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Blue casserole with gnocchi mac and cheese garnished with parsley
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

An Italian spin on a classic, this easy gnocchi mac and cheese recipe with fontina and gruyere cheese is easy to execute and perfect for a weeknight dinner. 

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Florentina
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 1 c fontina cheese grated
  • 1/2 c gruyere cheese grated
  • 1/4 c parmigiano reggianno cheese grated
  • 1 c whole milk organic
  • 2 tbsp organic butter salted
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1/c c Italian parsley roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper + more to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt it well and add the gnocchi. Cook until they float to the top or according to the package directions. Drain in a collander and drizzle with a little olive oil.

  2. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the garlic. Quickly whisk it around for a few seconds then whisk in the flour until combined. 

  3. Start adding the warm milk and keep whisking until thickened, a couple minutes.

  4. Add the fontina, gruyere and parmesan cheese to the sauce and mix till combined and the sauce is thick. Taste and adjust seasonings at this point.

  5. Stir in the cooked gnocchi and transfer everything to a lightly buttered broiler proof casserole. ( add the crab or chicken at this point if using it)

  6. Sprinkle with the panko bread crumbs and place under the broiler flames until golden on top. 

  7. Garnish with the parsley and serve with freshly cracked black pepper on top. 

Nutrition Facts
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 881mg38%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 514mg51%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.