Gnocchi Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese with Bacon is quite possibly the ultimate comfort food! Pillowy gnocchi swim in a luxurious cheese sauce infused by the smoky flavor of crumbled bacon!
Servings: 6 servings
- 3 pounds gnocchi
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- salt as needed
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 1/2 cups Provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
Add butter to pot and heat over medium-low until melted. Slowly add flour, mixing continuously until the flour mixture turns light blond, about six minutes.
Gradually add milk until fully incorporated, then add cheese in batches until all cheese has melted into the sauce. Taste for salt and pepper, adding more as needed.
While making the sauce boil a separate pot of water and cook the gnocchi in batches, removing them from the water once they float.
Add gnocchi to the cheese sauce along with crumbled bacon and mix to combine.
This is best enjoyed the same day. Most homemade mac and cheese recipes don't reheat well, as the cheese sauce separates when reheating. If you do wish to make this to be reheated I recommend added 1/4 cup of Velveeta cheese to the sauce to help it hold together when reheating.
The cheese sauce will thicken the longer it cooks. If it becomes too thick stir in a splash of milk until it reaches the desired consistency. If it become too thin, cook it down a few minutes longer.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will also want to check out my Baked Gnocchi and Sausage recipe too.