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Cheesy Bacon Gnocchi Bake with a spoon on a wire rack

Cheesy Bacon Baked Gnocchi

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 536kcal
This CHEESY BACON GNOCCHI BAKE is the ultimate comfort food! It's easy, full of everything I love (pasta, bacon, and CHEESE), and it can be made in minutes. We are obsessed with this baked gnocchi recipe. The entire family will love it!
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages prepared gnocchi 13 ounces each
  • 8 strips bacon bacon cut into ½ inch strips across the bacon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • cups half-and-half
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Topping:

  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Optional Toppings

  • .5 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • .25 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°F and butter, or spray, a 2 quart baking dish.
  • Cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon pieces until cooked and just shy of crispy.
  • Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Pour the rendered fat into a heat-proof bowl for later use.
  • In the prepared casserole dish, add 1-tablespoon bacon fat, cooked bacon, basil, half-and-half, lemon juice, garlic salt, kosher salt, black pepper, cheese and cooked gnocchi. Stir well.
  • For the topping, melt the butter and mix in the breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  • Sprinkle the gnocchi with the buttered breadcrumbs.
  • Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1377mg | Potassium: 279mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 0.9mg