Gnocchi with bacon, goat cheese, spinach and sweet onions in sun dried tomato cream sauce

Gnocchi with bacon, goat cheese, spinach and sweet onions in sun dried tomato cream sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time38 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 598kcal

Ingredients

The Sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter or margaraine
  • 3 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 10% cream
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomato diced fine
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp thyme fresh preferably
  • 1/4 tsp oregano dry is fine
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • salt and pepper to taste

The Rest

  • 500 g gnocchi cooked al dente to package direction
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 lb bacon sliced into squares
  • 1 bunch spinach rinsed, stems removed
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • goat cheese for serving
  • basil chiffoned, for serving

Instructions

The Sauce

  • melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add the onions and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and sautee for 2 minutes or until onions soften and become fragrant
  • stir in garlic, thyme and oregano and saute another 1-2 minutes til fragrant
  • Add the broth and cream, stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the parmesan til combined, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Use and emulsion blender or regular stand up blender to blend the sauce til smooth.

The Rest

  • In a large pan fry the bacon til firm, but not crisp. 5-8 minutes.
  • If there is an excess of grease consider draining off a little, but leaving some for sauteeing the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the onions and continue to fry on medium for 2 minutes, then stir in the garlic and spinach, cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes until spinach is fully wilted.
  • fold in the gnocchi and cook another 2-5 minutes til gnocchi begins to brown a little.
  • Pour in the sauce, stir to combine then bring to a light simmer. Serve the gnocchi topped with 1" pieces of goat cheese and a liberal amount of basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2010mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g