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Ground pork meatballs are seasoned with Alessi pesto and served with gluten-free gnocchi tossed in a creamy bacon porcini mushroom sauce makes for a delicious and elegant main dish. Simple to make, economical and it puts the wow factor into your home cooked meal!

Hi folks! I am excited to be working with Alessi to bring you this elegant Baked Pesto Pork Meatballs and Creamy Gnocchi recipe. I made the recipe using some of my favorite Alessi products and some new to me Alessi products. You can always find Alessi sea salt and Alessi vinegars in my pantry and now you’ll find Alessi dried porcini mushrooms, Alessi Balsamic Reduction and Alessi Gluten Free Gnocchi in my pantry as well.

I made these baked pesto pork meatballs with pastured ground pork, Alessi Pesto and gluten-free breadcrumbs. Then I baked them on a parchment lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. While the meatballs were baking, I made a creamy sauce using milk, half and half, uncured bacon, porcini mushroom powder (made by grinding Alessi dried porcini mushrooms) and garlic. I tossed the cooked Alessi gluten-free gnocchi in the sauce and served it with some of the baked pesto pork meatballs. Then I drizzled the meatballs and pasta with Alessi balsamic reduction.


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