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GNOCCHI AND BACON BAKE

Tender gnocchi dumplings are covered in a smooth and creamy cheese sauce flavored with bacon and fresh chives.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bacon recipes, best gnocchi recipe, easy casserole recipes, easy italian recipes, gnocchi recipe, how to make gnocchi, what is gnocchi
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 20 to 24 ounces gnocchi, cooked according to the directions on the package, and drained
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese, (you can also use shredded mozzarella cheese or an Italian cheese blend)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup shredded fresh parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare gnocchi according to directions on the package and drain.
  • Prepare bacon; set aside.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a large 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
  • To the melted butter add flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; whisk constantly for 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and broth; whisk until well blended.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, and continue whisking until mixture is creamy and thickened.
  • Remove skillet from heat.
  • Stir in cheese, half of the crumbled bacon, and chives. If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little more liquid.
  • Stir in the gnocchi.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.
  • Top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven; let stand a few minutes.
  • Top with remaining bacon and serve.

Notes

Serves 4 to 6 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 4mg