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.
Other Dinner Ideas
If you like this recipe for Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pesto Bacon Gnocchi then you might like to try one of my other dinner recipes:
- Make a pasta bake with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chilli Beef Pasta
- Try out a risotto with Gluten Free and Dairy Free Roasted Tomato and Smoked Bacon Risotto
- Have some fish with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Homemade Fish Finger Buns
- Have a vegetarian option with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cheese & Tomato Potato Bake
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Pesto Bacon Gnocchi (Gluten Free, Dairy Free )
Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters
Place the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 20 minutes
Drain the water away from the potatoes and return to the heat to dry the potatoes for 2-3 minutes
Mash the potatoes and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper
In a large bowl place the flour, mashed potato and beaten egg
Work together to form a smooth soft dough
Divide the dough into four balls
Roll into sausage shapes about 1cm thick
Cut the four sausage shapes into 1cm dumplings and score the top with a fork
Dust gently with flour
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
Tip in the gnocchi and cook until they float to the top about 10-15 seconds
Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside
Fry the bacon in a shallow pan until crisp
Add in the gnocchi and stir though the pesto
Divide between two bowls and enjoy
* You can find my recipe for dairy free pesto here: Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto