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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Bacon & Parmesan

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian


Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Bacon & Parmesan is a quick, easy, and mouth-wateringly delicious dinner recipe. It’s super simple to prepare in just 15 minutes!



  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper, to taste (I use 1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • shaved or shredded parmesan, cheese (optional)


  1. Add pesto to chicken broth and stir to combine.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes until toasted. Pour in the broth mixture, add cooked bacon, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
  3. When the sauce comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until the gnocchi are tender and the sauce is thickened. Pour in heavy cream and stir to combine. Serve warm with chicken or a salad and bread. Enjoy!