Skillet Gnocchi With Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Cut the tomato vines in two.
Place the vines in a large pan and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.
Add the bacon strips and cook for 2 more minutes until they are crisp.
Meantime, melt a knob of butter in another non-stick pan.
Increase heat to high and warm the gnocchi for 2 minutes, stirring.
The gnocchi should be golden-brown and crisp on the outside to taste even better!
Serve the gnocchi with the sun-dried tomatoes and crispy bacon, and sprinkle with chopped basil.
No tomatoes on the vine? Don’t panic!
If you only have cherry tomatoes, make your own brochettes.
Couldn’t be simpler! Slide 4 or 5 cherry tomatoes onto wooden skewers and cook them in the pan as described above.
If you’re fresh out of skewers, too bad! Just cook the tomatoes in the pan. No one will notice!
Classic gnocchi originates from Italy, however with our Olivieri® Skillet Fresh Potato Gnocchi, you can enjoy that same homemade Italian taste at home.
Due to their shape, gnocchi go very well with a thick sauce like a bolognese, however they can also be prepared with just a little butter and some sage. Before you dive into the recipe take a look at: how to cook gnocchi.
What is Skillet Gnocchi and Traditional Gnocchi?
To cook our Skillet Gnocchi you just need to toss it in a frying pan and you’ll have lovely crispy on the outside and tender on the inside gnocchi in just a few minutes. Traditional gnocchi is normally boiled, and with Olivieri® Fresh Potato Gnocchi you can have fluffy traditional style gnocchi in just two minutes.
Other Gnocchi Inspiration
For another great tasting gnocchi meal loaded with veggies, why not try this Skillet Gnocchi Salad with Walnuts? Or for something a bit more self indulgent, you can check out this Cheese Filled Gnocchi with Creamy Pesto dip.
Cooking Bacon in the Oven
Instead of frying your bacon, you may prefer to cook your bacon in the oven instead. Using the oven method makes it easier to get perfectly crispy bacon and requires less clean up as you won’t need to deal with any pesky splatters. You can also cook more bacon at a time, making it perfect if you are entertaining a large number of guests.
Simply preheat your oven to around 200c and cook the bacon strips for around 20 minutes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. After the bacon has finished cooking, simply lay them on a paper towel to dry them.
What to do With the Bacon Grease Afterwards?
Once you have finished cooking your bacon, feel free to save the grease. Bacon grease can add a nice flavor to other meats and is generally stable to cook with due to its high smoke point.