PEAR, BACON & BLUE CHEESE GNOCCHI

PEAR, BACON & BLUE CHEESE GNOCCHI

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!

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PEAR, BACON & BLUE CHEESE GNOCCHI

Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Tammy Montgomery

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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