Gnocchi with two cheeses & bacon

Gnocchi with two cheeses & bacon

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(44 ratings)

Cook: 10 mins


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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  • 400g packet potato gnocchi



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina or flour and potatoes, cooked and eaten in much the same…

  • 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


  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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Tracey Guthrie's picture
Tracey Guthrie
8th Jul, 2020
I hadn't tried gnocchi before and found this recipe but it turned out to be far too rich for my taste. I will try gnocchi again but perhaps sticking to a tomato based sauce
andrea0018's picture
6th Feb, 2018
Really easy, super tasty dish
15th Oct, 2017
Delicious but incredibly rich!
2nd Oct, 2017
In spite of the husband thinking that he didn't like gnocchi, he wolfed it down and said how good it was! I used cambazola cheese and pancetta. Seasoned with a little nutmeg. I'm not sure that serving with salad enhanced it. I used some of the cheesy garlic bread from this site. A real winner.
9th Aug, 2017
Just a lovely recipe. Made it for 1st time couple of days ago and it's so quick and easy and tastes delicious. Will definitely make this again.
11th Jun, 2016
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.
23rd Apr, 2016
Delicious and quick to make. I will most certainly cook it again.
jomonki's picture
5th Jun, 2015
This was absolutely delicious! It was really quick and easy to make and so full of flavour. I will definitely be making this again.
11th Aug, 2014
This recipe is gorgeous but it only serves 3 in my house.
aimee2011's picture
17th Jun, 2013
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.


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15th Feb, 2016
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
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