Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Headed to a Friendsgiving this year? Get ready to be the most popular person at the table 鈥 we鈥檙e showing you how to whip up a fancy AF Gnocchi Mac + Cheese. This side dish is loaded with THREE kinds of cheese and will make every carb lover give thanks. Read on for the recipe!

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac + Cheese Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups fresh potato gnocchi (we used 3 12-ounce packages)
  • 10 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated fontina cheese
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • fresh fruit

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Cook gnocchi for 1-2 minutes, just until they float to the top of the pot. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat 6 tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add whole milk and heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in a few sprigs of thyme and salt and pepper. Add gruyere, fontina and 1 1/2 cups of Parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat until melted and sauce has thickened.

3. Remove from heat and fold the gnocchi into the cheese sauce. In a small bowl, combine panko, 4 tablespoons melted butter, remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and a few sprigs of thyme. Stir to combine.

4. Pour gnocchi into a greased cast-iron skillet. Top with panko mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Enjoy!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Cook gnocchi for 1-2 minutes, just until they float to the top of the pot. Drain and set aside. Heat six tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add whole milk and heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in a few sprigs of thyme and salt and pepper.

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Add gruyere, fontina and one and a half cups of Parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat until melted and sauce has thickened.

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Cheesy, gooey, creamy鈥 YUM.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Remove from heat and fold the gnocchi into the cheese sauce.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

In a small bowl, combine panko, four tablespoons melted butter, remaining half cup Parmesan and a few sprigs of thyme. Stir to combine.

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Pour gnocchi into a greased cast-iron skillet. Top with panko mixture.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ready for the oven!

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Next. Level. Right?!

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

We guarantee you鈥檙e gonna win Friendsgiving with this one.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Spoon this bad boy up and you鈥檙e good to go.

Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

Recipe Development and Food Styling: Francesca Bean

Styling: Hayley Bramble

Photography: Chris Andre

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