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Keto Gnocchi with Bacon and Cream Sauce

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Our Homemade Keto Gnocchi with Bacon and Cream Sauce enriched with flavorful Cheese is the best Comfort Keto Food you have been looking for. Fully Grain-Free, Low Carb, and Gluten-Free, this Simple Keto Dinner would be your go-to favorite of all.

Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese placed on a metal plate
Keto Gnocchi Bacon Cream Sauce

Keto Gnocchi Recipe

Following our popular Homemade Keto Gnocchi post, where I have explained everything possible on how to make the best Keto Gnocchi you will love, I could not just stop right there.

Adding flavors and different sauces only adds to various ways that our Gnocchi can be used as. 

With flavorful Fresh Spinach Gnocchi Sauce to start, I am continuing to add one more, which is something similar to an Alfredo Sauce.

Keto Gnocchi with Coconut flour

Can I swap Coconut Flour to make Gnocchi?

You might have asked. 

I have done it while my trials and therefore have the right answer for you. 

No, I would not suggest swapping the Coconut Flour with Almond flour in this Keto Recipe.

Using Almond Flour would make those Low Carb Gnocchi much softer and difficult to shape. They also do not cook well using almond flour.

But if you are worried about the coconut taste, you should not.

There is no aftertaste of coconuts at all in this recipe. 

All you get is beautiful Pilowy Pasta texture as Gnocchi Di Patate should be. 

Keto Alfredo Sauce

I could have made them with original Alfredo Sauce, but that might come some other time. I have decided to make a few changes for you because I just know my ways are as flavorful as Alfredo sauce would be, if not even better.

Keto Bacon Recipe

Bacon is being used in our lifestyle frequently and everyone loves Bacon. 

I could not have left it out and instead of original butter in Alfredo Sauce, I have replaced that with bacon, which gives us the fat content, but the additional flavor and taste. 

Keto Gnocchi Bacon Alfredo with chives in a white casserole
Keto Gnocchi Orecchiette Bacon Alfredo Sauce

Cheese

Parmesan Cheese is used in Alfredo Sauce and that is the second ingredient I have swapped. I have chosen to use ordinary hard cheese as that is something you always have in your fridge.

And I wanted to have this recipe for you with the ingredients you always at home. 

I have used Emmental Cheese, but use the one you prefer and have at home. 

So not an Alfredo Sauce Keto Gnocchi, but Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cream sauce. 

Keto Pasta

This Cheesy Bacon Keto Sauce is perfect not only with Gnocchi but you can use it together with our Keto Egg Noodles or Fiber Noodles as well. Choose what you like and enjoy. 

Orecchiette

As you see in the images, I have decided to go with the Orecchiette pasta shape as I found that is super simple to achieve. 

All you have to do is roll the Keto gnocchi dough into small balls and using your thumb gently press in the middle to make the little tiny ear-like shape as Italians call it. 

You can see the whole process in our Video for better understanding. 

Our Keto Gnocchi is easy to use, boiled in the water like normal pasta would be, and can be enjoyed with anything you can imagine.

My next idea is to make something sweet with them.

Keto Gnocchi Orecchiette Bacon Alfredo Sauce pasta shape raw
Coconut Flour Low Carb Gnocchi with Cream Sauce

Portion Control

I have to let you know, that after having this comforting food for dinner, I have decided to split the whole recipe into 4 portions. 

It is extra filling and even after you might think this is little, you will not be able to finish it.

Calories for a portion are pretty high at 309 and therefore extra filling. 

How To Make Keto Gnocchi Bacon Cream Sauce?

Kitchen Gadgets Needed:

Ingredients needed:

Keto Gnocchi:

Sauce:

  • Bacon
  • Heavy Cream
  • Hard Cheese
  • Fresh Chives – Optional

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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR KETO GNOCCHI BACON AND CREAM SAUCE

First Step: Keto Gnocchi

Mix all of the ingredients for Gnocchi into a dough. Cut into 4 pieces and roll into a log. Each log is cut into small pieces.

More detailed instructions together with steps can be seen in a Homemade Keto Gnocchi post. 

Keto Gnocchi Pasta Recipe rolling and cutting into shapes

Second Step: Orecchiette Shape

Take each piece into your hand and roll it into a tiny ball. 

Once done, press into the middle with your finger to shape into Orecchiette.

Cheesy Bacon Keto Gnocchi shaping orecchiette pasta
Keto Gnocchi Bacon Alfredo

Third Step: Cook Gnocchi

Place gnocchi into boiling water, where you have added a bit of oil and salt. This will help gnocchi not stick together. 

Cook for approximately 5 minutes. 

Coconut Flour Low Carb Gnocchi with Cream Sauce cooking in the water
Keto Gnocchi Cream Sauce

Fourth Step: Ingredients

In the meantime prepare all of the ingredients for Keto Alfredo Sauce with Bacon. 

Keto Gnocchi Bacon Alfredo ingredients needed
Keto Gnocchi Orecchiette Bacon Alfredo Sauce

Fifth Step: Bacon

If you do have bacon slices, cut them into small squares. 

For the sauce, cook your bacon first until golden brown. 

Keto Gnocchi With Bacon Cream Sauce cooking bacon until golden brown
Cheesy Bacon Keto Gnocchi

Sixth Step: Cream and Cheese

Once the bacon is golden brown, add Heavy Cream and grated Cheese. 

