Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi

This is another firm favourite in our house; mainly because it is so fast to make and because no one could turn down smoky, salty chorizo mixed with soft pillows of gnocchi.

This sauce is creamy and totally moreish. I could drink it by the gallon.

You could, of course, use your own homemade gnocchi if you have the time to make it, but I find fresh shop bought gnocchi fine.

You could also substitute different vegetables, but the texture of peas works so well with chewy chorizo and melt-in-the-mouth gnocchi.

Shop bought chicken stock is fine (try to use real stuff rather than a stock cube) but homemade is better – recipe coming soon!

It’s a perfect dish for children (omit the sherry if you like) and my one year old loves munching on the little bites of gnocchi.

This will serve 4 easily, and is ready in 15 minutes.

Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi

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Harriet Young
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 250 g chorizo sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 25 ml sherry optional
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 500 g fresh gnocchi
  • 400 g frozen peas
  • 30 ml double cream
  • 25 g fresh chives


  • Slice the chorizo and put in a high-sided saute pan on a high heat. Allow to crisp, then add the chopped onion.
  • Sizzle for 30 seconds then add the sherry. Allow to bubble down, and then add the chicken stock.
  • Bring to the boil and add the gnocchi and peas. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, until the gnocchi is cooked through (you know it’s cooked when it’s squidgy to the touch).
  • Stir in the double cream and chopped chives, then season.
Keyword 15 minutes, chorizo, gnocchi

Gnocchi Cooking FAQ

Is gnocchi easy to cook?

Yes! Gnocchi is so easy to cook. You can either cook for a few minutes in boiling water, fry, or simmer in a sauce (like in this recipe).

You can make gnocchi yourself using potatoes, or you can buy it readymade.

Is gnocchi good for you?

Gnocchi is good for the soul! It’s delicious. The amount of calories in each individual dish will depend on the additional ingredients you use.

How long does gnocchi take to cook?

Just a few minutes! You can cook it in boiling water in 3-4 minutes.

Want more gnocchi recipes? Here are 7 easy gnocchi recipes.

4 responses to “Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi”

  1. […] already know I love the flavour combination of chorizo and pea (Chorizo and Pea Pilaf, Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi) and they work just as well as always in this tasty recipe. Mixed with parsley and just a little […]

  2. Very nicce blog you have here

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