Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach

Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach

Crispy gnocchi with cheese, spinach bacon

I had a dish a few years ago at a restaurant in Edinburgh Scotland and I still think about it all the time. It featured one of my favourite ingredients, gnocchi.

It was crispy, cheesy and full of flavour. Since eating it I have made a few different versions of the dish.

Here’s one version for today:


  • 1 package gnocchi (dry or frozen)
  • 2 slices bacon- chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Season with pepper and smoked paprika

cheesefresh spinach


Cook gnocchi as directed on the package. Drain water.

In a frying pan cook the chopped bacon.  Add the oil, then add the cooked gnocchi to the pan. Cook at just above medium heat. When you start to see the gnocchi turn a golden colour you have successfully made crispy gnocchi!

Add the spinach and cheese on top of the gnocchi. Stir around for a few minutes for the cheese to melt. Add the seasoning and then you are done!

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