Baked Gnocchi Casserole (GF)

Altering A Delicious Gnocchi Recipe to Be Gluten-Free…(If Needed)

Hello again, my friends!

Today we’re taking a look at a recipe that absolutely qualifies as comfort food that is so incredibly easy to make during the week. The recipe that I used for this review is not listed as gluten-free, but it does not take much to alter this to be a gluten-free compliant recipe. It’s brilliant, actually.

The recipe we’re checking out today is for a Baked Gnocchi Casserole.

The recipe is by EveryDay Dishes and the recipe can be found right -> here!

What You’ll Need…

Prepping gnocchi casserole

The best part about this recipe for me is that it includes most of the things you’ll already have in your pantry. This means no extra grocery trips or orders for you during a busy week. This is also a great meal idea to use up any leftover veggies. This recipe calls for fresh gnocchi, broccoli, milk, bacon, cheese, butter, flour, and typical spices you should have in your pantry, I assume.

To make this gluten-free, please be sure to use gluten-free flour. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free flour, which I use for all recipes that call for all-purpose flour. Frankly, I don’t taste a difference at all. Oh, and gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, too! Gluten-Free cooking has really come a long way. So, if you’re new to this lifestyle, don’t worry because there are so many alternatives now that you don’t have to seek out gluten-free specific recipes. I will absolutely be featuring all recipes on my blog now with my gluten-free recommendations.

For the gnocchi, you can find fresh gnocchi at the grocery store with no problem these days. I ended up buying frozen cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s (pssst, it’s gluten-free). It’s delicious and I used it for many dishes. Because this gnocchi is frozen and not fresh, I cook it in the cast iron before combining it with the rest of the ingredients.

Cook up the gnocchi for a few minutes using some of that leftover bacon grease and you’ll be ready to assemble all the ingredients in the cast iron.

Cooking the frozen gnocchi

We Need to Talk About The Cheese Sauce…

I recently made a dish that didn’t have the best recipe for a cheese sauce, but holy smokes this one was good. Let me tell you why. First of all, this is where the gluten-free flour comes in (if you need this to be GF, otherwise just keep following the recipe). The seasonings and Worcestershire sauce really blow me away. And of course–the white cheddar. Not going to lie, I did add some leftover yellow cheddar cheese that I needed to finish up. Combined with that thick sauce, you’re left with cheesy perfection that isn’t bland or clumpy. It’s perfectly smooth, well-seasoned, and cheesy! Just how a cheese sauce should be!

If you’re wary about trying a homemade cheese sauce, you will NOT be disappointed by this one. Do yourself a favor though–throw in that extra cheese. You’re already there…just do it. 😉

Grey’s Grade: 5/5

Overall, this recipe is a home run. I’ll be honest that I made this for dinner during the week and my husband was coming home from work a little later. Normally, I wait for him to come back home so we can eat together, but when all I could smell was bacon, roasted broccoli, and CHEESE SAUCE–I had to have a few bites. Only a few. But I was in heaven!

This is such a great comfort meal that requires so little effort. It comes together insanely quickly and leaves you feeling like you’ve been given the warmest hug. Granted, you’ll need to take a nap afterward because comfort does sit a little heavy on the tummy, but it’s a great treat turning the week. Certainly not something you have every day of the week.

So, if you’re looking for something quick, easy, and incredibly yummy, then I give this recipe a solid 5/5.

I hope you enjoyed this review and look at gluten-free cooking as not incredibly limiting. 10 years ago, I can say it was quite different, but now I love cooking even more because I feel no limitations in finding recipes, but it sure is fun to try these different alternatives.

Anywho, my friends, happy cooking!!

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