This Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese is so incredibly savory and flavorful you won't be able to put down the fork!

In my mid-20s, before culinary school, I was fairly unadventurous in the kitchen. Once I came up with a good recipe I would make it over and over again until I was sick of it. One of my favorite dinners was a pasta dish made from olive oil, basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan. Kind of a deconstructed pesto. It was delicious. I don’t find myself making it very often these days but it did serve as the inspiration for this gnocchi recipe. 

This Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese is so incredibly savory and flavorful you won't be able to put down the fork!

Even though there are many similarities, this dish is very different from my original recipe. For starters, I’ve swapped the parmesan for Roquefort, one of my favorite blue cheeses. It’s creamy, salty and savory. Blended with chicken stock and a bit of heavy cream, it turns into an incredible sauce. I’ve also added pancetta for a bit meaty goodness and some crunch. Delallo gnocchi replaces the pasta for added texture and flavor.

This Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese is so incredibly savory and flavorful you won't be able to put down the fork!

This recipes comes together very quickly for an easy, impressive dinner. It’s a crowd pleaser!

Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup pancetta, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (I used DeLallo Sun-Dried Tomatoes)
  • 1 pound gnocchi (I used DeLallo Potato Gnocchi)
  • ½ cup roquefort cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium low and add the pancetta. Allow the pancetta to cook, stirring periodically, until caramelized. Add the garlic and allow to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the chicken stock and heavy cream, followed by the sun-dried tomatoes. Allow the sauce to reduce until thickened. 5-10 minutes.
  2. While the sauce is reducing, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions.
  3. Stir the Roquefort cheese into the sauce and remove from the heat once it is well blended. Toss the sauce with the gnocchi. Top with basil and pine nuts before serving.

Disclaimer: I was paid to develop a recipe for Delallo. As always, all opinions are my own!

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  • http://www.littlekitchie.com Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Love all of these flavors!!

  • http://www.acalculatedwhisk.com/ Becky @ A Calculated Whisk

    Saw this on Instagram and had to come check out the recipe. It looks delicious! I haven’t had Roquefort since I studied abroad in Buenos Aires–they’re obsessed with it there. Might be time to go buy some.

  • http://www.gourmetmommy.com Lea @GourmetMommy

    I absolutely love gnocchi and roquefort but haven’t thought put them together. YUM, great idea! I’ll be making this soon!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Ooooh I haven’t had gnocchi in a while, and now I am craving some! This looks great, especially with the blue cheese and pancetta.

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love gnocchi and I can never resist sun dried tomatoes!

  • Liz

    Nice recipe. Thank you and have a Wonderful Day!

  • http://myblueandwhitekitchen.com Sini | my blue&white kitchen

    This looks so delicious! Great flavor pairings.

  • http://virtuallyhomemade.com Liz@Virtually Homemade

    Love the blue cheese addition!

  • http://www.girlversusdough.com Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    I am so crushing on the flavors going on here. I never cook with Roquefort for some reason even though I love it — I’m changing that ASAP with this dish!

  • http://ny-foodgasm.blogspot.com Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    This sounds beautifully delicious and simple! Love it! Beautiful work as always!

  • http://www.londonbakes.com Kathryn

    I love gnocchi and this dish sounds absolutely delicious. Such a great combination of flavours and textures – can’t wait to make this!

  • ashley – baker by nature

    Jen, I could spend hours drooling over the beautiful work you produce!!! Bravo!

  • Kerrey Reyes

    These are some of my favorite flavors!