January 27, 2014

Ham and Cheese Gnocchi

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Oh my goodness you guys, this Ham and Cheese Gnocchi is one of our new favorite, favorite dinners!! Right after Christmas I was looking for a way to use up some of our leftover ham, and I wanted something ultra cheesy, creamy, warm and comforting. This super cheesy Ham & Cheese Gnocchi nailed it! It’s kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a million times more decadent. First of all, gnocchi are basically like little pillows of dumpling goodness sent straight from heaven. Heaven, I tell you! I love gnocchi! Gnocchi and pasta are two things I think I could eat every day for the rest of my life. And when they’re surrounded by a cheesy, creamy sauce and beautiful, crispy ham?? It’s like I’ve died and gone to comfort food heaven. :)

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

The best part about this meal is that it all cooks in one skillet and it can be made in 15 minutes or less. Plus it uses easy ingredients you can always keep on hand. Yes to lightening-fast dinners and super easy clean up! :)

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Here’s all you’ll need: 1 package Potato Gnocchi — We love the DeLallo brand, and you can also buy gnocchi in bulk at Costco! Perfect for always keeping on hand. :) Cheese — Swiss, Monterey Jack, or Gruyere would be beautiful here, but I used Pepper Jack to give this dish a kick. Butter, chicken broth, whipping cream. Diced onion — I love buying frozen diced onions so I can always have them on hand. Baby sweet peas. And diced ham. I diced and portioned out all of our leftover ham from Christmas, so I just grabbed ours from the freezer. Easy peasy!

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Start by melting a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

When the butter is melted and foamy, add 2 cups diced onion. You don’t even have to thaw them first if you are using frozen onions like me. (That’s about 1 whole onion if you’d prefer to dice your own :)).

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Cook onions until softened and golden brown.

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Add ham and continue to cook until the ham is lightly browned, then pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer.

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Add the gnocchi, stir well, and cover and cook for 5 minutes.

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Then stir in the peas (if your peas are frozen, go ahead and dump them in frozen!), whipping cream, and plenty of salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

Swoon!

LOVE this Ham & Cheese Gnocchi!! It's kinda like a dreamy baked mac and cheese, but way more grown up and a MILLION times more decadent. Plus it all cooks in one skillet and can be made in 15 mins or less. AMAZING delicious easy dinner!!

It could not be any easier! Creamy, cheesy, crispy, gooey perfection. We love this one!! Hope you enjoy!! :)

Ham and Cheese Gnocchi

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
12 oz ham, diced
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi
1 cup baby sweet peas, frozen
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, Monterey Jack, Gruyere, or Pepper Jack)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened and golden brown. Add the ham and continue to cook until lightly browned.

Add the chicken broth and water and bring to a simmer. Add the gnocchi, stir well, and cover and cook for 5 minutes until the gnocchi is tender. Stir in the peas, cream, and plenty of salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Enjoy!!

Makes 4 servings. Click here for Nutritional Information. Adapted from Food Network.



Make for: Dinner / Main Dish
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57 Comments



 
 

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Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg January 27, 2014 at 5:17 am

Creamy, cheesy, crispy, gooey – it doesn’t get any better than that.

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Southern Gal January 27, 2014 at 5:39 am

I can’t wait to try this. I made Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup yesterday. It was my first time using gnocchi and we loved it!

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Kim Honeycutt January 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

First let me tell you this sounds awesome!! Now, being on Weight Watchers one might think this is a no no, but, with the nutritional information…I can plan on this for dinner one night with a salad and broccoli on the side AND room for something sweet. Sounds like a good dinner to me!!THANKS!! Pinned it!!

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Jenny Flake January 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

What a dinner!! That cheesy goodness! Mmmm!!

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

This has to be one of the best skillet meals I’ve seen in awhile!

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Ashley | Our Full Table January 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

I love quick and easy comfort meals that delivery serious flavor! I need a bowl of this for breakfast! :)

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Susan January 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

This sounds great! I’m going to sub broccoli for the peas, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us

P.S. When are you going to do a post about your cute patio swing and the pillows in the background?

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Amanda January 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Mmm, broccoli would be good too!! :) I guess I have to wait until this spring to do a post about the back porch, huh?? Lol! :)

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes January 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

What a great easy meal. Love the first cheesy photo.

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife January 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

I love “Mac and Cheese Gnocchi” so I know I’m going to LOVE this! It looks so good!

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Meagan @ A zesty bite January 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

I just had gnocchi for the first time about a month ago. I am now a huge fan and this is definitely next on my list.

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Coco in the Kitchen January 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Gooey, cheesy, salty, comforting. This is perfect for tonight! Thanks!

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Beth @ bethcakes January 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Ohmygosh, this looks incredible! And super fast and easy! What a perfect meal. :)

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Becky January 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

This looks like a great dish on a cold winter night. Looks very yummy and decadent. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Becky

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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron January 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I love gnocchi! What a fun twist. I can not wait to give this a try Amanda! Also, that photo with all the steam – amazing!!

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Sara January 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I just happened to have all the stuff to make this! Well I am using smoked sausage instead of ham and cheddar cheese. Can’t wait for my hubby to text me that he’s on his way home so I can start dinner! Sounds so good. :)

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Amanda January 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Oh my gosh, I bet it is amazing with smoked sausage!! :) Hope you enjoy!! :)

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Tiffany January 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

All that cheese looks divine! We love gnocchi at our house. I have a recipe on my blog for Chicken Gnocchi Soup if you’re looking for more gnocchi recipes. :)

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Sara January 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm

It was great! Very well-received. Not very much left. :)

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Elaine January 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Just made this and it is DELICIOUS & GONE. Note: if you have a teenaged boy, DOUBLE the recipe. He hoovered it up faster than I could say “dinner’s ready!”

