Gorgonzola & White Wine Sauce with Gnocchi & Bacon

My friend, Barbi, inspired me to make a gorgonzola sauce for gnocchi, her favourite dish. And delicious it was! What a pity she was out of town. {insert smirk} And, please forgive this picture; my gnocchi wanted to be saucy that night. Or would that have been sassy?

gnocchi

At any rate, I wanted to make it a bit lower in fat than a recipe I have used in the past. First of all, one key item is milk and I don’t drink milk, so I had to find a substitute for that. Well, I had a bottle of chardonnay that Gregg did not finish earlier in the week. Thank you, Gregg, for this ingredient! The next item that was easy to switch out was reduced fat cream cheese. Don’t give me grief, believe it or not, there are organic choices at your local store. The only thing in life that I will not, no not ever, substitute is real butter. That is a given!

I basically followed my other recipe but changed ingredients and amounts. The result today’s blog post and Pinterest worthy!

Ingredients

1 16 oz. package gnocchi

¼ cup butter

¼ cup quality flour

1 cup dry white wine

½ package reduced fat cream cheese or 4 oz.

¾ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

4 strips crispy bacon, crumbled

¼ cup chopped green onion

 

Directions

Prepare pot to cook gnocchi per package directions, how much water, etc. Set aside to actually cook the gnocchi later since it cooks up so fast there is no need to pre-cook. But! Being ready is essential once the sauce is done due to the incredible aroma.

In a smaller pan or pot, add butter and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and blend to a smooth consistency, just slightly bubbly, approximately 1 minute. Add wine and whisk until mixture is thoroughly blended and thickened. Add cream cheese in small chunks and whisk again until well blended. Now is the time to drop in the gorgonzola cheese and stir to the consistency you desire. The sauce should be tempting you to dip a finger for a taste test. Please do so at this point. Turn off heat.

Bring the water pot to a boil according to package directions and cook the gnocchi until it floats to the top. Drain well and transfer to your serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi and garnish with bacon bits and green onions.

Bon Appétit!

#gnocchi #quickmeal #baconbaconbacon

 

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