Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Macaroni gets an upgrade with gnocchi in this cheesy baked dish.

Serves: 8Prep: 25 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 packages (16-oz.) gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter or spray a 2-quart casserole dish; set aside. Mix together panko, butter and parsley; set aside.
  • Cook gnocchi according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  • In a 4-quart sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter; whisk in flour, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes stirring constantly. Slowly add milk while whisking constantly until smooth. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened. Remove from the heat and add cheeses; stir until melted and smooth.
  • Add gnocchi to cheese sauce; stir gently to coat. Pour into prepared dish; top with panko mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and starting to brown.