Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

For girls night a few weeks ago, my friends and I decided to make this delicious Gnocchi Mac & Cheese recipe, with a few adjustments. One of my friends is vegetarian so we opted out of using the pancetta. This recipe is a favourite of mine, it was my second time making it and it never ceases to amaze me how delicious each bite is. I like the idea of using gnocchi instead of macaroni, for a twist on an old classic. 

 After the gnocchi is cooked, add the cheese = melted goodness

After the gnocchi is cooked, add the cheese = melted goodness

Recipe from Tastemade (I love watching their videos to get inspired)

  • 1 package of gnocchi
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook gnocchi to al dente, drain and set aside. In a pot melt butter and whisk in flour. Slowly add the milk and cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add garlic, shredded cheddar and gruyere cheese, stir until melted. Add the gnocchi and stir till well combined and remove from heat. In a bowl mix together panko, parsley, parmesan and olive oil for the topping. In an oven safe dish, pour the gnocchi in and top off with the topping. Bake for 10-15 minutes until browned and enjoy! 

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 Ready to eat! We had a delicious green salad on the side, to balance out all the cheese we consumed

Ready to eat! We had a delicious green salad on the side, to balance out all the cheese we consumed