Easy Gnocchi Recipe

This week for I must confess, Kirtsy is asking us to share our go-to recipe for when we need to whip something up quickly.  I contemplated sharing my *real* go-to food when I don’t feel like cooking by I fear that would result in a pretty quick post!  So instead I am sharing a nice pasta recipe that is a winner for me (and a little adaption for Mr 5).

Easy Creamy Gnocchieasy gnocchi recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 packet of gnocchi (if you are one of those masterchef types you could probably make your own)
  • Bacon (I didn’t measure, I just hacked some off the lump that’s in my freezer)
  • Eschallots
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 4 medium sized cup mushrooms
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • tomato sauce


  1. Follow the instructions on the packet of gnocchi.  Drain and set to one side.
  2. Spoon a portion of gnocchi into a small bowl.  Cover in tomato sauce.  This is Mr 5’s portion done with.  I wish I was kidding.
  3. Over a medium heat cook the bacon and garlic until the bacon is heated through.
  4. Add the mushrooms and eschallots, continue stirring to ensure that the heat is evenly distributed.
  5. Once everything is cooked through, reduce the heat and add the gnocchi and cream.
  6. Stir the cream, until everything is coated.  Allow it to simmer, occasionally stirring, until it thickens.  This takes about 15-20 minutes.  Don’t try and multitask because the cream will split if you don’t watch it.  Unfortunately I have learned this one the hard way.
  7. Take your pants off, seat yourself on the couch and chow down!

Note: You can add chicken but honestly the gnocchi is so filling that it really isn’t needed.

What is your go-to recipe when you need to whip something up quickly?  Do you have fussy kids who will only eat pasta with tomato sauce?

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