Bacon, peppers and pesto with gnocchi

    20 min

    This is comfort food at it's best. Gnocchi are combined with colourful peppers, smoked bacon and pesto for a fast but tasty meal.

    28 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • olive oil, as needed
    • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 packet gnocchi (500g)
    • 3 slices smoked bacon, chopped
    • 5 tablespoons green basil pesto
    • 3 tablespoons sweet chilli light Philadelphia®
    • 1 handful grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add the chopped peppers.
    2. Once the peppers have softened, add the bacon.
    3. Meanwhile, put the gnocchi in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 3 minutes until they float on the top of the water, then drain.
    4. Turn the heat down low under the frying pan and add the pesto, Philadelphia® and Cheddar cheese. Stir until everything has melted together. (If you like you could add some herbs/salt/pepper to taste at this point).
    5. Combine everything in the frying pan with the gnocchi and serve. Grate some Cheddar cheese over the top and enjoy.

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    Very luscious yet simple, we really enjoyed this gnocchi bake. I used regular cream cheese and just added some more seasoning to taste. Thanks for the recipe!  -  15 Nov 2012


    Fantasitic receipe, perfect measurments of everything and very easy to put together. Made it for my partner who is Italian and he loved it.  -  21 Feb 2014


    I couldn't find any sweet chilli Philly cheese so just used garlic and herb instead and it tasted great. Very tasty and very filling. (I doubled the recipe to feed 4 and it made more than enough!) I also feel this could work nicely as a vegetarian meal if you wanted by just removing the bacon.  -  13 Sep 2017