Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Sally Published: December 11, 2020 Modified: June 21, 2021
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Turn your favorite mac and cheese dish into something more elegant by using gnocchi pasta! It’s rich, creamy, and tastes just as flavorsome.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2lbsDeLallo mini potato gnocchi,or 3 12-oz packages DeLallo gluten-free potato and rice gnocchi
  • 3tbspcornstarch
  • 1cupvegetable stock,or chicken
  • 2tbspbutter,or DeLallo extra virgin olive oil
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1cupmilk,warmed
  • cupsfontina cheese,freshly-grated
  • 1cupsharp cheddar cheese,freshly-grated
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,freshly-grated
  • ½tspsalt,or more to taste
  • ¼tspblack pepper,finely-ground, or more to taste
  • fresh parsley,or basil, finely-chopped, extra Parmesan cheese, optional toppings


  1. Cook the gnocchi in a large stockpot of generously-salted boiling water according to package instructions.  Drain and set aside.

  2. Begin by whisking the cornstarch and the room temperature vegetable stock together in a small bowl until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Set aside.

  3. Heat butter or olive oil in a large saucepan or sauté pan over medium heat.

  4. Add the garlic, then sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.

  5. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, then whisk until combined.

  6. Add in the milk, then whisk until combined.

  7. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture reaches a low boil.

  8. Remove from heat, then stir in the fontina cheese, Parmesan cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese until they are melted and smooth. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.

  9. Combine the cooked gnocchi and cheese sauce in the large stockpot, then toss together until the gnocchi are evenly coated.

  10. Serve warm, topped with fresh parsley or other toppings, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 546.26kcal
  • Fat: 25.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.50g
  • Fiber: 3.53g
  • Sugar: 3.66g
  • Protein: 25.13g
  • Cholesterol: 106.25mg
  • Sodium: 850.17mg
  • Calcium: 525.30mg
  • Potassium: 626.30mg
  • Iron: 3.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 233.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.67mg
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