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Gnocchi with Pancetta, Mushroom and Spinach

This gnocchi dish is so delicious it will become a family favorite!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gnocchi with pancetta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 528kcal




  • 1 pound ricotta cheese full fat
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound Gnocchi recipe here

Pancetta and Veggies

  • 6 ounces pancetta chopped
  • 10 ounces baby portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or 2 cloves, crushed



  • Make the gnocchi according to these directions here
  • Set some water on to boil and salt it
  • Heat a sauté pan on medium, I use a cast iron wok
  • Add pancetta and sauté for 6 minutes or until meat has crisped up
  • Remove pancetta and set aside
  • Add oil, spinach and mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes.  Right before the veggie is done, add the garlic
  • Place veggies in a serving dish
  • Cook gnocchi, it only takes 5 minutes if that, when it floats, fish out of water and place in a serving bowl
  • Ladle some gnocchi on a plate
  • Add spinach and mushroom mixture over the gnocchi
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


You can make this vegetarian by just omitting the pancetta! I will add 10 minutes to the time for how long it takes to make gnocchi.
Helpful tips
  • You can use store bought gnocchi but it is so easy to make. Once you make your own, you'll never go back to store bought again.
  • You can save time and make the gnocchi the day before or even weeks ahead. Gnocchi freezes well and only takes 5 minutes to cook even out of the freezer.
  • You don't need a lot of water to cook gnocchi. I usually fill a stockpot with 3 - 4 inches of water.
  • As you fish the gnocchi out of the water, add it to a bowl so you can drain it again of water before adding to the cooked vegetables.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2560IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4.9mg