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!).
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.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
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
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 says
Confession time. I don’t think I’ve ever had gnocchi. Time to change that.
Erika Slaughter says
Sheaffer-I must confess the same thing. I didn’t even know what it was!! ???
Erika Slaughter says
Sheaffer-I must confess the same! I didn’t even know what it was but I can get behind a potato dumpling!!
Narci Dreffs says
Mmm! Give me all the gnocchi! I love that you included this recipe! Yum!
Anna S says
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 says
This looks so yummy!
This looks delicious! I heart gnocchi!
Ramona Greenspan says
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.
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!