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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Creamy cheese sauce poured on soft ricotta gnocchi.  Perfect!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gnocchi, gnocchi mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 465kcal


  • 1 pound gnocchi homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour all purpose
  • 2 cups almond milk or other milk or cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Boil 4 cups of salted water and add the gnocchi, once the gnocchi comes to the surface of the water, it is done.  Fish them out with a strainer as they float.  Put gnocchi in medium baking dish and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Heat a sauce pan on medium low heat and add butter.  Once it melts, add flour and whisk until it turns to paste
  • Add milk and whisk until combined
  • Add cheeses and salt and whisk as it melts and thickens (around 5 minutes)
  • Pour cheese sauce on gnocchi and mix together.  Cover baking dish and bake for 20 minutes
  • Plate
  • Eat
  • Enjoy


Tips for making Gnocchi Mac and Cheese:
  1. You can make the ricotta gnocchi days in advance and freeze it until you are ready
  2. Frozen gnocchi is just as yummy as fresh gnocchi
  3. Use two types of cheese for a more intricate tasting sauce
  4. Buy block cheese and grate your own, it's so much better than pre-shredded
  5. Don't use high heat to melt the cheese, slow and steady wins the race


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Calcium: 571mg | Iron: 3.8mg