One sheet pan is all it takes for this wholesome and flavourful meal to come together! A mostly hands-off dinner that combines the flavours of mushrooms and bacon.
This post is a sponsored post. Food Bloggers of Canada had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Mushrooms Canada to bring you this recipe by Samantha of My Kitchen Love. Though monetary compensation was received, all opinions are our own.
This One Pan dinner is full of all of our favourite things, including crispy gnocchi, bacon, and tasty vegetables like mushrooms and peas! This almost effortless meal will be a new family favourite thanks to using tasty convenient ingredients that hold up well in the oven.
This simple dinner recipe is also completely accessible with the use of common foods that won’t break the bank. Frozen peas, a few slices of bacon, and versatile mushrooms can be found at the grocery year-round (always in season!) and easily added to any grocery carts at minimal cost.
In addition to being affordable and always available, mushrooms are also a good bang for your buck when it comes to nutrition. In this recipe some bacon is used, however most of the “meat” texture and satisfying factor comes from the mushrooms.
Mushrooms are a powerhouse for Vitamin Bs, many minerals, fibre, and hard-to-find in foods, Vitamin D. All mushrooms have Vitamin D, but it's the mushrooms exposed to UV light that have up to 100% of the Daily Value, while the others have a smaller amount.
We all want to do our part for the planet and mushrooms are also a sustainable choice that make meals better! More nutritional information can be found on Mushrooms.ca.
The crispy gnocchi, salty bacon, sweet and savoury peas, and umami mushrooms really pull this dish together so while it may appear “fancy” it’s an affordable choice families can get behind during these times of inflation and with the growing costs of food.
While cooking with mushrooms we’re also making a sustainable choice. Mushrooms are grown close to home with many farms across Canada resulting in less travel and fresher product.
These local mushroom farms have environmentally controlled buildings to replicate mushrooms’ ideal growing conditions making them fresh, in season, and more affordable to us all.
- Gnocchi can easily be replaced with boiled pasta. Simply make pasta as per package directions and toss with other ingredients prepared in the recipe below (omitting the gnocchi).
- Not into thyme? Goes SO well with mushrooms, but so does rosemary, parsley, and even dill – use one or combine the lighter herbs (parsley and dill).
- Want to go vegan? Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, double the mushrooms, and omit the bacon.
- The peas are a bright and great pairing here, however fresh broccoli, fresh asparagus, or even fresh cauliflower florets are all interchangeable with the peas. If using fresh vegetables add to the baking sheet with about 20-25 min left for broccoli/cauliflower and 10 min for asparagus.
- Mushrooms are non-negotiable …. They’re good for the plate and easy on the planet.
- * Bacon: if using bacon, using a thick-cut lean slices is key. If the only bacon available is quite fatty, be sure to drain/spoon some of the fat off the sheet pan at the midpoint and end of the recipe.
Other inspiring Mushroom recipes:
- Portobello Mushroom Baked Eggs – 3 Ways
- One-Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta
- Mushroom Mozza Breakfast Melt
- Mediterranean Grilled Mushroom Salad
For more mushroom ideas, be sure to visit mushrooms.ca!
- 227 grams white or brown mushrooms, sliced to ¼” thick
- 500 grams store-bought gnocchi
- 225 grams thick-cut bacon* (or 4 slices), cut into ½” pieces (* see note above)
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 2 large cloves garlic
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large bowl or on the baking sheet, toss together mushrooms, gnocchi, bacon, peas, garlic, thyme, black pepper, and salt.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then stir/flip ingredients. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until gnocchi and bacon are golden brown and crispy.
- Add lemon juice on top and stir to blend flavour in.
- Serve immediately.
Thank you Samantha of My Kitchen Love for Sheet Pan Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Peas and Bacon recipe!