Creamy 10-Minute Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach

creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe
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Gnocchi is one of my favourite quick and easy dinners – and this gluten free gnocchi with cream and bacon is ready in just 10 minutes!

Made with a super simple sauce, this dish is packed full of flavour and definitely perfect for those nights when you can’t be bothered to labour over a hot stove.

This gluten free gnocchi recipe is made with bacon lardons and frozen spinach, with a sauce made of white wine, double cream, lemon zest, parmesan and garlic.

With minimal ingredients and cooking time, what’s not to love?

Gluten free dinner - Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

Is gnocchi gluten free?

I only discovered gnocchi in recent years and it’s been a revelation – I much prefer it to gluten free pasta! 

 

Gnocchi is made from potato and flour, which means not every brand of gnocchi in the supermarkets is gluten free.

There are plenty of gluten free gnocchis out there – I am a big fan of the Difatti Gnocchi and the Farabella one which I think is in Tesco.

However, my favourite is the ‘accidentally gluten free‘ find of Asda’s fresh gnocchi, which is gluten free, despite not being advertised as such!

Find this gnocchi with the ‘normal’ chilled pasta – unlike most other supermarket gnocchi it’s made with rice flour, so is safe for a gluten free diet.

You can also make your own gnocchi using potato and gluten free flour – it’s not something I’ve tried yet but if I do, I’ll be sure to share the recipe with you.

I love the squishy, delicious texture of gnocchi and the way it soaks up any sauce, plus it cooks in 2-3 minutes which is ideal if you’re short on time.

creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe

A quick gluten free meal idea

The key to making this such a quick meal is definitely in the timings of the recipe.

You want to get your water on the boil for the gnocchi first, and then prepare everything for the sauce.

Start cooking the lardons just before the water comes to the boil – that way once the gnocchi has cooked, your sauce is pretty much recipe.

Then simply drain off the cooked gluten free gnocchi, add to the sauce, stir and serve.

It really is as quick as that, which means dinner will be on the table in 10 minutes or less.

I like to use frozen spinach but you could of course use fresh, which would mean you can omit the microwaving stage and make things even quicker.

creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe

creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe

How to make gluten free gnocchi

There’s a full printable recipe card below, but for the shopping list you’ll need to buy the following ingredients:

  • 500g gluten free gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 155g bacon lardons
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 175g frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp white wine (optional)
  • 20g finely grated parmesan
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 200ml double cream

Everything on the list is pretty cheap and simple to find, and a lot of it you may have in your cupboards already.

You could use fresh instead of frozen spinach, depending on what you have.

The white wine is optional but I think it adds to the flavour – I absolutely love wine in creamy sauces, or any sauce!

Instead of the bacon, you could also try this with chorizo, prosciutto or even some chopped pre-cooked ham.

And if you really struggle to get hold of any gluten free gnocchi, don’t worry, you can just make this with gluten free pasta instead.

creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe

My gluten free gnocchi recipe

If a quick and easy dinner recipe is what you’re after, then this gluten free gnocchi with bacon and spinach is the answer.

This recipe would serve two people in our house – but you could make it stretch to four people with a nice side salad or veg dish.

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And if you loved it, please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

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creamy gluten free gnocchi recipe

Creamy 10-Minute Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This gluten free gnocchi recipe takes 10 minutes to make, with bacon lardons and spinach in a creamy white wine, lemon and parmesan sauce.

Ingredients

  • 500g gluten free gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 155g bacon lardons
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 175g frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp white wine (optional)
  • 20g finely grated parmesan
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 200ml double cream

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil for the gnocchi. When this has nearly come to the boil, add the olive oil to a large frying pan and turn onto a medium heat.
  2. Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and then bring the pan back to the boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes before draining off the water.
  3. Add the bacon lardons to the olive oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on a medium heat until the bacon starts to crisp up. Meanwhile, place the frozen spinach in a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes until it has defrosted.
  4. Turn the bacon down to a low heat. Add the garlic paste to the pan and stir to mix. Add the spinach and then pour in the white wine (if using) and cook for another 30 seconds, mixing well.
  5. Next add the parmesan, lemon zest and double cream and stir well. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a low heat and simmer for around 1 minute.
  6. Add the drained gnocchi, mix well to coat and then serve straight away with a generous helping of black pepper and some extra grated parmesan on top.

More quick gluten free meal ideas

Need some more gluten free meal inspiration?

If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free dinner recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect for baking away all of your troubles.

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