Gnocchi with two cheeses & bacon

Gnocchi with two cheeses & bacon

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(24 ratings)

Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A great and speedy alternative to pasta, but just as filling

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal576
  • fat41g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.61g
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Ingredients

  • 400g packet potato gnocchi
    Gnocchi

    Gnocchi

    noh-kee

    An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…

  • 5 spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g medium-flavoured soft blue cheese, such as dolcelatte
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 225g bag washed baby spinach
  • 50g cooked thin and crispy smoked streaky bacon
  • Green salad and crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Put a pan of salted water on to boil for the gnocchi. Meanwhile, slice the spring onions and blue cheese. Spoon the mascarpone into a large deep frying pan. Add the blue cheese and spring onions and leave to melt over a medium heat.

  2. Stir the mascarpone mixture. Tip the gnocchi into the boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes, until they rise to the surface.

  3. Add the spinach in large handfuls to the cheese mixture and stir until just wilted. Crumble in half the bacon. Skim the gnocchi from the pan with a draining spoon, stir into the cheese mixture, then crumble over the remaining bacon. Serve with salad and crusty bread.

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Comments (21)

natasha_roach@ymail.com's picture
5

Love this recipe so quick and easy and includes my favourite foods. I've always liked gnocchi and this is now my favourite way of having it. So delicious and moreish. I thought the blue cheese would be to strong but it works perfectly.

karania's picture
5

Delicious and quick to make. I will most certainly cook it again.

jomonki's picture
5

This was absolutely delicious! It was really quick and easy to make and so full of flavour. I will definitely be making this again.

KeinEngel's picture
5

This recipe is gorgeous but it only serves 3 in my house.

aimee2011's picture

This was lovely and the two cheeses were great and not over powering like I expected. Tasty,cheap and quick mid week dinner, we will definitely cook this again.

october84's picture
5

Have made this loads, a firm favourite. I just use cooking bacon and whatever blue cheese that comes to hand first. Also tend to add the whole bunch of spring onions (6-7) as like the taste they give.

whats4t's picture
3

always forget to rate!!

whats4t's picture
3

To prevent this dish being too rich and overpowering never use smoked bacon and blue cheese together....far too much salt in fact I never use bacon at all and find the result is fine.

rphayward80's picture
5

Made this the first time tonight using brie, amazing flavour and so simple, next time will add some cherry tomatos or sun dried tomatos for that something extra to it and would use bacon lardons instead of the streaky bacon.

This will be a regualar meal for us

kimkap's picture
5

This is a very simple, fast and delicious dish. The only think I changed was smoked bacon lardons insteady of streaky and added a few mushrooms that needed using up. Will definitely be doing this one again.

joliday's picture
5

Lovely sauce, tasty and very easy to make. We made our own gnocchi to put in the sauce and were pleased with the result! Would make again.

warvik's picture
2

I found the blue cheese completely overpowering and the boyfriend thought the same. Might try out the suggestion of using Brie instead next time but as it is wouldn't make again.

svh1986's picture
2

It is very rich, but very tasty, and delicious with garlic bread to scoop up the remaining sauce

rozmorgan's picture
5

This was delicious. We just had it for dinner, using Brie rather than blue cheese as neither of us is that keen on it. First time trying gnocchi and we're completely sold. Just gorgeous. Be warned though, a little goes a long way. My boyfriend couldn't finish his serving as it is very rich and filling.

lanner83's picture
5

Oops forgot the stars - 5 definitely!

lanner83's picture
5

I've made this tonnes of times. It's so quick and easy and it always goes down a treat! I substitute the spinach with peas though, which i find works better and add the juice of lemon which really makes it more yummy!

kfurber's picture
4

This is a lovely concept which can be easily adapted. I added mushrooms, and replaced the spring onions with onion and the fresh spinach with frozen as it was what I had in, and it still worked out great! Don't add any salt though, whatever you do! Very calorific, so not something for everyday, but will definitely make again!

jayzee's picture
5

Ace recipe! This is partner Robs dish now after he had to get off his lazy @ss and make it when i was busy! He made it in ten and he now thinks hes Mr Ramsey! Well, we won't go that far as it's not his own recipe but i was very impressed. Made twice now with both the dolcelatte and briw, gorgeous both times, i prefer the brie but Rob prefers the bluey so whatever you fancy, goes down lovely with garlic chiabattas and salad! Will make over and over again!

vivienspiteri's picture

I cooked this for vegetarian and non vegatarian friends. I served half of it to the 2 veggies before I added the bacon and then added the bacon for the other 2 portions. Everyone enjoyed it and it was a very quick and easy recipe to do. I also added acouple of twists of black pepper. Nutmeg might be nice with it too.

cdunne's picture
5

This is really easy and quick and tastes scrummy. My boyfriend thinks he has died and gone to heaven every time he eats it! I normally substitute the bacon for wafer thin smoked ham. It is rich though so don't eat too much!

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Tips (1)

GingerRookes's picture
5

I also crumble in some black pudding and use pancetta lardons. But the black pudding goes great and Gives it that little extra taste - delicious 5/5 - also making your own Gnocchi makes the recipe even better plus they are easy to make