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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 31.7g; carbohydrates 64.9g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 3.6g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 164.6mg; vitamin a iu 1044.1IU; vitamin c 14.9mg; folate 92.1mcg; calcium 181.9mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 49.5mg; potassium 475mg; sodium 478.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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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
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
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
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: 3 stars
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
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
Rating: 5 stars
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: 5 stars
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: 5 stars
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
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