Monday, October 29, 2012

Gnocchi 'n Cheese

There are some things in life that just don't need any messing around with.  They require no improvement.  Like apple pie.  Perfect just the way it is.
And then there are other things that you think couldn't get any better (like s'mores) but then you do something crazy (like make it with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup instead of Hershey's milk chocolate) and it blows your mind.
So when I first saw a recipe for Gnocchi 'n Cheese, I was skeptical.  I mean, macaroni and cheese is kind of the picture of perfection.  Then I tried it for myself.  Not that I won't still make the traditional comfort food, but this recipe is worth stepping out of the box for.

1 package gnocchi (~1 lb.)
2 Tbsp. corn starch
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 c. milk
2 Tbsp. butter
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
bread crumbs

1.  Rinse gnocchi, set aside.

2.  In a medium saucepan, combine corn starch, salt and pepper.  Stir in milk.

3.  Add butter, stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute.  Remove from heat.

4.  Stir in 1 3/4 c. cheese until melted.  Add gnocchi.

5.  Pour into greased 2 quart casserole dish.  Sprinkle with reserved cheese and bread crumbs.  Bake at 375˚ for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

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