Creamy Bacon and Cheese Gnocchi

I love anything loaded baked potato inspired. Its simple, straightforward and easy. I was really in the mood for loaded potato soup but I really didn’t feel like dealing with a entire pot of soup. Especially since I’m expecting clam chowder in the next couple days. That’s just too much cream based soup for me. So to make this more of a meal I decided on gnocchi for a little more of a entrée feeling apposed to soup. Try it out and let me know what you think!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2lb Bacon
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2Tb butter
  • 3Tb flour
  • 3c Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 12oz Gnocchi
  • 4 Green Onions, sliced
  • 1/2c Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4c Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS

  • RENDER BACON: Add chopped bacon to cold pan and heat slowly. Cook till bacon is crispy for about 10 minutes. Dispose of all but 1Tb of bacon fat from pan.
  • SAUTE: Add butter to pan along with garlic and shallot and sweat for about a minute.
  • MAKE ROUX: Add flour to veggies and toss in the pan. Add in milk, whisk to remove lumps and allow to thicken for about 10 minutes.
  • BOIL WATER: In a large stock pot add hot water and a generous amount of salt. Once brought to a boil add in gnocchi. Once gnocchi starts to float remove and put it straight in sauce.
  • FINISH SAUCE: Once sauce thickens add in sour cream and majority of bacon and season with salt and pepper.
  • PLATE: Toss in gnocchi. Top with cheddar cheese, more sour cream, bacon, green onions and enjoy!

6 Comments

  1. God, this sounds so delicious right now 🤤

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  2. chef mimi says:

    This looks so so good. I love that you can buy prepared gnocchi. I can make pasta in my sleep, but not real gnocchi. Which makes me think that I should learn… but in the meantime I’ll buy them! great recipe!

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  3. LOL…sounds like we have both done this before.

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  4. Hahaha I love that! It perfectly describes it. Scarf it down then wash the bowl out to leave no trace.

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  5. Oh, this is the kind of dish you hide away in the closet with so you can scarf it down with no judgments. YUM!!

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