Creamy Gnocchi with Pea Puree

Gnocchi is a delicious versatile food that can be paired with a variety of toppings and sauces to spice up any meal. The soft dumpling can be filling as a main dish or served in a smaller portion and paired with meat or eggplant. This creamy gnocchi recipe with a pea puree easily stands alone with its tempting flavors. The cheeses and herbs pair together for a truly delectable dish. After preparing the sauce, the pea puree adds a unique flavor that guarantees the dish is sure to become a crowd pleaser.

The dish is best served fresh, so prepare it just before dining.

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Creamy Gnocchi with Pea Puree

This creamy gnocchi recipe with a pea puree easily stands alone with its tempting flavors. The cheeses and herbs pair together for a truly delectable dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 392kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

Pea Puree:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups cream
  • 1 lb green peas

Gnocchi:

  • 1 lb potato gnocchi
  • 5 oz asiago cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2-4 oz oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

Pea Puree:

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the onions and sweat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and cream. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooled, pour into a blender and puree the pea mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return to saucepan on the lowest heat to keep warm, stirring occasionally.

Gnocchi:

  • Mix the asiago cheese with ½ cup milk in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup milk using a fork. Add to the cheese/milk mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the gnocchi in several batches for approximately 2 minutes or until they rise to the surface.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the gnocchi to a serving dish. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi and toss gently to mix.
  • Serve with the pea puree drizzled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Gnocchi with Pea Puree
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 1012mg 42%
Potassium 346mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 20.7%
Vitamin C 28.1%
Calcium 51.3%
Iron 29.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Leftover pea puree can be frozen for later use.
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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Consider a simple side dish when serving creamy gnocchi as a main course. A simple green salad or vegetable is a good addition. Add garlic bread or bread sticks with the meal to soak up the extra sauce and not waste any of the delicious flavor. So, what are you waiting for? Have you made it yet? Just one warning, gnocchi is highly addictive. Be prepared to be fixing this meal over and over again.

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Joss is a home cook who enjoys cooking day in and day out for her family. Ever since she was a child, she had a passion for cooking and baking and knew it was the right path for her! She joins us on ‘In the Kitch’ to share with you some of her favorite recipes.

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