Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Updated

Creamy gnocchi with ham and asparagus is perfect for a Spring dinner. Light, easy, and creamy goodness.

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It seems like spring is finally starting to arrive around the country. After this harsh winter, it is very much welcome. With spring comes the start of fresh produce and farmer’s markets. I can’t wait for the farmer’s markets to be in full swing again, it is always my favorite part of the weekend.

 I am so ready for spring that I already started some of my garden. I started a few things with seeds, and they are sitting by the window already starting to bloom.

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Asparagus and peas are two spring veggies that are easy to find. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, so I love when I can start to find it at the store on sale. Easter is coming up very soon, and I know I am going to have lots of ham leftover.

This creamy gnocchi dish is perfect to use up some veggies you have around as well as that leftover ham. Plus, it comes together in about 20 minutes, so it is perfect for a busy weeknight. I made this for the ladies of my cooking club this month. It received rave reviews. I think that everyone went back for seconds of this delicious creamy gnocchi.

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Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Potato Gnocchi, 1 package
  • 1 1/2 cups Asparagus, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1 cup Ham, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 2 ounces 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ham, sauté until ham starts to brown. Add cream cheese and half & half, stirring to melt and combine.
  2. Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to boil. Add gnocchi. After 1 minute add asparagus and peas. Once the gnocchi are floating to the top (about 2-3 minutes later) drain.
  3. Add to the skillet. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, and cook for a few minute until sauce thickens. 

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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 114
Calories 315

% Daily Value*
22%
Total Fat 14g
38%
  Saturated Fat 8g
34%
Sodium 817mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
21%
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?