Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon

This Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon is comfort Food at its Best! Everything tastes better with Bacon right? Awesome comfort food!

bowl of chicken alfredo gnocchi

I think Gnocchi is seriously underrated. No different than making pasta and great in a casserole like this Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon.

potato gnocchi in saucepan

If you’ve never heard of potato gnocchi it’s basically an Italian Pasta made out of mashed potatoes plus a few other ingredients. What I like about using gnocchi is it typically cooks a lot quicker than traditional pasta noodles.

potato gnocchi

Over the years I’ve made tons of casseroles and bakes and was looking for something a little different to make.

gnocchi bake ready for oven

As with most of my recipes, this one is easy to make and will easily serve 4 to 6 hungry people. How can you go wrong with Chicken, Bacon and Cheese?

gnocchi bake fresh out of the oven

While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.

gnocchi ready to serve

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

If you are lucky enough to own an Air Fryer, you can also follow my Air Fryer Bacon 🥓 post.

air fryer bacon

If you want to make this recipe even easier, use store-bought Alfredo Sauce. Won’t be as good as made from scratch but it will save you time if you are in a hurry.

Another way to make this delicious recipe super easy is to use some rotisserie chicken. For a recipe like this, you have no idea how much time you will save!

Bowl Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Cream Cheese, Garlic Cloves, Milk, Heavy Cream, Parmesan Cheese, Egg Yolk, Salt & Pepper, Potato Gnocchi, Sour Cream, Ricotta Cheese, Chicken, Green Onions, Fontina Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Bacon and Parsley.

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, garlic, milk, and heavy cream. Whisk the ingredients until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer as you continue to whisk. Turn off heat, and whisk in the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Add a tablespoon of the Alfredo to the beaten eggs and whisk vigorously. Now add the eggs to the saucepan whisking vigorously the entire time so that the eggs do not scramble. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  4. Cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Typically 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta cheese, chicken, Parmesan cheese, green onions, bacon, and gnocchi. Fold the ingredients together until combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the fontina and mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly.
  7. Remove from heat. Sprinkle bacon, parsley and shaved Parmesan on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Printable Recipe Card

Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake Bacon

Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon

This Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon is comfort Food at its Best! Everything tastes better with Bacon right? Awesome comfort food!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 792 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

ALFREDO SAUCE
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 8 oz Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • Salt and Pepper
GNOCCHI BAKE
  • 16 oz Potato Gnocchi
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Cups Chicken Breasts, chopped
  • 6 oz Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ¼ Cup Green Onions, chopped
  • 6 oz Fontina Cheese, shredded
  • 6 oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Bacon, cooked & chopped
Garnish (optional)
  • Dried Parsley Flakes
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

Make the Alfredo Sauce
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, garlic, milk and heavy cream. Whisk the ingredients until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer as you continue to whisk. Turn off heat, and whisk in the Parmesan cheese.
  • Add a tablespoon of the Alfredo to the beaten eggs and whisk vigorously. Now add the eggs to the saucepan whisking vigorously the entire time so that the eggs do not scramble. Set aside.
Make the Gnocchi
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Typically 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta cheese, chicken, Parmesan cheese, green onions, bacon and gnocchi. Fold the ingredients together until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the fontina and mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle bacon, parsley and shaved Parmesan on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 792kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 44gFat: 56gSaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 1504mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1855IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 934mgIron: 3.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Victoris says:

    This gnocchi bake is to die for. Very tasty and delicious. Served it to my family and they loved it.

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