Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Sally Nguyen Modified: March 25, 2022
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
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes


Cauliflower Gnocchi Recipe

Instead of the usual potatoes, this cauliflower gnocchi is a healthier version that only requires 5 ingredients and still delivers a flavor-packed dish.
50 mins


Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

If you're after a hearty and comforting meal, then you should definitely try this chicken gnocchi soup. It also comes loaded with a variety of veggies.
30 mins


Easy Gnocchi Recipe

Impress your dinner guests with this authentic Italian gnocchi recipe! It's lightly seasoned, but perfectly flavored to give everyone a hearty meal.
50 mins

Pan-Fry & Skillet

Spinach and Sausage Gnocchi with Sage Recipe

Spinach and Sausage Gnocchi with Sage is a quick and easy dinner that is filled with sausage, gnocchi, diced tomatoes, spinach, spices, and sage. This is a flavorful and comforting meal!
35 mins


Chicken Gnocchi in Pesto Sauce Recipe

Take a gander at this savory meal of chicken and gnocchi. It comes with rich flavors of pesto and Italian seasoning, bringing a new twist to your usual gnocchi dish.

25 mins


Cheesy Broccoli Gnocchi Recipe

Whip up a delicious veggie meal of cheesy broccoli gnocchi, loaded with peas, runner beans, and tender gnocchi pieces, for a tasty midweek meal!
20 mins


Baked Gnocchi Recipe

Enjoy a tender and filling bite of this baked gnocchi, cooked in a rich marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella, and all made in just 20 minutes!
20 mins

BBQ & Grilled

Grilled Sausage Gnocchi Pasta Recipe

Chewy gnocchi pasta is partnered with the smoky and slightly spicy grilled Italian sausage for this outrageously flavorful meal. It's easy to make as well.
15 mins


Gnocchi Casserole Recipe

This gnocchi casserole comes with a flavorful creamy tomato sauce and is baked to perfection. Cook up a tasty batch of this in just under an hour.
37 mins

Pan-Fry & Skillet

Sausage Tomato Gnocchi Recipe

Sausage Tomato Gnocchi is a flavorful tomato sauce with miniature sausage "meatballs" served over gnocchi. A quick and easy meal that the family will all go crazy for!
35 mins

Leave a comment

Replying to