Gnocchi Alfredo is a classic comfort-food combination. Try this easy recipe! It’s a great one-pan 15-Minute dinner idea when you are in a rush. You'll love the creamy alfredo sauce, pillowy gnocchi, and the texture of the water chestnuts and sweet peas.
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The gnocchi cooks up right in the creamy alfredo sauce and helps create the thick, comforting sauce. You'll be able to use only one pan and have this recipe done in no time. Save yourself extra dishes and time! And, of course...all of these ingredients you will have in your pantry ready to go and comes in at less that $2 a serving!
Key Pantry Ingredients:
- Potato Gnocchi. You can find gnocchi in the freezer section and the fridge section of your grocery store. However, I like to keep a box of the dried kind you find in the pasta section in my pantry. Be aware that most gnocchi has gluten in it but you can find some brands without flour. Read the ingredients if that is a need for you.
- Jarred Alfredo Sauce. Make homemade alfredo sauce, if you like. You'll need about 2 cups.
- Ground pork sausage. Hot and spicy is my fam's fave but use your fave. Or go without for a vegetarian option.
- Water chestnuts. I know you are a little leary of this addition but give it a try. The crunch you get from the water chestnuts is soooo good in this!
- Frozen Sweet Peas. Not only does this dish need the color of the peas but the sweetness and texture add so much. Give them a try on your first go-round of this recipe!
- Lemon. This dish can get very heavy without the addition of the lemon. Jarred lemon juice works just fine if you don't have fresh lemon on hand.
Great add-ins to try:
- Sliced Mushrooms.
- Cream Cheese.
- Fresh Garlic.
- Parmesan Cheese.
- Shredded chicken. And if you put it in the oven to broil you have a yummy chicken alfredo gnocchi bake :). Leveled up!
- On medium-high heat in a large pot or skillet you will sauté the sausage and onions together and, if needed, drain any grease.
- Add the sauce and other ingredients and stir.
- When it comes to a low boil you will add your uncooked gnocchi and gently cook the gnocchi on medium heat until the cooked gnocchi is the softness your family loves.
- If you like, you can pour the finished gnocchi alfredo into a casserole pan or baking dish, top with parmesan cheese, and broil it in the oven.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, if you like.
This gnocchi doesn't store for later terribly well because sometimes the sauce will split with it is thawed and reheated. But I currently have a container of it my freezer because my husband loves to have it for work. So, although I can't suggest it I will say... we freeze it ;).