Ramen Gnocchi Carbonara

Ramen Gnocchi Carbonara
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
45 mins
5 cups


  • 3 3 ounce packages chicken-flavor ramen noodles, crushed

  • 2 ¼ cup cold milk

  • 5 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 6 egg yolks

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 ¾ cup milk

  • 3 tablespoon sour cream garlic-flavor dip or sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling.

  2. In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups milk and one of the seasoning packets (discard remaining seasoning packets or reserve for another use). Microwave 2 minutes. Stir in crushed noodles; let stand 1 minute.

  3. Transfer noodle mixture, the remaining 3/4 cup cold milk, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter to a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Add egg yolks, one at a time, processing well between each addition. (This process could take 4 to 5 minutes.)

  4. Carefully transfer noodle dough to a large resealable plastic bag. Snip 1/2 inch from one corner of the plastic bag. Working in batches, carefully pipe dough in 1-inch pieces into the boiling water, using a small knife or thin spatula to cut the dough pieces off.

  5. Cook until gnocchi begin to float. Using a slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi to a tray. Pat dry. When cool enough to handle, toss gnocchi with cooking spray to keep them from sticking.

  6. In an extra-large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon paper towels; reserve drippings in skillet. Stir 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter into the drippings. Working in batches, add gnocchi and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, adding more butter if needed. Remove gnocchi from skillet. Add the 1 3/4 cups milk, the sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and flour. Whisk until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add gnocchi, reserved bacon, and peas to skillet, stirring gently to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and, if desired, parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

914 Calories
63g Fat
57g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 914
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 381mg 127%
Sodium 1243mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3.8mg 19%
Calcium 395mg 30%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 538mg 11%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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