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Gnocchi Mac n Cheese this comfort food casserole recipe is quick and easy to make and always a family favorite side dish.

Perfection… There are no other words to describe this delicious dish. The sauce is amazingly tasty and everything comes together in 30 minutes.


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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese -- rich, creamy, easy to make, and unbelievably good
A seriously good and easy, this gnocchi is soft, fluffy, and melts in your mouth. It’s covered in a creamy cheese sauce. For traditional Mac n cheese lovers, this recipe is sure to please!
Most importantly, I love all things Mac and cheese! And, after trying Gnocchi in Vodka Sauce at a local restaurant, I fell in love with these little potato dumplings. I decided to try two of my favorite foods together and created this Gnocchi Mac ‘n Cheese. It was a huge hit with my family!
There is something about pulling a warm, bubbling, cheesy casserole from the oven that screams comfort food. And, you can believe this casserole is cheesy!
The toasted panko topping really added that extra kick.
Homemade Gnocchi Mac and Cheese recipe is rich and creamy and very tasty!

Gnocchi Mac n Cheese

If you’re not making homemade gnocchi, I recommend getting the fresh gnocchi in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

I used pre-made gnocchi
cook according to package directions
toasting breadcrumbs
toast panko in 1 T butter or olive oil
make the cheese sauce and combine with gnocchi
gnocchi and cheese
top with toasted panko
 Gnocchi Mac and Cheese takes potato dumplings to the next level with an out of this world cheese sauce.
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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Gnocchi Mac n Cheese

Gnocchi Mac n Cheese are scrumptious fluffy potato dumplings in a decadent and creamy cheese sauce.

Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiana Reggiano
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup panko


  • Cook one package gnocchi according to package. Drain.
  • Toast panko in 1 Tablespoon melted butter until lightly browned.

Make the cheese sauce:

  • Melt 2 Tablespoon butter in a saucepan. Whisk in 1 Tablespoon flour and cook 2 minutes, do not brown. Add milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. After it comes to a boil, turn off and add cheese; stir until cheese melts. Add mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. Pour over gnocchi.
  • Sprinkle toasted panko and Parmigiana Reggiano on top and cook in at 375° oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.


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Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 693IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. My daughter (who came home from college for the weekend) was just saying she wanted some “real” mac and cheese ….. this looks even better. I am going to have to try this one (of course I have everything BUT the gnocchi)

  2. I'm slightly addicted to gnocchi right now! I don't know why I've never thought to make Mac n Cheese with it – I bet it is to die for! Pinning this to try! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

  3. You know, I'm going to have to feature this on my blog today! Congrats and thanks again for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  4. I need to try this. A friend was just telling me about Gnocchi Mac n Cheese and I was drooling. Now I'm doing it again as I look at your pictures. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by Posed Perfection for a visit soon and maybe a follow back. Have a great weekend!

  5. Gnocchi is soo good! Very clever to use them for mac and cheese!

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