The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe. Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta. Serve with baby arugula salad with vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and golden in spots, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

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  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and shallots to the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring, until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus and broth. Cover and cook until the asparagus is barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add shrimp, pepper and salt; cover and simmer until the shrimp is pink and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  • Return the gnocchi to the skillet along with lemon juice and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; 8.8 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 165 mg cholesterol; 479 mg sodium. 475 mg potassium; 64.9 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 31.7 g protein; 1044 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mg vitamin c; 92 mcg folate; 182 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 50 mg magnesium;

Reviews (30)

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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2018
I loved it! Anything with gnocchi wins in my book. My first bite though I couldn't get enough of the sauce. Turns out my boyfriend doesn't much care for lemon sauces. He said "there's something about the sauce it's like it has lemon in it." Lol will be making again though and adding more veggies! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
Made this last night and I agree with others excellent! Even my 13 year old loved it. I did substitute lobster broth (Better Than Boullion brand) for the chicken broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2017
This was excellent I added some red bell pepper for color and used home made gnocchi. Tried it a second time with green beans instead of asparagus and that was also delicious. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2017
This was soooooo delicious my husband and I had a hard time to not eat the whole dish. Next time I will use a real lemon for my lemon juice. I used lemon from a squeeze bottle. And added a little more parmesan Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2016
Cook Gnocchi per package directions first! Gave 3 stars because I followed directions to the T and although it was very tasty the gnocchi was way to chewy. I like it when it is like biting into soft little clouds: ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
This recipe is really good! I made it exactly to the T from the recipe. Definitely will make again. It was a bold and strong flavor in my book however and I could only eat a small amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2015
Simple meal A great meal in one skillet that comes together so quickly. Have made it numerous times & it's always great. Have subbed red onion when I didn't have shallots on hand still delicious. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice it makes a huge difference & adds such a fresh flavor. Pros: fast Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Been making this for years. Love it! The recipe is spot on. Just follow it and you'll have a yummy meal. Pros: Easy fast delicious Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
This recipe was delicious! I made a few modifications - I made my own gnocchi and after boiling them I sauteed them with butter and olive oil before adding the shallots and asparagus. I didn't have chicken broth on hand so I subbed 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of white wine. Sooo good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2014
Flavorful Very good and super easy. I made a couple of changes to the recipe. First I cooked the Gnocchi in water in a separate pan and I also add a couple of splashes of Sauvignon Blanc to the asparagus while it was cooking. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
AMAZING & QUICK Love this recipe so much I have shared it with many of my family & friends. SUPER simple and SUPER delish! I didn't change a thing! Pros: Simple quick dish to prepare. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
surprisingly delicious! My daughter loves shrimp so I suspected she'd like this recipe. I put in a little less asparagus than called for -I never made asparagus before and honestly I didn't know if the kids would like it. To my amazement they loved it! This dish is definitely 5 stars in my book! We used a fresh lemon to squeeze the lemon juice needed and it was just wonderful. I will definitely make this meal again! Pros: I was afraid my kids would not like the asparagus - but they loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2014
Tasty low ingredient dish Halved the recipe for just me and my husband and still had a portion for lunch the next day. The sweetness of the scallions and the lemon freshness make this dish taste really fresh. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2013
Delicious and Simple Easy pantry meal but adjusted the recipe by adding some fresh Basil and capers. Did not use gnocchi because I did not have any in my kitchen so served over spaghetti still was delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2013
WOW! This is probably one of the easiest meals I've ever prepared. It's almost like a dish served at a gourmet restaurant. So easy to make. I'll need to make a double batch next time because my husband devoured it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
