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gnocchi pasta in pan with sauce, bacon and basil

One-pot gnocchi in truffle cream sauce (easy recipe)

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4.8 from 6 reviews

  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


A delicious, creamy, and rich gnocchi recipe that can be eaten alone, or paired with a perfect protein of your choice. 


Units Scale
  • 17 ounces of pre-made gnocchi pasta
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil + 2-3 leaves for sprinking at the end
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon truffle balsamic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • optional: grate in fresh parmigiano reggiano cheese


  1. Start by chopping up 3 cloves of garlic and a 1/4 cup of basil. They can be roughly chopped. Set aside.
  2. Then, cube your bacon and fry it in a pan on medium-high heat until it’s crispy and cooked through. Set it aside on a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  3. Add your herbs back into the pot and cook down until your garlic looks golden.
  4. Turn your heat down. Pour in your heavy cream, truffle balsamic and olive oil. stir and give the ingredients about 5 minutes to simmer together.
  5. Add in your gnocchi and cook according to the package (mine specified 2-3 minutes). You’ll know they fully cooked when you pierce them and they have an even color and texture. If in doubt 2-4 minutes is the rule of thumb.
  6. The cream sauce will start to thicken because of the starches from the pasta. You want that deliciousness!

  7. Turn off your heat, and top with bacon and a little bit of fresh basil. You can also grate in some Parmigiano Reggiano.


  1. This recipe is best served alongside chicken. It’s SO rich, but delicious. 
  2. If you don’t have truffle balsamic, it’s okay. Regilar balsamic vinegar will do just fine, or you can leave it out if you don’t want the acidity. 
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 305.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.4 mg

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