Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Smoky bacon and salty cheese, such as pecorino Romano, provide the perfect balance to lightly sweet gnocchi.
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain.
2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 8 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove bacon from pan; drain on a paper towel. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in pan; discard remaining drippings.
3. Add butter to drippings; cook 1 minute. Add sage; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add gnocchi to pan; sauté 1 minute or until lightly browned. Divide gnocchi evenly among 4 plates. Top each serving evenly with bacon, cheese, and pepper. Serve immediately.