Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese

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! Note: this post is sponsored by Delallo. As always, all opinions are my own!

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!

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Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta and Roquefort Cheese

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 313
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pancetta, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, homemade or low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (I used DeLallo Sun-Dried Tomatoes)
  • 1 pound gnocchi (I used DeLallo Potato Gnocchi)
  • 1/2 cup roquefort cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Instructions

  • 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.
  • While the sauce is reducing, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 11.8% | Vitamin C: 12.3% | Calcium: 8.5% | Iron: 19%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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