Meal Kit

Smoky Gnocchi Carbonara

with Parmesan and almonds

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts

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More than just a clever name and a pretty face, this dish is built for comfort from the ground up. Gnocchi are like little pillows of potato dumplings, and we toss them in a creamy carbonara sauce with bacon, peas, and Parmesan cheese. But we can't stop, won't stop there, because we add a delicious twist with smoked almonds for a truly unique flavor experience.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    1 oz. Smoked Almonds
  • 5 oz. Frozen Peas
  • 6 Bacon Strips
  • Info
    1 Package Fresh Gnocchi
  • Info
    12 fl. oz. Canned Evaporated Whole Milk
  • Info
    1½ oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince parsley, both stems and leaves. Mince garlic. Coarsely chop smoked almonds. Rinse peas under warm water if still frozen. On a separate cutting board, slice bacon across its length into ⅓" wide pieces.

  2. 2

    Cook the Gnocchi

    Once water is boiling, add gnocchi to pot and cook 2-3 minutes until gnocchi begin to float. Drain in colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking process. Place back in pot and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil to prevent from sticking together. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Make the Sauce

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium pan over medium heat. Add diced bacon and cook 8-10 minutes, or until bacon is crispy. Transfer cooked bacon to towel-lined plate and pour off all but 2 tsp. of bacon drippings from pan. Add garlic to pan and cook 30 seconds. Add evaporated milk and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook 2 minutes, while stirring until slightly thickened. Add peas and half the Parmesan and cook 1 minute, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and swirl in butter. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  4. 4

    Toss the Pasta

    Add gnocchi to pan containing sauce and toss until gnocchi is completely coated.

  5. 5

    Plate the Dish

    Place tossed pasta in plate or bowl. Garnish with parsley, bacon, remaining shaved Parmesan, and almonds.

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