Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

30 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
  • ½ cup sliced shallots
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into thirds
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 466 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 65 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 92 mcg folate; 165 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,044 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 182 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 479 mg sodium; 475 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Folate (23% dv), Iron (22% dv), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 starch, 1 vegetable, 2½ lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 30

July 11, 2018
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By: Olivia
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!
March 23, 2018
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By: kimberlee
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.
April 30, 2017
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By: Barbara D'Angelo
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!
April 22, 2017
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By: Diane Peloquin Theberge
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
October 20, 2016
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By: Jessica Owens
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 : )
August 11, 2016
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By: DHaire
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.
May 09, 2015
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By: Laura Shelton
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
March 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 27, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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!
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