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Gnocchi with Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -3 servings 1x


This incredibly delicious Gnocchi With Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto recipe can be prepared in 15 minutes or less! Enjoy!


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. asparagus, tough ends removed, and cut into 2″ pieces
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 (16 oz.) package vacuum-packed gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • (optional garnishes: parmesan and toasted pine nuts)


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and saute for 3 minutes. Then add shrimp, season everything with salt and (lots of!) freshly ground black pepper, and continue sauteing until shrimp are cooked (pink and no longer translucent). Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts of generously-salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add gnocchi to pan; cook 3-4 minutes or until done (gnocchi will rise to surface). Remove gnocchi with a slotted spoon; place in a large bowl. Add asparagus, shrimp and pesto, and then stir until everything is evenly coated.
  3. Add extra garnishes if you’d like. Serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light