Crispy Lemony Gnocchi with Veggies and Pesto


This afternoon I wanted something lemony… kind of light with lots of flavor… and THIS was IT!!! It was really quickly made after church, MAYBE took me 20 minutes… MAYBE. It uses pre-made gnocchi so it took a lot of time out of it too. LOVE!!! I will be using this as a comfort go-to again for sure!! I also like that the gnocchi isn’t boiled, just sauteed, so it gives it a bit of a crispy outside and soft inside..,. like a delicious roll… mmmmmm…. !!!! 🙂

Try this one for sure!!


  • 2 TB extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 package gnocci (I used Trader Joes – it’s 17.6 oz.)
  • 1 TB smart balance w/olive oil
  • 1 zucchini (small, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 onion (small, chopped)
  • salt (& pepper)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 TB (or so) pesto (to drizzle on top after serving)
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 tbsps shaved parmesan cheese
  • zest and juice of 1/2 of a lemon



  1. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi then spread in one layer and saute undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Toss then add the lemon zest and lemon juice and continue sauteing for 3-4 more minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Remove skillet from heat then set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in another large skillet then add zucchini, corn, and onion and garlic, and then season with salt and pepper. Saute until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes and then saute for 30 more seconds. Remove skillet from heat then add half & half and parmesan cheese, and stir to combine. Pour mixture into skillet with gnocchi then toss to combine. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary. 
  3. Serve and top with more parmesan if so desired, and drizzle with a little bit of pesto.


Enjoy!! I know we did!

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