Polenta Bacon Gnocchi with Steamed Lobster

Homemade Polenta Gnocchi with Steamed Lobster

Homemade Polenta Gnocchi with Steamed LobsterNothing beats the taste of food in Italy.  I have only been once and I often think back to the tastes and flavors that I enjoyed during my time there.  Many would assume that the next best thing to going to Italy is a great Italian restaurant.  While I do love that (especially one that doesn’t mind us staying for a few hours) I personally get more excited to prepare an Italian meal at home.  If I can bring in the freshest ingredients possible, try out an Italian recipe that maybe dates back a few generations and pair the meal with some solid wines it is almost a given that everyone will be extremely full and pleased.  I used to work for vacations and make those few times in a year the big celebration time, but I realized that it’s so fun and easy to bring small celebrations into our lives on a much more frequent basis, and for me food is the vehicle that delivers this joy.

Homemade Polenta Gnocchi with Steamed Lobster

Being able to eat fresh meals to our family is very important, and nothing is better than homemade foods that taste fresh.  We make it fun, by grabbing organic foods from the local farmer’s markets and then cooking them as a family (we’re getting our kids involved in cooking early).  Eating at home can be so fun, not to mention cheaper and healthier than most options elsewhere. 

Today I am going to show you how to make a homemade polenta gnocchi. This recipe is very simple and quick, too! You can even freeze the gnocchi to enjoy a few days later.  So easy, more time with the family and relaxing. Just grab a variety of pasta sauces and rotate the accompanying ingredients and it’s a whole new meal.  I pair these homemade polenta gnocchi with delicious Bertolli® Reserve sauces. Their Italian sauces are so rich with flavors and bring me right back to Italy.  If you want to learn more authentic Italian tips which are cornerstones of many Italian traditions that we enjoy today, simply visit Bertolli® cooking school

Homemade Polenta Gnocchi with Steamed Lobster


If you haven’t heard of Bertolli®, I really think you’ll enjoy the story and especially the taste.  Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in the small town of Lucca, Italy 150 years ago in 1865, when he opened a store selling olive oil, wine, cheese and olives. As people migrated from Italy to America, immigrants wrote Bertolli® asking him to send crates of olive oil to America.  He obliged and soon became the first exporter of olive oil. Today Bertolli has a broad range of Italian-inspired pasta sauce and skillet meals. Their “Villa Bertolli” in Lucca Italy still stands, and Bertolli is still today at the heart and soul of Italian cuisine across the globe.

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Polenta Gnocchi with Bacon
Author: Posh Journal
  • 3 cups ground yellow cornmeal
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup slab bacon or bacon bits
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Bertolli Riserva Sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter
  1. Bring the water and salt for the polenta to a boil in a large pot
  2. Add in polenta, and keep stirring to prevent lumps
  3. Cook for about 20 minutes then transfer to a mixing bowl
  4. Stir bacon into the polenta with a small spoon, mix thoroughly
  5. Using a small spoon, scoop out portions of the polenta and shape into smooth medium-sized ovals
  6. Preheat oven to 400F
  7. Arrange the gnocchi in a baking dish, add parmesan cheese, layer with Bertolli sauce then sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese
  8. Put the baking dish into the oven and cook for about 25 minutes
  9. Drizzle with melted butter and enjoy
Steamed Lobster Tail
Author: Posh Journal
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 - 2 Lobster Tails
  • 2 -3 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Boil water in a large pot then add salt
  2. Place a steamer insert inside the pot, then add the lobster tail
  3. Cover the pot, then steam until the lobster shells are pink and cooked through inside
  4. Serve with melted butter

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  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Nov 10, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    That sounds so yum! What a nice meal idea this is. I want to try this 🙂

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks.. pretty easy to make and use simple ingredients

  • Reply platypus6 Nov 10, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    That looks so delicious! Making me hungry!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      give it a try and hope you’ll like it

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Nov 10, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    That looks crazy good! My husband and I have a date night coming up. I think we should make this together.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Nov 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Gnocchi will always be a dish that I enjoy eating, but I don’t have enough confidence to make it! Lol. This would be an awesome opportunity to try.

  • Reply Liz Mays Nov 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Oh this is an awesome recipe. We’ve been really into gnocchi lately and this would be an amazing variation!

  • Reply Jeanette Nov 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I agree that looks CRAZY good and I don’t like seafood! That just looks so good. I need you to come teach me how to cook!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:48 am

      oh no 🙁 I love seafoods

  • Reply Ana De Jesus Nov 11, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I am a vegetarian but even to me it looks pretty spectacular! Do you take the photos of the food?

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:48 am

      Yes.. i do..

