Ham and Pea Gnocchi

My most requested Gnocchi recipe ever. Change up your typical weekly pasta dish and give gnocchi a try. Ham and Pea Gnocchi is an incredible meal that will excite the entire family.


What is Gnocchi

Gnocchi is made from potatoes and has a unique doughy texture. Sometimes gnocchi is confused for pasta, which it is not. Gnocchi has the texture of an airy light potato dumpling. It’s the perfect combination of soft dough in bite size pieces. I’ve recently been in search of an easy recipe that was infused with an abundance of flavor, this is it! 

The best cheese to pair with gnocchi

A blend of two different cheeses always enhances any dish. Thinking of my favorite Bacon Mac n’ Cheese and how the parmesan romano blend went so well with the gruyere cheese I just knew it would elevate this dish. So, technically this is a three cheese dish and trust me, you’re going to love it.  Pair the delicious ham and pea gnocchi with a side of buttery dripping Homemade Garlic Bread for a perfect meal.

Homemade Garlic Breads
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Ham and Pea Gnocchi

Ham and Pea Gnocchi

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 8 ounces of deli ham diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • one 17.5 ounce package potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan ramano


  1. Preheat broiler to high heat
  2. Melt butter in large oven proof skillet on medium heat
  3. Add onions and cook for 3 min or until softened
  4. Add ham and thyme and cook until ham is lightly browned
  5. Add chicken broth and water and bring to a simmer
  6. Add gnocchi and stir well
  7. Cover and cook until gnocchi is tender about 5 minutes
  8. Remove from the heat stir in peas, parmesan ramano, cream, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  9. Sprinkle gruyere cheese on top and broil until golden brown and bubbling about 3 minutes
  10. Serve immediately
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dish

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  1. Made this for dinner tonight… this is delicious and was easy to make! I love how cheesy it is too. Keep it up with the awesome recipes, Trina! 🙂

  2. I’m not sure what I did wrong (I didn’t overcook) but this resulted in the gnocchi becoming total mush. Flavours were still great though I might use a more robust pasta next time. I added mushrooms and spinach for a few extra veg for the family

  3. Made this for dinner tonight all I can say is delicious worth making for sure. This will be my new go to for leftover ham. It was so creamy and delicious. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I did change slightly I used 3 cups chicken stock instead of using water and I didnt have gruyere cheese so I used chedder, Monterey mix was yummy.

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