Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad Recipe
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Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad

Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad Recipe - Salad with gnocchi and bacon? This luxurious holiday salad could get anyone to eat their greens!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 pound packaged gnocchi
  • 5-6 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, optional


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon to the skillet and sizzle until red and crispy. Add the shallots to the bacon and saut√© for 1-2 minutes. Then add the walnuts and nutmeg.
  • Meanwhile drop the gnocchi into the boiling water. Cook until all the gnocchi are floating, about 3-4 minutes. Once the gnocchi is ready, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to the skillet.
  • Add the cherries and stir. Finally add the lemon juice, honey and 2-3 tablespoons of pasta water. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the spinach in a large salad bowl. Pour the hot gnocchi mixture over the spinach and toss. Serve immediately!


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2585IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4.2mg