you’re feeling ambitious!)
3 cups grated Stonetown - Grand Trunk cheese (very similar to Gruyere but better and available at G&G ;)
Maldon Sea salt and cracked black pepper.


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil. Add sliced onions, season with salt, and cook while stirring frequently until softened and beginning to caramelize, approximately 35 - 40 minutes. Patience is key, but the rich flavours make it worthwhile. Incorporate sugar, minced garlic, and 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme, cooking for an additional 2 minutes. Introduce whiskey and cook until nearly entirely evaporated. Pour in the beer and simmer until reduced by half. Add the beef stock, lemon zest, another pinch of salt, and bring to a simmer. Transfer the mixture to the preheated oven, allowing it to slightly reduce for approximately 30 minutes. Remove and increase the temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Stir the gnocchi into the onion mixture, then generously top with cheese and the remaining thyme leaves. Return to the oven and cook until the cheese achieves a golden, melted perfection, and the gnocchi is thoroughly cooked.