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    Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.

    It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.

    Best of all, it can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Sounds like a winner to me!

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food. It’s a great use for leftover ham, and only takes about 20 minutes!

    You just can’t beat one pan meals when you want something easy, and that hardley takes any clean up.

    We’ve been cooking quite a few lately, like our Southern Braised Chicken, Mexican Casserole, and Mediterranean Chicken Skillet.

    This time we decided to whip up something easy with our leftover Easter ham.

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food. It’s a great use for leftover ham, and only takes about 20 minutes!

    Ingredients for Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet

    • Ham – if you don’t have leftovers, you can just use a prepackaged ham steak.
    • Gnocchi 
    • Peas – Frozen.
    • Sauce – cream and water.
    • Herbs – fresh basil and dried thyme.
    • Salt and pepper
    • Cheese – mozzarella and cheddar.

    How to Make This One Skillet Meal

    Dice your ham into small cubes, about ½ inch. Sauté it in an oven safe skillet. Let it caramelize it a bit, that adds a lot of flavor.

    Add in the gnocchi and frozen peas. Give everything a nice stir.

    peas and gnocchi added into the skillet.

    Stir in the cream and water, along with herbs. Let it simmer for about five minutes, until the gnocchi is cooked. 

    everything cooking in the sauce.

    Taste and add salt and pepper to taste (the ham adds a lot of salt, so you might not need any additional).

    cheese added on top.

    Add cheese on top and broil for a few minutes, till the cheese is melty and starting to brown up.

    Finished dish after broiling.

    What to Serve With Ham and Cheese Gnocchi

    It’s a complete meal on its own with protein, starch and veggies. Plus, it is pretty hearty.

    If you want something on the side, our first choice would be a fresh salad. Our Spanish Pipirrana Salad and Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad would both be great options.

    Some nice crusty bread, like our easy No Knead Bread, would also pair well.

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food. It’s a great use for leftover ham, and only takes about 20 minutes!

    Variations

    • This can accommodate any of your favorite veggies. Spinach, mushrooms and bell peppers would be especially great here.
    • Play with the cheese for different flavor profiles. How about some blue cheese or brie? Yum!
    • Make it a lighter dish by replacing the cream with half and half.
    • You can even go low carb, just swap out the gnocchi for cauliflower florets.

    Storing Leftovers

    This ham and gnocchi skillet makes great leftovers. Simply refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Note, if using leftover ham, you will want to use these leftovers within 3-4 days of when the ham was originally cooked.

    We don’t recommend freezing, as neither cooked gnocchi nor cream hold their consistency when frozen.

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food. It’s a great use for leftover ham, and only takes about 20 minutes!

    So, the next time you have leftover ham, or just want something super easy, cozy and tasty, give this ham and cheese gnocchi a try. The whole family will love it!

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    Ham and Cheese Gnocchi, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    Serving of ham and cheese gnocchi atop the Gypsy Plate.

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    Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet

    Yield: 4-6 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food. It’s a great use for leftover ham, and only takes about 20 minutes!

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 cups diced ham, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 16 oz gnocchi
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1.5 cups water
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into strips
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the broiler on your oven.
    2. Heat oil in an oven safe skillet over medium high heat. Add in diced ham and sauté, turning from time to time, until it start to caramelize, about 5 minutes.
    3. Add peas, gnocchi, water, cream and herbs. Simmer until gnocchi is tender, about 5 minutes.
    4. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste (the ham adds a lot of salt, so you might not need any additional).
    5. Sprinkle shredded cheeses atop the gnocchi mixture. Broil until cheese is melty and starting to turn golden brown. This time will vary depending on the strength of your broiler, check on it after 2 minutes.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 404Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 92mgSodium 683mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 22g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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