Gnocchi in red pepper sauce with crispy pancetta and shredded mozzarella

Gnocchi in red pepper sauce with crispy pancetta and shredded mozzarella

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Health conscious
  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • Woolworths Pinot Grigio 2007


  • 500 g fresh gnocchi
  • 15 ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 x 80 g packs pancetta cubes
  • 1 x 200 g jar organic-red-pepper spread
  • 2 x 50 g packs Discovery baby leaves, refreshed
  • 1 x 200 g ball buff alo mozzarella, for serving
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Bring to a boil a large saucepan of salted water. Add the gnocchi, cook for a few minutes, until all the pieces float to the surface, then drain.

Place a pan over a medium to high heat then add the olive oil. When hot, fry the pancetta until crisp. Drain the cubes on paper towel.

Combine the warm gnocchi with the red-pepper spread, until evenly coated. Divide the baby leaves among four dishes then top with the gnocchi and crisp pancetta.

To serve, scatter over torn chunks of mozzarella and finish with a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Season to taste.

Cook’s tip: Substitute the pancetta cubes with pancetta "wafers". Using a cookie-cutter, cut out circles from a few sheets of pancetta, then place on a lightly greased baking tray and roast until crisp.

Per serving: 2349.9kJ, 22.5g protein, 31.9g fat, 36g carbs

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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