Dining and Cooking – Gnocchi with Bacon, Green Peas in Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Gnocchi (English pronunciation: /ˈnɒki/, /ˈnjɒki/; Italian: [ˈɲɔkki], singular gnocco) are various thick, soft dumplings. They may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, potato, bread crumbs, or similar ingredients.

I wanted to prepare something off the usual home dinner so I thought of making this dish…  It was so easy to make in a way and oh so tasty…  The kiddos liked it one time we tried it before so when I prepared it once more, Dave said, “Mom, have we tried this somewhere else before?  It’s one of a good way to make your kids eat some veggies.  It looks fun and colorful and since it’s a cheese based creamy sauce, they love them easily.

It can be a nice all in one dish.

 

Recipe:  Gnocchi with Bacon, Green Peas in Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce

Ingredients:

1 lb Gnocchi cooked accordingly from the package (this is mostly in the ref section of groceries for fresh versions or pasta section for dry forms)

1 cup Pancetta/prosciutto/6 slices of bacon chopped

1 bag Frozen Green Peas

1 clove chopped Garlic

1 cup chopped Onion

1 tbsp EVO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

2 tbsp Butter

2 cups of Gorgonzola Cheese (Italian Blue Cheese quite buttery and salty with a kick of flavor from the blue veins)

4 cups of Heavy Cream

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

a pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste

Procedure:

Cook gnocchi according to the package instruction.  Usually it only takes 3-5 minutes to cook them by immersing it in hot boiling water.  Save 2-3 cups of the broth for the sauce later.

In a medium deep pan, add in EVO and Butter until it completely melts, saute garlic and onion until golden brown, add in pancetta and fry until corners become a bit crispy.  Add in frozen green peas  and saute until all ice completely melts as well.  Add in the Gorgonzola Cheese and Heavy cream and adjust consistency of the cream sauce by adding in the Gnocchi broth to lighten the thick sauce.  Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.  When you reached the right consistency of you creamy cheese sauce, add in the Gnocchi.  Serve and sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese.

Bon appetit!

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