Baked Gnocchi Mac & Cheese


Some call pancetta the “Italian bacon” – but the flavor is so richly different, it’s a comparison you’ll forget at first taste. The secret to our pancetta is the preparation. We rub each ham with spices, then marinate and age it for a one-of-a-kind, savory-sweet flavor.

Hard Salami

Hard Salami

Our hard salami achieves its soft, smoky flavor and earthy tones thanks to slow aging and a classic recipe from the Fiorucci family. Seasoned with pepper and smoke.

Baked Gnocchi Mac & Cheese


Nonstick cooking spray

2 packages (16 ounces each) potato gnocchi

1 package (4 ounces) Fiorucci® Diced Pancetta

½ (4-ounce) package sliced Fiorucci® Hard Salami, chopped

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2½ cups whole milk

2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage plus additional for garnish

2 cups shredded provolone cheese

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Prep: 15 minutes Cook/Broil: 20 minutes


Step 1

Place oven rack 8 inches from source of heat; spray 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare gnocchi as label directs; drain, return to saucepot and cover.

Step 2

In large skillet, cook pancetta and salami over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring frequently.

Step 3

In large saucepot, melt butter over medium heat; add flour and cook 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Add milk and sage; heat to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until smooth and thickened. Gradually whisk in cheese, whisking until smooth and creamy; remove from heat. Fold in pancetta mixture and gnocchi; transfer to prepared dish. Makes about 8 cups.

Step 4

Preheat broiler to low. In small bowl, stir breadcrumbs and pepper; sprinkle over gnocchi mixture and broil 4 minutes or until golden brown.


Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cup): 452 Calories, 29g Fat (16g Saturated), 75mg Cholesterol, 981mg Sodium, 31g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 17g Protein