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Gnocchi with Asparagus and Pancetta

Gnocchi with Asparagus and Pancetta
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 30 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups gnocchi mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Pancetta is cured unsmoked Italian bacon available at the grocery deli counter. It gives this elegant dish a deep, savory note. If you can't find gnocchi, substitute another short pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package vacuum-packed gnocchi (such as Vigo)
  • 2 ounces pancetta, cut into thin strips (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 277
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 11.2 g
  • carbohydrate 43.7 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 932 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Keep warm.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate.

  3. Add shallots and asparagus to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add gnocchi, pancetta, reserved cooking liquid, juice, salt, and pepper to pan; cook 1 minute. Serve with cheese.