Recipe Monday–Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 16-oz package of gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon is a good one!)
  • 4 oz Fontina cheese (grated)
  • 4 oz Gruyere cheese (grated)
  • 4 oz Gouda cheese (grated)
  • 4 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated)
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1/2 C breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • Basil for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F & bring large pot of water to boil on stovetop.
  2. Spray shallow baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Once pot has began to boil, cook gnocchi according to packaged directions. When gnocchi is cooked, they will float to the top of the pot.
  4. Drain gnocchi and spread in a single layer across the baking dish.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and garlic until garlic is fragrant.
  6. Whisk in flour until it becomes thick and bubbles. Add milk and dijon and continue to whisk for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Slowly add handfuls of the cheeses while whisking.
  8. Once cheese is completely melted, season with salt and pepper. Pour cheese mixture over gnocchi and bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until top is a light golden brown.
  10. Fry basil and pat dry. Use to garnish.
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