Quick easy prep delicious meal! This meal was so easy to put together! My fiance and I were getting ready to spend a lot of time prepping and couldn't believe it when we were ready to start cooking in less than 10 minutes! I had my doubts about this recipe especially when I saw the color of it (I have higher hopes for meals with vibrant colors) but it completely surpassed my expectations! The lemon juice added just the right zing and the Parmesan was the icing on the cake. This will definitely go into the regular rotation. Pros: Quick easy delicious healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2013
Fantastic quick meal for a weeknight This meal was amazing. The only reason it didn't get top marks was because I made some additions to create a stronger flavor profile. I added some red pepper flakes and basil at the same time I added the shrimp. I did end up using Trader Joe's frozen grilled asparagus instead of fresh but followed everything else to the letter. I will definitely add this into the recipe rotation! Pros: Quick delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2013
We loved it! I followed the recipe except that I used basil gnocchi from Cost Plus World Market and garlic olive oil. I made it for company having never made it before and everyone loved it. Pros: Easy to fix nice and light Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
Add to your weeknight reptile. I substituted green beans for the asparagus because it's summer! I added a generous tablespoon of fresh basil a pinch of red pepper flakes cooked the beans a bit longer than suggested for the asparagus tossed in 1/4 cup white wine near the end with the gnocchi. The added liquid made the gnocchi quite tender. Easy excellence. Pros: Quick very little prep Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
Even my 7-year old loved it! Sounds kinda odd but really good. Everyone cleaned their plates! I served it with a side salad. Pros: Light Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2012
Whole family liked it fixed pop with red pepper flakes our whole family loved this dish and I loved how easy and quick it was to make! Pros: super easy to make and quick Cons: needs a little pop Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
Loved this dish I loved this dish. I've always boiled gnocchi and never been very impressed but the recipe's instructions to brown them first in olive oil turned them into deliciously crisp little dumplings. I added some goat cheese and that complemented the lemon and parmesan. Pros: fast delicious a little out of the ordinary Cons: None! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
Quick and delicious! This recipe turned out better than I expected. I used whole wheat shelf gnocchi and frozen cooked shrimp and the recipe turned out great. Don't worry if there doesn't seem to be enough juice at first when you cover the dish to cook the asparagus the condensation accumulates and the later addition of lemon juice helps. The sauce thickens to perfection with the addition of the Parmesan cheese. I'll definitely make this again. Pros: easy quick tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2012
Cook the gnocchi first I had made a recipe from Eating Well before that called for gnocchi and the instructions said nothing about cooking the gnocchi first. I followed the instructions but the gnocchi was a bit firm and chewy. I forgot about that until I threw the gnocchi in the pan. So I added about a cup of water in the hopes this will cook the gnocchi a bit because this package is especially firm. Therefore my words of wisdom is pre-cook the gnocchi at least a little. It may be the intention of the writer to not cook the gnocchi but that doesn't turn out well in my opinion. Pros: Hadd all the ingredients on-hand Cons: Doesn't instruct you to cook the gnocchi first Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2012
This recipe turned out great and we enjoyed it a lot as is. I also wondered what the little leaves were in the picture and saw the comment that it was basil. It is good with or without the basil. I would probably add some next time I make it if I have it handy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2012
I made this dish for friends and doubled the recipe. I would decrease the amount of gnocchi. The picture in the magazine and above shows fresh basil leaves but that's not mentioned in the recipe. I would add basil in next time to liven up the flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
Delicious and quick. Flavors delicate and well balanced. I used less shrimp (3/4 pound) and less gnocchi (1/2 lb) enough to serve the 2 of us. There was some broth left at the end. Would use slightly less broth next time for this variation which may slightly increase the lemon flavor. Shredded parmesan was a great addition at the table. Will make this dish often in the future. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2012
Easy delicious weeknight meal! I followed the directions exactly and absolutely loved it. The lemon juice added a nice zest and I'd use a little more next time. Super easy fast and delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2012
Simple and tasty This dish was easy and quick to prepare. I used fresh gnocchi (from the refrigerator section) instead of shelf-stable because I prefer the freshest possible ingredients. The substitution worked out just fine. The result was tasty and looked much more impressive than the amount of work it required. The recipe could use more lemon juice maybe some lemon zest and definitely needs more salt. I will definitely make it again. Pros: Easy quick nice presentation Cons: Flavor is very mild- needs more spices Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2012
Easy and surprisingly light gnocci dish I loved the classic flavors in this and it was really light for a gnocci dish. Plus it was quick and there was very little prep. I recommend getting shredded parm instead of the powdery kind because that melty shredded cheese on top really took it to another level of tastiness. Also it ended up having a lot of liquid in the pan so I would suggest using slightly less broth. Pros: Quick and easy not heavy well-balanced Cons: Not for you if you want something with bold flavors Read More