Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pesto Bacon Gnocchi.

I’m a bit disorganised with the website this week.  I normally spend Sunday morning prepping all the posts for the week ahead but a busy weekend has resulted in me updating the recipe posts in real time.  I’ll need to see if I can put some time aside tonight and get back on track – I still have posts to prepare for carrot cake pancakes and sweet chilli, tomato and sweet potato soup.

Tonight’s recipe is for gnocchi – beautiful little potato dumplings.  I make gnocchi at home quite a lot as it is really easy to make, I usually serve it with a tomato based sauce but this time decided to try something a bit different.  I’ve tossed the gnocchi in a dairy free basil pesto and served it with some crispy smoked bacon.

pesto bacon gnocchi

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Pesto Bacon Gnocchi (Gluten Free, Dairy Free )

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 2
Best Season: Fall



  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters
  2. Place the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 20 minutes
  3. Drain the water away from the potatoes and return to the heat to dry the potatoes for 2-3 minutes
  4. Mash the potatoes and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper
  5. In a large bowl place the flour, mashed potato and beaten egg
  6. Work together to form a smooth soft dough
  7. Divide the dough into four balls
  8. Roll into sausage shapes about 1cm thick
  9. Cut the four sausage shapes into 1cm dumplings and score the top with a fork

  10. Dust gently with flour
  11. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
  12. Tip in the gnocchi and cook until they float to the top about 10-15 seconds
  13. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside

  14. Fry the bacon in a shallow pan until crisp

  15. Add in the gnocchi and stir though the pesto

  16. Divide between two bowls and enjoy


 * You can find my recipe for dairy free pesto here: Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto

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