Pulled Pork Gnocchi with Sour Cream

Pulled pork gnocchi

Pulled pork and gnocchi are two things you don’t see together as much, but they go so well together! You wouldn’t think it was weird putting potatoes with pulled pork. So why not gnocchi? This version leans into the BBQ side of things and is loaded up with caramelized onion and mushrooms, as well as sour cream and pickled jalapeno!

The inspiration for this recipe

It’s hard to find a weeknight dinner that is satisfying but also can be on the table in under a half hour, and in December, I am so busy that this is really what I need most nights. I end up grabbing takeout most of the time out of frustration! Using shortcuts like buying pre made gnocchi and using leftover or store bought pulled pork can really help me make something quick. I am already out and about running errands and grabbing these things at the store makes my life easier but still gives me the satisfaction of turning on the stove and making something at home.

I came up with the idea of this pork and gnocchi dish. It’s almost like a cross between loaded potato and stroganoff flavors. It is hearty and filling for these cold nights, but comes together fast if you have store bought gnocchi and leftover pulled pork.

Cooking the mushrooms and onions

Cook the mushrooms first and remove from the pan, then the onions next. Add flour to form a roux.

onions and flour in the pan

The pulled pork goes in next, it adds a nice smoky flavor to the whole gnocchi dish.

next add the pork

Adding The Gnocchi

I have to confess, all this talk about shortcuts but I made the gnocchi fresh for this dish. I needed gnocchi for about 4 different dishes in the past week so I just made one big batch and used it for everything. Multitasking! If you do want to make gnocchi for this, check out this recipe.

beautiful gnocchi!

Toss the cooked gnocchi in with the pulled pork, onions, and mushrooms. Then add some sour cream and jalapenos.

pulled pork and gnocchi in the pan

Serving the pulled pork gnocchi

Pile the pulled pork gnocchi on a plate and serve with sour cream and scallions.

pulled pork gnocchi with sour cream!

This is the kind of dish I could sit down and eat and eat until I fall asleep.

pulled pork gnocchi with sour cream!

It really warms you on a cold december night!

pulled pork gnocchi with sour cream

Twists on pulled pork gnocchi

The roux in this pulled pork gnocchi is intended to thicken the chicken stock slightly. It probably would work just fine without adding the flour. You could also add a little of the pasta cooking liquid and that might help thicken it slightly.

If you want more unique spins on gnocchi, check out my saison bratwurst gnocchi, gnocchi gobi, or gnocchi chili bowls!

Pulled Pork and Sour Cream Gnocchi

Creamy gnocchi in a sour cream sauce with pulled pork, mushrooms, and jalapeno.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Mash-Up, pasta, Spicy
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 674kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 16 ounces gnocchi
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 12 ounces leftover pulled pork
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the mushrooms and onions. Cook about 10 minutes on medium high heat to brown on the edges.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook 1 minute. Add the flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring to combine and allowing it to turn a golden hue.
  • Meanwhile drop the gnocchi in the boiling water.
  • Add the stock and the pork and bring to a simmer watching it thicken slightly.
  • Strain the gnocchi and add to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and add the jalapenos and sour cream. Stir well to combine. Serve with more sour cream and chopped chives.

Nutrition

Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1759mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1031IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 8mg

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