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A cast-iron skillet with cheesy gnocchi and bacon in it.
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Cheesy Gnocchi with Smoked Pork and Bacon

You can really get dinner on the table in no time. This gnocchi with pork and bacon takes less than 30 minutes, guys.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword game day recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 708kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 pounds Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
  • 3 slices Smithfield Bacon any variety
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • While water is heating, open the pork loin filet and scrape the bacon off the top into a 10 inch skillet. Dice the pork loin into bite sized pieces and add to the skillet.
  • Dice the three slices of bacon and add to the skillet.
  • Cook the pork loin and bacon over medium heat until cooked through, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  • Once water is boiling, add gnocchi and cook until it floats to the top of the water, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Add the evaporated milk, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to the hot pot that you used for boiling the gnocchi. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until cheese is nearly melted.
  • Return the gnocchi to the pan with the cheese sauce. Gently stir in half of the pork and bacon. Stir to coat in cheese sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Remaining pork may be refrigerated for use in stir-fry, sandwiches, or tacos.

Nutrition

Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1428mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 519mg | Iron: 6.6mg