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Tieghan January 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm

oh my gosh! I bet this is amazing and that first photo is just incredible! So cheesy!
LOVE!!

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Heather January 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

This looks sooo yummy! Definitely on my Pinterest food board now. Thanks so much for posting!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life January 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Oh my goodness! That first shot has my attention for sure! I love gnocchi and with cheese and ham, I can just imagine how doggone good this must be!!! Pinned!

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Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness January 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm

This looks like my kind of dinner… I love me some Mac and Cheese, but chewy Gnocchi instead of elbow noodles?! You’re a genius! This looks like the perfect dish to warm me up, while filling me up on this super cold evening!

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TammyO January 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

This recipe was every bit as good as it looked! It really came together fast! Everyone liked it! Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Sommer @ASpicyPerspective January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

One pan/skillet meals are comfort meals at their best! This dish sounds mouthwatering! Swoon for sure!

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Jaclyn January 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

This looks amazing!

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures January 30, 2014 at 7:49 am

So easy, yet it’s creamy, cheesey and decadent! Great one pan recipe!

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Nikki @Seeded at the Table January 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Oooh! I have some pepperjack cheese in the freezer to use up, and now I’ve got a gnocchi craving! Guess it’s time I add this to our menu plan! :)

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria January 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

This looks beyond amazing, Amanda! What a fun way to use gnocchi. Now I know what to make this weekend! (=

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Jane Grush February 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Amanda,
I made this over the week-end and it was fantastic. Thanks for sharing such an easy and yummy recipe!

Janie

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Bev @ Bev Cooks February 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

AMANDA, I want this. So bawd. It looks so freaking good.

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Amy February 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I made a version of this tonight but made some substitutions to meet our tastes. DH is not a ham fan so I used andouille sausage and subbed the peas for broccoli. I also just used 1-1/4 cup chicken broth and no water since I had to open a can anyway. It was very good! DH had seconds, which is always a good sign! I had never used gnocchi before but will again. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Micheline February 6, 2014 at 6:05 am

AHH! This looks so good!!! I need to make this soon.

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Michael February 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

Looks delicious, as always. I like that this is super simple and something to easily whip up on a weeknight.

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Dom February 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Drooling just thinking about it…

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Anna M February 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

I really don’t know if I love you, or hate you… EVERY SINGLE RECIPE on this site is so unreal. I made the cheeseburger-something-delicious pasta the other night, and I’m making this tonight. STOP MAKING ME EAT AMAZING FOOD! In all honesty, though, I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m excited about more recipes to come :D

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TaraLee February 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I’m allergic to tomato, which really limits my pasta/gnocchi options. Can’t wait to try this!

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Colleen February 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I made this tonight for dinner, doubled it, and used Parmesan cheese and muenster cheeses. Also only had fat free half and half. It was huge hit with my three year old, my parents and hubby!!!

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Amilia March 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Probably a silly question, but are you supposed to broil this in the oven?
Thanks! Excited about making this tonight.

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Dom March 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Made these tonight. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Easy to make, and really hit the spot after a hard day. Thanks for sharing.

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Nichole March 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

This looks amazing! Are the gnocchi frozen, fresh, or in the pasta aisle?

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Amanda March 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

In the pasta aisle! Hope this helps! :)

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Leigh Powell HInes March 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

This looks great. Can’t wait to try this.

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Cindra March 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Wow! Great recipes and presentation. Love the ideas and Cheesy, Gooey finger licking recipes. I can’t wait to try them out @ next dinner gathering:)) I will refer them to your site! Thanks

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Niki April 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I have a bag of frozen gnocchi. Am I supposed to boil first or dump them in just like the frozen peas?

Thanks!

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Amanda April 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Hi Niki!

I have never made this with frozen gnocchi. I might would boil it first. Hope this helps!

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Erin April 23, 2014 at 12:39 am

I just made this tonight and it was fantastic. I used mini gnocchi and Jack cheese. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Jenna April 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Made this with leftover Easter ham last night – I used pepper jack cheese. Very easy and very yummy! Thanks for the recipe! My husband is not as adventurous when it comes to food, so he wasn’t sure what to think about the potato gnocchi… I liked it, but will probably use shell noodles next time :)

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Tonya May 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Oh my yumminess!! Can’t wait to try this!! ;0)

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Courtney June 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm

What could I use besides whipping cream I only have milk? Is it possible to use milk? Thanks!

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Lilli August 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Thanks so much for this recipe, it’s been added to our regular rotation! It’s the fastest thing I’ve made in forever and best of all there’s gnocchi!

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Kaitlan September 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

This is so delicious! My two year old even ate it! I love these quick meals, they are so delicious! Thank you!

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jeana September 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

Do you boil the gnocchi first? I think I’m going to make this tonight with spinach instead of peas :)

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sara elizabeth September 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

i am putting this one under ” easy weekday meals”. Looks delish cannot wait to make it!!

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Janice October 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The last part of the instructions….Broil? Do the peas need to cook more than 3 minutes if I add them frozen (not use to peas, as I’ve never been a fan…giving them another chance). Sound yummy…can’t wait to try it….

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Kimberly November 22, 2014 at 6:58 pm

We made this tonight and it was delicious! To save money I made the gnocchi. It was easy. Thanks for the recipe! A keeper!

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