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Easy Gnocchi Alfredo

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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CourseMain Course
Keyword30 minute, pasta
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings8 Servings


  • 1 pound pork sausage any type of sausage is great, my family likes the hot pork sausage. You can even eliminate it, if you like.
  • 16 oz gnocchi. I use boxed gnocchi but frozen gnocchi works great, too. If you use a 20oz package add an additional ¼ cup more water. note– there is a brand of gnocchi that is gluten-free, if you need it.
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 small onion
  • 15 oz jar alfredo sauce
  • 4 oz sliced water chestnuts drained.
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of water
  • 10 oz pkg frozen sweet peas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper if you are using a hot sausage you might want to eliminate this
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet or a dutch oven, brown the pork sausage with the onion until the sausage is cooked and the onion is translucent. Drain, if necessary.
  • Add the alfredo sauce, water chestnuts, and nutmeg.
  • Use the ½ cup of water to rinse the alfredo jar and add to the pan.
  • Bring to a low boil, add the gnocchi, turn the heat down and simmer, covered, for 6 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Stir and check for tenderness of the gnocchi. Most likely you will need to continue simmering for another 4 minutes.
  • When the gnocchi is just done (it will continue to cook as it sits) add the frozen peas. Stir.
  • Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. The gnocchi will continue to cook and the peas will become perfectly crisp-tender.
  • Stir in the lemon juice & red pepper.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


If desired, serve with shredded parmesan & chopped parsley on top.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg