Cauliflower & Gnocchi Mac N Cheese

This cauliflower “mac” n cheese by Love and Zest is made with tiny pillows of chewy gnocchi, a potato-based dumpling, instead of macaroni. Baked to perfection in its cheesy goodness, have a bowl of “mac” n cheese, and eat your veggies, too!

Dinner Done Quick and Healthy: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe


under 60 mins
dinner lunch cheese-recipe

Ingredients for servings

    Cauliflower & Gnocchi Mac N Cheese

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 3 cups, broken into florets

  • mini gnocchi

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1.5 cup milk

  • cheddar cheese shredded

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 0.25 cup panko breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C)

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add cauliflower, then gnocchi. Cook until gnocchi float to the top.

  • Drain cauliflower and gnocchi in a colander, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  • In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt butter and stir in garlic. Cook until aromatic.

  • Whisk in flour, then slowly whisk in the milk. Bring sauce to a low boil to thicken.

  • Whisk in flour, then slowly whisk in the milk. Bring sauce to a low boil to thicken.

  • Stir in cheddar cheese until melted, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Place gnocchi and cauliflower in a baking dish, and coat with cheese mixture.

  • Top with breadcrumbs, and drizzle or mist with olive oil or cooking spray.

  • Bake 20 minutes, or until mac and cheese is bubbly and topping is browned.

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