Bacon stuffed gnocchi with creamy broccoli

Here in Croatia gnocchi are very often served at the seaside prepared by many different recipes. Often served with tomato sauce or creamy sauces like quattro formaggi. When I traveled to Italy I always ate quattro formaggi gnocchi, from Venice to Padua and Bologna. While eating my way through one of those cities I discovered stuffed gnocchi. There were those stuffed with pesto, with different herbs and even with bacon. When I tried the last one I was so positively surprised, the bacon stuffed gnocchi were served with a simple pesto, which was good, but I though there could be a better sauce which could compliment the bacon inside.

My recipe was inspired by a discovery on one of my trips to Italy. Broccoli cooked in vegetable broth and served as a creamy sauce compliment the crispy salty bacon and gnocchi are like a bow on a present – tying everything together. Hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!

 

Preparation: 30 min

Cook time: 45 min

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 250 g potatoes
  • 170 g flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • salt to taste
  • flour for rolling out
  • 150 g bacon, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
  • handful of fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 250 g broccoli, sliced
  • 150 ml vegetable broth
  • 70 g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 100 ml cooking cream
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Bacon filled gnocchi with creamy broccoli

How to

  1. Place the unpeeled potatoes in a pot of slightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cook them until tender.
  2. Meanwhile heat a small pan over medium heat. Add bacon, garlic and chopped fresh garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook until crispy.
  3. When potatoes are cooked, drain them, remove skin and mash them up. Place them in a large bowl. Add flour, egg yolks and salt. Mix until you get a slightly sticky dough.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Using a pastry cutter or a glass, cut out approx. 20 circular patterns. Place 1 tsp of crispy bacon on top and using your hands form gnocchi.
  5. In a large pot bring slightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and when they come up to the surface cook for a few more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile cook sliced broccoli in vegetable broth until soft. In a medium pan heat butter and add chopped onion and let it simmer. Add cooked broccoli to chopped onion and season with 1 tsp of nutmeg, salt & pepper. Simmer for 1 minute, pour cooking cream over and cook until thick.
  7. Serve cooked stuffed gnocchi covered in broccoli sauce and finish by grating Parmesan cheese over them.
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31 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    Ohoo. You read my mind πŸ™‚ I promised myself that I havevto finally test and make gnocchi. And please- your recipe in time πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      That’s great! I’m happy to hear that πŸ˜€

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  2. I’m going to have to try this. Sounds delish!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much, hope you’ll like it as much as I do 😁

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  3. WuaooooπŸ˜‹ I have the mouth watering😱 Chef!!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you 😁

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  4. 0hainie says:

    Oh wow that looks so amazing, I’m so hungry nowπŸ˜‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! 😁

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  5. What a spectacularly delicious idea…and bacon, too! I’m so going to be making these.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much, it’s a lot of fun making them, but the result is so delicious πŸ˜„

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  6. I don’t think I have ever stuffed gnocchi before, but if I were to, I would definitely stuff them with bacon, so I must give this a try πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, they’re so tasty, the bacon takes them to another level 😁

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  7. Such a creative dish. Looks very tasty! πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for stopping by πŸ˜„

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Bacon is everything πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

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  8. mumjd says:

    I love gnocchi, but have never tried making them. Your dish looks fab

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words 😁

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  9. Any dish that hails from Italy is delicious as far as I’m concerned. I love the idea of stuffed gnocchi and the flavour combinations. Yum!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I love Italy not only because of the tasty dishes, but it had a large influence on Croatian cuisine 😊 thanks for stopping by!

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  10. elliebleu says:

    I’ve never tried stuffed gnocchi before. I love the idea of adding broccoli infused with vegetable broth to the sauce. As always, wonderful recipe.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you it was really delicious indeed! 😊

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  11. Romina says:

    I’ve never tried stuffed gnocchi, but they sound and look so good. Definitely on my list of things to eat!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much, hope you’ll like them 😊

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  12. I absolutely love gnocchi al pestoπŸ˜‹I have also never tried stuffed gnocchi before, but your recipe sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing☺

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, they inspire me to cook more and post even more recipes 😁

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  13. mirandavoice says:

    I have shared the link of this recipe in my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MyOfficialDiary/

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  14. bagofflour says:

    Bacon Stuffed Gnocchi?! Genius!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😊

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