Cheesy Gnocchi Bake

This recipe was a result ofย pinterest browsing.

I saw a few versions of this around the interwebs, and obviously wanted to make my own because I’m so creative I’m too cheap to buy all the ingredients that the recipes I found called for.

I figured a recipe involving potato, cheese, and pasta couldn’t really go wrong.

Cheesy Gnocchi Bake

  • 1 lb frozen gnocchi (I guess you could make it from scratch if you’re fancy)
  • 2 tbsp butter (go with real butter on this)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup ย almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 shredded cheese (I used an italian blend of parmesan, romano and asiago, but you could use anything from cheddar to mozzarella)
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

Prepare the gnocchi according to the package (boil til it floats!) then set in a strainer. While that’s cooking, heat the butter in a sauce pan until melted and then whisk in the garlic, flour, milk and mustard. You’ll need to cook it on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until it gets thick. Then stir in the 1/2 cup shredded cheese. It’ll make a very thick sauce. You can add a little milk to thin if you need to. Then spread your gnocchi in a 9×9 pan, and cover in cheese sauce. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

It should be golden and delicious. Slightly crispy on the top, but soft and chewy on the inside.

And it’s kind of amazing.

Yeah, yeah, it’s not low calories. But everyone needs a good comfort food now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰

As for the weekend, I was fairly lazy on Friday recovering from the flu, Saturday was spent wasted trying to figure out new brakes/tires for my car, but Saturday ended on a good note, with Stephanie & Brittany, ignoring the Super Bowl in favor of hot sauce tasting in the kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s your favorite comfort food?


  1. Dude pinterest has the best recipes!!! I’m constantly finding ones I want to make…except I usually forget about them and never get around to it haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Ahh Pinterest seriously has the greatest recipes ever… well I mean the best place to fidn them ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean wow what a recipe here! My favorite comfort food is grilled cheese and tomato soup… it’s been a long time since I have had the combo, but I know I enjoy it!

  3. A grilled cheese sandwich + tomato soup instantly comes to mind, mac & cheese, and PBJ sandwiches (on white bread). Mmmm

  4. oh my gosh! Definete comfort ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow this looks amazing! Why haven’t I gotten a pinterest account yet!?

  6. Wow, that’s totally worth those extra calories. YUM!

  7. One of my favorite comfort foods would be chocolate. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Gnocchi…yum!

  9. Hi I’m a new reader of your blog. Just wanted to say that that recipe looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see more. Who can say no to comfort food when it looks like that!

  10. I think I may need to try this! I’m not a big fan of gnocchi, but anything with cheese is usually amazing. It looks delish in the picture!

  11. Oh my….yum! I would totally make this since I’m sort of obsessed with mac/cheese type meals. Definitely a comfort food. Pasta usually heads up the comfort food category.

  12. YKYAFW = you know you’e a foodie when? hahaha re: hot sauce tasting during the superbowl.

    p.s. i was afraid to take my contact out with my tasting finger last night for fear of an eye burning situation, esp since my finger tingled for a solid hour after touching that hot sauce hah!

    that gnocchi looks amazinggggg, love it! oh yea, and i’ll be enjoying some of your leftover hummus for dinner tonight, thnxxxx girl ๐Ÿ˜‰ happy monday!

  13. Wow—this looks yummy! My fave comfort food is definitely mac and cheese…

  14. Oh that looks and sounds so good!! I have a gazillion recipes that I want to try. I think pinterest has a conspiracy to make me go broke one day buying food items to cook with….lol!

  15. Enchiladas. My mom used to make them with lots of cheese and olives and I still love them today. You really can’t go wrong with Mexican food, I never tire of it.

  16. Pinterest is spoon awesome and addictive! My comfort food would be a huge plate of spaghetti with lots of cheesy garlic bread. My sweet comfort food is…ice cream!!! I satisfy my sweet comfort food everyday :/ Good thing I’m also addicted to running.

  17. My favorite comfort food is chicken (or veggie) potpie. I submitted a request for Pinterest but am waiting for an invitation. However I’m afraid I’ll waste hours there looking at food and other stuff!

  18. Gnocchi is actually one of my ultimate comfort foods. I haven’t tried it in a bake/casserole/thing yet, so perhaps I need to add this recipe to my to-make list.

  19. you gotta make me this!! when I come visit!

  20. Ugh, I have not logged into my pineterest since I signed up…strange, I have no idea how to use it!

    this looks amazing and I could eat it all now…at 11am…seriously!


  21. Looks delicious! I love inspiring Pinterest can be!

  22. Am I the only one who has never looked on pinterest for recipes?!?! Why have I not this looks too good!

  23. Mmm, this looks delicious! My favourite comfort food is probably either pasta or chocolate… its a toss up between the two! Maybe I could invent some kind of chocolate pasta?!

  24. I love all things gnocchi…This looks amazing!!

    My comfort food? Homemade mac and cheese and lasagna! AWESOME!

  25. I love who vibrant and green your smoothie is!! I generally don’t use ice when making smoothies…I think I am going to try this out though…It’s hard to resist such a beautiful green drink!!

    When I first started losing weight, vita muffins were a LIFESAVER when I craved chocolate…And the fiber content was just wacky!!

  26. I have had gnocchi on the brain too, but itching to try sweet potato gnocchi myself.
    all time fav comfort food is definitely hashbrown casserole with sunny side egg on top and a big mug of hot chocolate!

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