Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas – Easy, and Ready in 20 Minutes

Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas

This Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas is one of those recipes that looks and tastes like something that took a while to prepare, but in reality it only took about 20 minutes. This is a great dish to prepare for dinner guests (double the recipe!), or just for a quick weeknight meal. This easy meal is loaded with peas, bacon, gnocchi and a fantastic creamy sauce. Serve this with a fresh salad or all on it’s own and enjoy!

Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas

Here are some tips for making my Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas:

  • Either store bought or homemade gnocchi will work for this recipe. I typically use store bought for this just because of convenience, but there really isn’t anything like fresh homemade pasta.
  • The peas in this dish can be swapped out for green beans, spinach or even kale. You may need to adjust your cooking times based on what you use.
  • You could also add some onion to the pan when you are sautéing the bacon. I prefer to have this gnocchi without onion, but many people have said that it goes great with this.

These are some recipes that would go great with this recipe:

Garlic Knots

Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia Bread

Arugula Salad with Lemon and Shaved Parmesan

I recommend the following products for this recipe:

Cast Iron Skillet

Wooden Spoon

I would love to hear what you think of this. Please let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas

This Gnocchi with Bacon and Peas takes only about 20 minutes to make, but it tastes like a meal that required a lot more effort. This is a great quick meal to prepare for guests.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 20 minute meal, bacon, chicken broth, Cream, easy, garlic, gnocchi, italian, parmesan, Pasta, peas, quick, simple, thyme
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 456kcal


  • 6 strips bacon diced
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ cup parmesan grated


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook the bacon until crispy.
  • While the bacon is cooking, boil the gnocchi according to the package instructions.
  • When the bacon is crispy, add the garlic to the pan and sautee 2 minutes longer. Add the chicken broth, cream, peas, salt, pepper and thyme to the pan. Sautee until the peas are hot.
  • When the peas are hot, add the gnocchi and parmesan to the pan and toss until well combined.


Sodium: 1209mg | Calcium: 193mg | Vitamin C: 17mg | Vitamin A: 594IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 209mg | Cholesterol: 51mg | Calories: 456kcal | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 23g | Protein: 16g | Carbohydrates: 48g | Iron: 5mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Spicy Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce, The Best Alfredo Sauce or my Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo with Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please stay a while and check out some of my other recipes. I hope you come back soon. – Regan

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