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Delicious savory homemade plantain gnocchi is served with an amazing four cheese sauce. Perfect as a vegetarian entree for parties or celebrations.

Homemade Plantain Gnocchi with Four-Cheese Sauce

Delicious savory homemade plantain gnocchi is served with an amazing four-cheese sauce. Perfect as a vegetarian entree for parties or celebrations. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Venezuelan
Keyword gnocchi, homemade gnocchi, homemade pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 391 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan


For Plantain Gnocchi

  • 2 Ripe Plantains
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar or Cane Sugar optional
  • 3/4 cup Flour plus more for dusting
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter for browning the gnocchi

For Four-Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 cup Milk hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


For Plantain Gnocchi

  1. Cut the ends of plantains and then cut them into 2-3 pieces with the skin on. Boil in salted water for 20 minutes or until they soften

  2. Remove from water and peel the plantains. Puree the pieces using a potato ricer

  3. Add the oil, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar to the pureed plantains. Mix well with a spoon. Let this mixture cool for a few minutes before adding the egg and flour

  4. Add the egg yolk and mix until completely combined. Add the flour and knead with your hands until the dough comes together

  5. Place dough on a floured surface and cut into fourths. Work with one-fourth at a time for easier handling

  6. With your fingers, roll dough into a long rope. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Repeat with the other 3 sections of dough 

  7. Shape the pasta by rolling each one on the back of a fork (optional)

  8. Cook the gnocchi in a large salted pot of water. They will be ready when they start to float. About 2-3 minutes. Drain

  9. Finally, melt butter on medium heat in a skillet. Place cooked gnocchis and stir them until browned on both sides. Top with four-cheese sauce

For Four-Cheese Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat

  2. When the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk until incorporated and the flour is cooked (about 45 seconds to 1 minute)

  3. Add the warm milk and whisk vigorously to avoid lumps. Keep whisking until the sauce starts getting thick and creamy. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  4. When sauce becomes creamy, add the Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican and the Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar Cheese. Stir with a spoon until melted. Taste for seasoning and make the necessary adjustments. 

  5. Pour sauce over pasta

  6. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Plantain Gnocchi with Four-Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 552mg16%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1510IU30%
Vitamin C 16.5mg20%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.