Gnocchi Cravings – Gnocchi and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Gnocchi with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon Recipe from the Hungry Goddess

Gnocchi cravings tend to sneak up on me.  I am happily cruising through my salads and light sandwiches, avoiding the oven and stove a bit due to the heat, and BAM (that’s what Emeril said).  BAM.  Gnocchi.  And then I have to have it.

Is it the pillowy softness?  The melt in your mouth starchiness that seems to love being wrapped in sauces and butter?  My mind is stuttering over the craving and my mouth and belly do not care about the why – they are focused on the “gimme”.

Using packaged gnocchi makes me feel like a cheater (until I eat it) and I have it on my to-do list to make homemade gnocchi this fall.  I promise.  The kneading and rolling is not natural for my stand-over-a-saute-pan brain, but I am going to overcome it.  It’s all about the gnocchi and homemade gnocchi DOES taste better. Whole Foods has some delightful fresh gnocchi in the refrigerated section or I grab some at the local Italian market.

This Gnocchi and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe is a quickie and will make the whole family love you more.  Perfect for times like this weekend when I was in a hurry; writing projects had my attention until the gnocchi cravings struck fiercely.  I peered into the refrigerator and then grabbed Brussel sprouts and bacon. Heaven in a bowl.

Give into your gnocchi cravings.  Next stop, to claim the title of  homemade Gnocchi Whisperer.  Then we can talk about Gnudi.

Favorite Gnocchi recipes?  How about Gnudi?  Share them on the Hungry Goddess Facebook!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of your favorite Gnocchi
  • Brussel Sprouts (I cannot just cook a little – I make as many as I bought and then toss in what I want)
  • 1/2 package of bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Set your oven to broil.  Peel and trim brussel sprouts. Toss lightly in approximately 1 tablespoon of EVOO and spread onto a baking sheet.  Salt to taste.  Roast them under the broiler for approximately 7 minutes or until browned/charred as you like.  Set aside.  Fry bacon and crumble.  Set aside.  Prepare the gnocchi as directed.  When the gnocchi is done, add butter and garlic to saute pan on medium-high heat.  After a few minutes, add the cooked gnocchi and brussel sprouts to the pan and toss to coat.  Add servings to bowls, sprinkle with bacon crumbles and Parmesan cheese.  ENJOY!

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