Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2 lb. Gnocchi
4 T. butter
1/4 C. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 C. whole milk
3 C. grated sharp cheddar (or any combination of cheese you wish to use)
1 heaping tsp. Dijon mustard (optional)
4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley for garnish
What to do:
Cook Gnocchi according to package directions drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, sprinkle in the flour and stir until it becomes pasty, about 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and mustard, bring to a low simmer. Stir until the mixture looks thick, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the cream cheese and then the shredded cheese by the handful and stir until melted, then remove from heat. Stir in the gnocchi and toss until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm, garnished with parsley or chopped green onion.
If you find that the sauce is too thick just add a little more milk, which should thin it out for you. Also, chunks of bacon are totally out of this world in this dish!!!