Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Brains love repetition. This is why it is easy to fall into a rut but takes a purposeful effort to get back out.

Intentional or not, you probably have a regular rotation of meals. The exact seasonings or added ingredient may vary but from a big picture perspective it is likely you are making the same thing over and over again.

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Currently, my regular rotation of quick meals includes at least one skillet dinner per week. Usually my skillet meals start with a pile of vegetables and a leftover protein then become a hash, stir-fry, or vegetable-pasta creation.


What are Gnocchi?

Gnocchi are soft dumplings that originated in Italy. The dough can be made from a number of starches. You’ll most likely find gnocchi made with potato starch. The flavorings can be plain or include herbs, squash, vegetables, and more.¬†Uncooked they are around the size and shape of the end of your thumb. Gnocchi expand a bit after only a few minutes in boiling water to become pillowy soft. The speed of preparation and the buttery smooth texture make gnocchi an excellent base for quick comfort food.


Bacon-pea gnocchi skillet started as a super lazy dinner and became a dish I go back to every few weeks.

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

I love that it is super fast to make and comforting to eat. I generally serve gnocchi as a side dish along side an easy protein like baked fish or chicken. The leftovers make a satisfying light lunch.

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

If you love skillet dinners give this one a try. It is a great way to shake up the usual routine without asking your brain to work too hard – because God knows, nobody wants that!


Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet
 
Super Fast Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet Author: Rose McAvoy Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 4 cups Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.
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Ingredients
  • 16 oz Italian gnocchi
  • 2 cup Peas, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons bacon, real bacon bits for salads
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) chicken broth
  • salt & pepper
Method
  1. Bring a pot of water, with several generous pinches of salt, to a boil then add the gnocchi and peas. Cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes until the gnocchi float to the top. Drain the gnocchi but reserve 1-2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon and onion over medium-high heat until the onions begin to soften, 3-5 minutes .
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the gnocchi, peas and reserved cooking liquid. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then stir in the chicken broth.
  4. Simmer until the liquid thickens into a sauce that coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Add more salt and pepper to taste if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 155 Fat: 2.5g0g Carbohydrates: 26g Sugar: 2.6g Sodium: 515mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 4g

 

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