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Gnocchi & Bacon Gratin with Garlic Bechamel

Gnocchi Gratin with Garlic Bechamel

Gnocchi Gratin with garlic bechamel is creamy, dreamy, garlicky, bacony, and all around comfort in a bowl. Great as a side or main dish!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Gnocchi Gratin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1106kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 17 oz package gnocchi
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • scant 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter


  • Bring large pot of water to boil.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs and butter into small skillet and place on medium heat. Once butter melts, stir breadcrumbs around to moisten completely and brown lightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once bacon is cooked and crisp, remove from skillet onto paper towels to drain. Leave 1 tablespoon bacon grease in pan and melt in 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Grate in garlic cloves and cook 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour and whisk. Cook 1-2 minutes and then whisk in milk slowly to prevent lumps.
  • Add in salt, pepper and nutmeg and reduce heat to low. Pour gnocchi into boiling water and cook until they start to float, 2-3 minutes. While gnocchi is cooking, crumble cooked bacon.
  • Drain gnocchi and stir into sauce. Add in bacon. Pour entire contents into buttered baking dish and sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes and serve hot.


Calories: 1106kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1692mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 11mg