Lemon Gnocchi with Peas and Parm

Lemon Gnocchi with Peas and Parm

I could eat this meal over and over again. It’s the perfect side, easy lunch or vegetarian supper.  Warm gnocchi (little potato dumplings) tossed with lemon, peas and some Parmesan?  How can that not be good?!  Andrew wasn’t home the other night for supper, so I made this for the kids and me.  So good and so simple too!

This recipe serves four as an entree (more if you’re using it for a side!).

Shopping List
1 (16 oz) package of gnocchi (it’s in the produce department/fresh food area of my grocery store!
1 shallot, chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
the zest of one lemon (about 3 tablespoons or so)
about 3 cups of fresh or frozen peas
salt and pepper
about 1/2 a cup of Parmesan cheese, grated (plus more for garnish)
chopped chives to garnish

Bring a pot of water up to a boil over medium-high heat.  Once the water is boiling, drop in your gnocchi and allow to warm up (it only takes about 4 minutes).

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté your shallot in a drizzle of EVOO (about 3 tablespoons).  Your shallot will become tender just as your gnocchi finishes boiling.  Drain the water from your gnocchi and immediately add the hot dumplings to your sautéed shallot.  Add in another drizzle of EVOO along with the lemon zest,  your peas, a big pinch of salt and pepper and your Parm.  Toss everything together and allow it to just simmer a few minutes in the skillet.

Remove from heat and serve with another little pinch of Parm and some snipped chives.

That’s it!  Easy peasy!

It’s light, it’s fresh, it’s full of flavor and it literally takes like 10 minutes.


Lemon Gnocchi with Peas and Parm

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 18, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I love recipes with peas, they’re always so convenient. You’re right, this would make for a great vegetarian meal!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Summyr April 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

    I don’t like to cook meals when my husband is out of town either. This is a great idea instead of ordering pizza! Mom win!

  • Sheaffer Sims April 18, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Confession time. I don’t think I’ve ever had gnocchi. Time to change that.

  • Erika Slaughter April 18, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Sheaffer-I must confess the same thing. I didn’t even know what it was!! ???

  • Erika Slaughter April 18, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Sheaffer-I must confess the same! I didn’t even know what it was but I can get behind a potato dumpling!!

  • Narci Dreffs April 18, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Mmm! Give me all the gnocchi! I love that you included this recipe! Yum!

  • Anna S April 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I LOVE gnocchi! It’s my go-to meal. I often make it with shrimp, asparagus or broccoli, and some sort of pesto. Artichoke/ Spinach or Kale/Arugula are my favorite pestos.

  • Alexis deZayas April 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

    This looks so yummy!

  • Sarah April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

    This looks delicious! I heart gnocchi!

  • Ramona Greenspan April 18, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Perfect timing. I didn’t know what to make for dinner tonight. I just happen to have all these ingredients except mine are sweet potato gnocchi. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • Jenell April 21, 2017 at 9:36 am

    So glad you posted this! I had to substitute fresh ravioli for the gnocchi and basil for the chives(mix and match!), and it was absolutely delicious! Such a fresh and easy recipe-thank you!