  • Reply michelle Nov 11, 2015 at 12:18 am

    wow i need to eat asap because this made me so hungry

  • Reply tara pittman Nov 11, 2015 at 12:33 am

    This looks so good. I want some right now.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:47 am

      I’ll be happy to share some 😉

  • Reply danavento Nov 11, 2015 at 3:05 am

    great recipe will stash it on my virtual recipe box

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:47 am

      Thanks. I enjoy your recipes too!

  • Reply Ricci Nov 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I love Bertolli sauces but I haven’t seen this one before. This recipe also looks amazing!! YUM!!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

      Yes.. brand new collection 😉

  • Reply victoria Nov 11, 2015 at 5:28 am

    This is so so delicious. It making me hungry. I would love to try this at my home

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 5:45 am

      Thanks. Hope you’ll love it

  • Reply Lexie Lane Nov 11, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Your polenta bacon was really nice and looks presentable, I think it’s yummy and tasty, I wanna try it.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 11, 2015 at 7:53 am

      thank you… this recipe is very easy and quick, hope you’ll like it

  • Reply Tammileetips Nov 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

    This looks so good!! My husband loves lobster but I have never made it at home before, sounds soo good.

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Nov 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

    My hubby loves gnocchi and serving it with steamed lobster would bring him to gastronomic delights. Thanks for the recipe. It just looks so delicious.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Nov 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I have never tried making a palenta dish. I would love to try the gnocchi, looks delicious.

  • Reply Heidi Spears-Gray Nov 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Looks scrumptious! We love gnocchi and seafood so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey Nov 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Oooh yummm!! Something me and my husband would definitely go crazy over with! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Nov 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Now you have me craving lobster!

  • Reply Jaclyn Anne Nov 11, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I have never made gnocchi and now I am dying to make this – thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply lisa Nov 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    This recipe looks so good! I am a fan of trying new things, so I will have to make this!

  • Reply Eileen xo Nov 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    wow that is yummy – I am going to have to make this one for the family

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld Nov 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    That looks yummy! I love the Bertolli sauces. It’s a great brand. I also love their pasta.

  • Reply Melissa Nov 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    This looks like a good way to get my husband to eat seafood. he has always been a fresh water fish kind of guy.

  • Reply Emma Spellman Nov 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I didn’t realize that they came out with a new pasta sauce. It looks so good and this recipe looks like a lot of fun!

  • Reply Dina Demarest Nov 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Gosh you had me at lobster! I would love to try a recipe like this.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Nov 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    This recipe looks so delicious. i have never tried to make this before. I will have to get the ingredients so i can make some.

  • Reply Angie@chasingmyhalo Nov 11, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Yum! Everything about this looks delightful 🙂 your plating is beautiful too!

  • Reply Rosey Nov 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    That’s a great soudning gnocchi. I’d like to make this for guests.

  • Reply beautifullytravelled Nov 11, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Gorgeous Photos! Great Website! Tasty Recipe! I love Gnocchi! Kat

  • Reply Reichel Nov 12, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I actually just got a coupon for this sauce last time I checked out at the grocery store. I’ll have to try this recipe! Sounds super tasty 🙂

  • Reply Dogvills Nov 12, 2015 at 2:43 am

    That looks tasty! I’ve never had a polenta before. I hope I find it here because I want to try this.

  • Reply Jonathan Key Nov 12, 2015 at 3:53 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! Seems pretty easy to make too. We love Bertolli in our family.

  • Reply Kiwi Nov 12, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I would hold off on the bacon but everything else sounds extremely delicious. Anything with lobster is going in my mouth!

  • Reply Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green Nov 13, 2015 at 12:20 am

    This looks amazing, you have perfect presentation. My cooking skills aren’t that fancy.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      thank you! Just keep practicing and avoid too many things in one plate

  • Reply tonygreene113 Nov 13, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Bacon and I was good for this one.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      the saltiness 😉 so good! I love bacon

  • Reply Yona Williams Nov 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I’m impressed with this Riserva line from Bertolli. I really want to try out the Assiago Cheese & Artichoke flavor.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      That flavor is very good

  • Reply CourtneyLynne Nov 14, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Omg that lobster sounds so yummy!!! I so need to make maker some. Yum!!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      yeah… i love seafood! Especially lobster

  • Reply LifeAsAConvert Nov 15, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Now I am craving some gnocchi in a cream sauce. This looks so good.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Gnocchi in a cream sauce and sage butter. So yummy

  • Reply Maggie Branch Nov 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    This is a perfect family dinner! My husband would love the incorporation of bacon and in my opinion you can’t ever go wrong with lobster tails.

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