Friday, July 15, 2011

Gnocchi Mac n'cheese

How on earth did I not think of this before?! Seriously, if there is a Mac and Cheese guru, it is me. I have a major obsession (confession: even with boxed mac and cheese!) with this comfort food. I have tons of recipes if you click here, you can try them all! I think in the future I will do a tutorial on mac and cheese. They beauty is you can completely change the flavor just by switching up your cheese choice. Yum Yum. This particular meal was so amazing. You can purchase gnocchi at any major grocery store in the pasta isle. Try it if you never have before, you are really missing out.

Gnocchi Mac n' Cheese
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1 pound purchased or homemade gnocchi
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
¼ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded montarrey jack cheese
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Drain.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in flour until it thickens and bubbles, then whisk in milk and mustard. Continue to whisk mixture and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Combine cheeses, then add by the handful to milk mixture, stirring until melted before adding the next handful. Once all cheese is melted, season sauce with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over gnocchi and sprinkle with additional parmesan over top.

Recipe adapted from
Serves 2.

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