3 Cheese Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Easy. Peasy. And, yes, cheesy. (Sorry, had to go there. The rhyme was just too tempting.) This 3 Cheese Gnocchi Mac & Cheese is straight-up comfort food at it’s best. 

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Two of my favorite things, both equally indulgent, in one fantastic dish? Yes, please!

Fluffy potato gnocchi basking in a rich, creamy cheese sauce worthy of gracing the plate of even the haughtiest of Mac & Cheese snobs?

Fill ‘er up, and I’m already calling dibs on seconds.

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It’s awe-inspiring.

Has my kitchen ever churned out such a fine bowl of creamy comfort before? And The taste!

Fluffy potato gnocchi are bathed in a thick creamy cheese sauce all piled high in a white bowl on a black back ground with a fork to the side and a sprinkle or parsley leaves on top.

There’s just a small price to pay for a few decadent cheeses. And some calories.

Don’t like fontina? There are several other cheeses that go great in this recipe: gouda, colby jack, smoked provolone, even mozzarella- just to name a few. Make the three cheese combination your own! You really can’t go wrong when it comes to cheese.

But the finished product absolutely pales in comparison.

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Grab a spoon, grab a fork, grab whatever’s handy and dig into a cheesy bowl full of this amazing 3 cheese gnocchi mac and cheese. Self love is one of the most important forms of love, and that includes your diet.

You can enjoy your gnocchi mac and cheese, guilt free, just apply the rules of portion control. Hard as that may be with this recipe!

Dig in for a quick and easy pick me up on cold days, bad days, or just days when you want to treat yourself to a hearty bowl of creamy cheesy comfort in a simple dish.

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3 Cheese Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

A hearty bowl of creamy, cheesy comfort food that's as quick and easy to make as it is satisfying to enjoy.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 688kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 16 oz pkgs potato gnocchi
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup half and half or milk (warmed)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • finely-chopped fresh parsley or basil for topping

Instructions

  • Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • While the gnocchi cooks, get started on the cheese sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and the broth until evenly combined and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the butter over medium heat. Add in the garlic and saute, stirring constantly, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, and whisk until combined and a roux has formed. Slowly stir in the milk a little bit at a time, and whisk until combined.
  • Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture reaches a low boil. Then remove from heat, and stir in the cheeses until they too are melted and the cheese sauce is smooth. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste, if desired, and remove from heat.
  • Transfer the cooked gnocchi to the cheese sauce stirring until they're completely coated. Serve immediately, with a sprinkle of finely chopped, fresh basil and/or parsley and a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Nutrition

Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1429mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 675mg | Iron: 5mg

Pictures Updated 8/18/16

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11 thoughts on “3 Cheese Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

  1. Welcome to Fiesta Friday and thanks so much for bringing your 3 Cheese Gnocchi Macaroni and cheese to the Fiesta. I know everyone will love this slight twist to the regular mac n’ cheese. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    1. We like ours on the soupier side, but you’re right– you could easily add more gnocchi with no problems. I’m so glad you liked it, Christine!

  2. This was good! Putting it in the rotation for family dinners as a side dish. I minced four medium sized cloves of garlic. Might be a little too much (not for me) as there was a pronounced garlic flavor. Cheese was creamy. Making it requires patience and constant attention.

    1. For me, it’s so rich- I tend to serve it as a main meal with a side of lettuce (hoping for some redeeming quality, lol). You can never go wrong with extra garlic, especially fresh! So glad you liked it, Barry. I hope you find many more things here you enjoy just as much 🙂

  3. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and stumbled upon this recipe after searching for what I can do with my gluten-free gnocchi. This looks amazing and reminds me of a German dish called Käsespätzle that I love. Glad I don’t have to make any modifications to it to stay gluten free. Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Thanks!! We reheat it on the stove top. The sauce will thicken up substantially in the fridge, so I add a splash of cream so it doesn’t scorch. I’ve also found the gnocchi holds up much better than pasta when reheating!

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