Friday, February 17, 2012

Mozzarella Gnocchi

This dish is yummy and satisfying – like a pasta free mac & cheese.
It’s also very versatile.  When I made this, I didn’t have any mozzarella cheese, so I used Havarti and it was still very good.
P10 says to go easy on the potatoes, but when I found the gnocchi in the pantry, it started begging me (in Italian, no less) to be my dinner – how could I resist?
This recipe would be good for Stages 2 or 3.

NEW NOTE - I didn't think at the time I originally posted this that gnocchi is made with potatoes and flour (duh).  So you might want to carefully check the ingredients in the gnocchi you buy or make your own.  My apologies!
Mozzarella Gnocchi
Serves 2-4            
Butter for greasing the pan
1 lb package of potato gnocchi
3/4 cup heavy cream (I used half and half)
8 oz firm mozzarella cheese, grated or chopped
salt and pepper - garlic salt is good in this dish

Preheat the broiler and butter a large shallow baking dish (like a 9x13 pan)
Bring a pot of boiling salted water to a boil and cook the gnocchi for about 3 minutes, or until they start to float.
Drain the gnocchi and put into the baking dish.
Season the cream with salt and pepper and drizzle over the gnocchi.  Evenly spread the cheese on top and cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the top is browned and bubbling.
This is lovely served nice and hot but I noticed that if you let it cool, it will firm up a bit.

So what do you think?  About 1 serving vegetable and 1 serving fat and dairy per 1/2 cup?


  1. Joley, made this night w/ the vegetable lasagna. AMAZING! I added some garlic powder and parsley for more flavor. Big hit. Thank you for taking on this project :)

  2. I'm so glad others are enjoying this as much as I am! Feel free to let me know if there are any certain types of recipes you'd like to see. Thanks.

  3. Are gnocchi made entirely from potatoes? What brand are you using? The ones I have seen usually have some kind of other flour in them too. Love you blog!

  4. Oh my. You are absolutely right and I totally missed the fact that gnocchi are typically potatoes with flour mixed in. I am so sorry! I saw this recipe and I happened to have a pack of gnocchi that I bought before P10 and just wanted to try the recipe. I've always wanted to make my own gnocchi but never had time. Should I take this recipe down? For now, I'll at least take the Stage 1 category off of it and my apologies for not paying better attention.