This is an absolutely delectable combination of unexpected flavours. For a super delicious, quick midweek meal you can use shop-bought gnocchi. I had some time and loads of sweet potato and decided to make my own sweet potato gnocchi which paired beautifully with the dish.

Here is a link to the sweet potato gnocchi, if you are curious!


Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Tammy Montgomery


  • 1 tbls butter
  • 2 pears cored and sliced into rings
  • 1 handful sage leaves chopped (reserve a few for garnish)
  • 250 g bacon chopped
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 250 ml cream
  • 250 ml chicken sock
  • 100 g blue cheese crumbled
  • 500 g shop-bought gnocchi or home made if prefered
  • 1 large clove of garlic chopped


  • Prepare all ingredients. Chop sage, garlic and bacon. Core and slice pears and crumble cheese.
  • Bring a large frying pan up to medium heat and add butter, once melted add the pear rings and fry for 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and sage. Fry for a further 4 minutes. Add the bacon and fry for 6 minutes.
  • Next add the wine, simmer for 5 minutes before adding the cream and stock and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Use this time to cook your gnocchi.
  • Finish off with blue cheese and season to taste. Toss through the gnocchi and garnish with Sage leaves. Bon AppĂ©tit