Creamy Gnocchi with Pesto, Bacon and Mushrooms

Creamy Gnocchi with Pesto, Bacon and Mushrooms

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Kids can get bored with pasta dishes – add this gnocchi dish to your weekly meal planner and watch how well the Italian dumplings go down!

  • Recipe serves4
  • Preparation time10 minutes
  • Cooking time25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g Fresh Italian potato gnocchi
  • 15 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 250 g Bacon
  • 1 Punnet Button Mushrooms
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 1 sachet KNORR Bacon Carbonara Flavour Pasta Sauce
  • 15 ml Basil Pesto
  • 30 ml Creme Friache
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Method

  • Boil a pot of salted water and place gnocchi into the boiling water.
  • After a few minutes the gnocchi will start to float to the surface of the pot, this will take about 4 -5 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the gnocchi from the boiling water and set aside – the gnocchi is now cooked.
  • Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the bacon until crispy then add the mushrooms and fry until tender.
  • Add the milk, KNORR Bacon Carbonara Flavour Pasta Sauce and basil pesto and stir well to combine.
  • Allow to simmer for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce then add the gnocchi and simmer for a further 5 minutes to heat through.
  • Stir in the Crème fraîche, spoon into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
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