Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and Sage

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and SageRecipe

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)


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2 (9-ounce) packages refrigerated sweet potato gnocchi (such as Nuovo)
2 thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon slices, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
12 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
3/4 ounce pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 3 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


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.

Created date

December 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 353
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 61 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 601 mg
Calcium 107 mg