Keto Gnocchi Orecchiette Bacon Alfredo Sauce adding cream and cheese
Coconut Flour Low Carb Gnocchi with Cream Sauce

Seventh Step: Cook

Cook the sauce for few minutes until all of the cheese is melted.

If you feel that you would like the sauce a bit thicker, add a pinch of xanthan gum or gelatin in. 

Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese cooking the sauce
Keto Gnocchi With Bacon Cream Sauce

Eight Step: Pour

Place your Gnocchi into a bowl and add a scoop of the sauce. 

One scoop is more than enough as you will find this meal is filling. 

Keto Gnocchi Cream Sauce pouring over the gnocchi
Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese

Ninth Step: Decorate

To make it a bit more colorful and add a bit of freshness, you can cut fresh chives on top. 

Coconut Flour Low Carb Gnocchi with Cream Sauce cutting chives with scissors
Keto Gnocchi Cream Sauce

Tips and tricks

  • Gnocchi shape – I have chosen the Orecchiette shape, but you can choose whatever you like more. More shapes are in our Homemade Keto Gnocchi Post. 
  • 4 Portions – after my family had this dish for dinner, I have decided to divide it into 4 portions as this dish is filling and we were not able to eat the whole portion even though it did look tiny. 
  • Thicker sauce – if you feel that you would like to have your sauce a bit thicker, add a pinch of Xanthan Gum or gelatin in. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How Do you Thicken a Keto Sauce?

There are various ways you can thicken any of the Keto Sauce or Low Carb Soup if you prefer. 

In our case, I would suggest adding either a pinch of Xanthan Gum or Gelatin while the sauce is boiling. 

Using Xanthan gum, you have to be careful as a bit more can end up having a jelly-like texture sauce. 
For any other recipes, you can use either avocado or cauliflower to thicken your sauce or soup. 

Can I make Keto Gnocchi in advance?

You can certainly make your gnocchi a day in advance and have them stored in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze the raw gnocchi and take them out whenever needed. 

Cheesy Bacon Keto Gnocchi on a grey plate
Keto Gnocchi Bacon Alfredo

How Can I store Gnocchi Bacon Cream Sauce?

I would suggest storing Gnocchi and sauce separately if you are planning to store them.

Place each into the Mason Jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If longer, freeze. 

Can I Freeze Gnocchi sauce?

You can certainly store this low-carb sauce in a mason jar in the freezer. 

If ready to use, take it out of the freezer the night before and let it thaw naturally. 

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Keto Gnocchi Cream Sauce in a grey plate
Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese

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Keto Gnocchi with Bacon and Cream Sauce

Low Carb Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese placed on a metal plate

Our Homemade Keto Gnocchi with Bacon and Cream Sauce enriched with flavorful Cheese is the best Comfort Keto Food you have been looking for. Fully Grain-Free, Low Carb, and Gluten-Free, this Simple Keto Dinner would be your go-to favorite of all.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Keto Gnocchi:

Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup (60g) Bacon
  • 1/2 Cup (100g) Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 Cup (50g) Grated Hard Cheese
  • Fresh Chives - Optional

Instructions

    Keto Gnocchi

    1. Mix all of the ingredients for Gnocchi into a dough. Cut into 4 pieces and roll into a log. Each log is cut into small pieces.
    2. Take each piece into your hand and roll it into a tiny ball.
      Once done, press into the middle with your finger to shape into Orecchiette.
    3. Place gnocchi into boiling water, where you have added a bit of oil and salt. This will help gnocchi not stick together. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.

Keto Sauce

    1. Prepare all of the ingredients for Keto Alfredo Sauce with Bacon.
    2. Cook your bacon first until golden brown.
    3. Once the bacon is golden brown, add Heavy Cream and grated Cheese.
    4. Cook the sauce for few minutes until all of the cheese is melted.
    5. Place your Gnocchi into a bowl and add a scoop of the sauce.
    6. To make it a bit more colorful and add a bit of freshness, you can cut fresh chives on top.

Notes

Gnocchi shape - I have chosen the Orecchiette shape, but you can choose whatever you like more. More shapes are in our Homemade Keto Gnocchi Post.

4 Portions - after my family had this dish for dinner, I have decided to divide it into 4 portions as this dish is filling and we were not able to eat the whole portion even though it did look tiny.

Thicker sauce - if you feel that you would like to have your sauce a bit thicker, add a pinch of Xanthan Gum or gelatin in.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 28gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 5gProtein 10g

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Valeria

Friday 19th of March 2021

Thank you Zuzana, we used these gnocchi for "bryndzové halušky" today.Even my foodie husband was impressed 😁

Zuzana

Friday 19th of March 2021

Yum, I want them right now.

Laura Honour

Sunday 14th of March 2021

I don't eat bacon, and used a Roquefort cheese (blue cheese). It went perfectly with this!

Zuzana

Monday 15th of March 2021

OMG, I love Roquefort so so much. Best baked on a piece of our Keto Farmers Bread.

Laura Honour

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Can I use Xanthan Gum instead of Guar Gum in this recipe please?

Zuzana

Monday 15th of March 2021

Not really,

Xanthan will make the dough sticky and difficult to form.