Gnocchi Bake With Pancetta and Red Onion

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is easy to make and yet tastes fabulous! As always, good quality mascarpone will yield a much richer flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the pancetta. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the red onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for a further 5 minutes, or until the pancetta is cooked and the onion softened.
  4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, sun-dried tomato paste, and mascarpone cheese. Simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi for 1-2 minutes, until they rise to the surface. Do not overcook.
  6. Drain the gnocchi thoroughly and place in a large ovenproof dish (I use a 10x6).
  7. Add the chopped basil to the pancetta sauce mixture and stir. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi and toss gently to coat it.
  8. Combine the grated cheese with the breadcrumbs and scatter over the gnocchi.
  9. Cook in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and bubbling.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!
Most Helpful

So good. Made #54858. Next time, oh yes there will be a next time, I will dice the onions and tomatoes finer. We made a 1/2 batch, thankfully because I think the 2 of us would of ate it all.

Tarteausucre May 02, 2010

Absolutely addictive, I just wanted to keep eating this, one of the best Italian dishes I have made! I used Kittencal's Easy Gnocchi for the gnocchi and added 2 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes to regular tomato paste. I did leave out the onion as I usually don't care for onion, but it still had plenty of flavor. Thanks for posting, we will enjoy this again and again :) Made for Holiday tag.

noway April 25, 2010

OMG - I loved this! I made it exactly as written, except I could not find the sun-dried tomato paste, so just used regular. I will be making this again! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! May 21, 2009