Healthy Meal Prep
Skillet Gnocchi Primavera with Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe

Skillet Gnocchi Primavera with Lemon Cream Sauce


This vegetarian gnocchi recipe with a creamy, rich lemon and Parmesan sauce showcases an abundance of fresh vegetables and is the perfect option for a spring meal.


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon-infused olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons herb-infused olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package refrigerated gnocchi
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced diagonally
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste


  1. Heat butter and infused olive oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add gnocchi and stir frequently until golden, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and shallot; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, peas, carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, and squash; lightly saute until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly pour in broth and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Slowly add cream and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; mix to incorporate. Add remaining lemon juice and heat until warmed through and Parmesan is melted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Garnish each serving with tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan.

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Nutritional Information

Skillet Gnocchi Primavera with Lemon Cream Sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 5
Calories: 358.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 19 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 20 %
fat: 37 %
saturated fat: 66 %
cholesterol: 21 %
vitamin a iu: 134 %
niacin equivalents: 29 %
vitamin b6: 27 %
vitamin c: 126 %
folate: 19 %
calcium: 19 %
iron: 11 %
magnesium: 17 %
potassium: 17 %
sodium: 17 %
thiamin: 19 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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