Always on the look out for some new way to pair cheese with some kind of pasta, I was excited to make Gnocchi Mac and Cheese. I was nervous about the cheeses included. They are cheeses (besides parm) that I have never had before. I don’t like strong cheeses, really, but the picture looked sooooo good!
Sauce ready. The recipe says medium heat, but that was way too hot for my pans. I should have gone medium low. See those black marks? That’s the garlic. A moment of silence for the poor garlic. I also forgot to add the salt and pepper. I don’t think the salt was missed, but the pepper might have been a nice touch.
….it doesn’t look like the picture I saw. This may be because I added too much cheese. Possibly because of the half and half? I don’t know, but it was really oily. Did I eat it still? You betcha!
I ate it with the Spicy Chicken from the last post. It was REALLY rich, but good. I think I will have to be more careful about the cheese next time. I will probably also pair one of the stronger cheeses with mozzarella or another mild cheese. I will tell you, if you don’t have a place that will cut the cheese (HA!) into smaller chunks, this recipe WILL be pricey. I don’t know if it is worth it. It is good, I will give you that, but what do I do with the rest of the expensive cheeses I bought? It is a really good idea, though. And I want to make it again, just in a more affordable way.