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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

gnocchi mac and cheese Entree
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

This grown-up version of your childhood favorite is irresistibly cheesy—exactly how mac and cheese should be, but we took it up a notch (duh!) with creamy pockets of mashed potatoes stirred into the creamy sauce and a buttered bread crumb topping to make this genius gnocchi-style casserole. MORE+ LESS-

July 19, 2018

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
2
packages (16 oz each) uncooked gnocchi
1
cup milk
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup shredded fontina cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded white Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Stir in bread crumbs; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • 3
    Cook and drain gnocchi as directed on package. Meanwhile, in 2-cup glass measuring cup, mix milk and whipping cream. In 4-quart or larger Dutch oven, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Add garlic; cook about 30 seconds, stirring frequently. With whisk, stir in flour and salt until smooth. Increase heat to medium; cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; reduce heat to medium. Stir in fontina, Cheddar and 1/4 cup of the shredded Parmesan. Cook until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir gnocchi into cheese sauce. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan over pasta mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • For a different flavor, try all fontina or all white Cheddar cheese with the Parmesan in this recipe.
  • Premade gnocchi can be found in the pasta section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
3g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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