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Skillet Gnocchi with Peas, Bacon, and Mustard

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Perfect for feeding a crowd, this satisfying skillet dinner comes together quickly and makes use of pantry staples. With a zippy mustard sauce, crispy bacon and fiber-rich peas, this gnocchi dish will surely please everyone gathered around the table.

Skillet Gnocchi with Peas, Bacon and Mustard

 1 cup thick-cut bacon, chopped
 1 cup whole milk
 ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
 1 ½ Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
 1 tsp dry mustard powder
 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 lb prepared gnocchi
 2 cups frozen peas
 ½ cup whipping cream
 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
 ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1

Preheat the oven to Broil.

2

Cook the bacon in a 12-inch (30 cm) oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, stirring as needed until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain excess bacon grease from pan but don't wipe clean.

3

Add the gnocchi to the skillet and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 7 minutes, until the gnocchi is lightly browned and softened, stirring often. If the skillet is too dry, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil. Don't worry too much about the stuck on pieces as they will be scraped off when the liquid is added.

4

In a bowl, combine whole milk, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, flour, mustard powder, fresh rosemary and garlic powder and mix until smooth.

5

When the gnocchi is browned, stir the cooked bacon and the peas. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the milk mixture and cook for another minute. Stir in the cream.

6

Sprinkle the gnocchi with the cheese and place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is golden and lightly browned. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) yellow mustard seeds (optional). Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6