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Creamy Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas

A delightful, comforting dish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 12-16 oz package potato gnocchi (check to be sure that it's GF if eating GF!)
  • 6-8 slices bacon (Try cooking bacon in the oven.)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups milk (rice milk works if you are dairy free!)
  • 2 cups peas (canned or frozen work)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish


  • Cook the gnocchi as directed. Usually only takes 2-3 minutes after the water is boiling. Once they rise, remove from boiling water set aside on plate.
  • Meanwhile, saute the bacon slices in a large 12-14" skillet. Once cooked, remove the bacon and pat dry. Pour off most (but not all!) of the bacon fat. Run a knife through the bacon to crumble it.
  • To the same skillet, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Quickly whisk in the milk, keeping it from clumping. Let simmer over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring often as it thickens. Once the sauce has thickened, add in the gnocchi, peas and crumbled bacon. (Note: If using frozen peas, you'll need to cook them and drain off the water.)
  • Let the gnocchi and other ingredients simmer in the sauce for a few minutes. Season with onion powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you want the sauce to be a little thinner, you can stir in a little more milk, until it reaches desired consistency.
  • Prepare some other veggies or side salad.
  • Serve Creamy Gnocchi with Peas and Bacon and side of veggies/salad.