This ultra creamy gnocchi macaroni and cheese recipe with peas is comfort food ready in less than 15 minutes!
I have been wanting to try gnocchi for months now.
I keep seeing it everywhere and was so intrigued by these pillowy clouds of not-quite pasta that seemed so versatile and popular among the food community.
Last week I finally remembered to buy some gnocchi (I like Delallo brand) and got to work deciding how I would cook it.
Since gnocchi is such a rich comfort food, I would try it in replacement of one of my favorite recipes – macaroni and cheese.
Mac and cheese is the quintessential comfort food in my book. I love adding peas like in this recipe, so I threw some in this time as well.
The #1 awesome thing about gnocchi (in my opinion) is that it cooks in less than 5 minutes. (!!!)
This whole dish was ready from start to finish in just 15 minutes, making it just as fast as boxed macaroni and cheese but much more delicious.
I used half sharp cheddar cheese and half parmesan cheese and we loved the blend of flavors.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I took the first bite, but I LOVE gnocchi!
While it is hard to describe the taste to someone that hasn’t had it, I would describe it as tasting like a hybrid between the texture of noodles with the slight taste of mashed potatoes (but in a really good way.)
Sound weird? Trust me it’s not!
I added in some frozen peas to make myself feel like we were getting a few veggies in, but this recipe is definitely a comfort food.
It’s indulgent, cheesy, creamy, and downright heavenly.
I was surprised how quickly I was full and only had a small bowl full.
If you haven’t tried gnocchi yet, you should!
I’m brainstorming more ways to use gnocchi now, let me know if you have a favorite recipe in the comments below!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 787 Total Fat: 49g Saturated Fat: 28g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 161mg Sodium: 1955mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Protein: 37g