The addition of pulled pork makes this gnocchi dish a more substantial main course. Add crispy sage leaves, pine nuts and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Gnocchi is one of my favorite dishes and when I learned how easy it was to make at home, I started making it in all different ways, including this recipe.
Essentially, gnocchi is just potato dumplings, so it makes sense that it would pair so well with pulled pork. The two together make this a substantial meal that is an exciting way to dress up gnocchi. Also featured in this dish is crispy sage leaves, toasted pine nuts, and finely grated Parmesan cheese.
I am not kidding when I say that all of these ingredients together make a really addicting dish. When you eat the last bite, you’ll already be wishing you had seconds. You can use store-bought gnocchi for a simpler meal, or you can learn to make gnocchi at home.
It’s not difficult, but it’s not a super fast process, either. Hop over to this post where we’ll show you how to make gnocchi, if you’ve decided to make your own. It’ll take a few hours, since you have to boil the potatoes and then roll out the gnocchi.
How to Make Pulled Pork Gnocchi
There are two parts to this recipe that must be prepared in advance. One is the pulled pork, the other is the gnocchi.
You can purchase both of these ingredients already made, which will cut down dramatically on the time it takes to make this recipe. Or you can make them both yourself.
Once it’s done, you can shred some of the pork for this dish. I also like to crisp the pork in the pan before adding it to the dish. To conserve pans, you can crisp the pork in the same pan as the gnocchi (see below).
Once the gnocchi has been cooked in a pot of boiling water for about 3-5 minutes, you will toss the cooked gnocchi with butter in a pan and remove.
Then lightly toast the pine nuts and sage in the same pan with the remaining butter. To put the dish together, add the pulled pork to a plate. Add the gnocchi. Then sprinkle the crispy sage and pine nuts over the top and shave fresh Parmesan cheese over the whole dish.
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Pulled Pork Gnocchi
- 4 oz pulled pork
- 8 oz gnocchi homemade or store bought
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- 6 fresh sage leaves
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
- Cook the gnocchi in a pot of salted water on a low boil for 3-5 minutes, or until they float to the top. Remove them with a slotted spoon.
- In a pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the cooked gnocchi to the pan and toss to coat with butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the gnocchi from the pan.
- In the same pan, toast the pine nuts and sage in the remaining butter. Sage should be crispy when removed.
- Heat the pulled pork in the same pan for 3 minutes, then add half the pork to each plate. Top with the gnocchi. Sprinkle the crispy sage and pine nuts over the top and shave fresh Parmesan cheese over the whole dish.
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