Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

This Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas is great comfort food with a nice assortment of flavors. Cheesy goodness!

gnocchi casserole ham peas

This Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas recipe was especially timely as I had some leftover Ham from New Year’s dinner and almost every other ingredient handy.

ham onions and thyme in skillet

If you’ve never heard of potato gnocchi, it’s an Italian Pasta made out of mashed potatoes and a few other ingredients. What I like about using gnocchi is it typically cooks a lot quicker than traditional pasta noodles.

gnocchi mixture in skillet

As I pointed out in my Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake recipe, I think Gnocchi is seriously underrated. There are so many dishes you can make using potato gnocchi.

gnocchi casserole ham peas

While I used a cast-iron skillet to make this casserole, you can use any skillet if it’s oven-safe. Most skillets will have a marking on the bottom indicating if they are oven-safe.

gnocchi casserole ham peas

Gruyère Cheese can be pretty pricey depending on where you live. If you don’t want to spend the money for just this pasta bake recipe you can substitute for a different kind of cheese. Just make sure it’s a good melting cheese. And also remember it will change the overall flavor of this dish.

gruyere cheese
Gruyère Cheese

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

Have a leftover Ham Bone and not sure what to do with it? Check out my Slow Cooker Ham and 15 Bean Soup recipe. Absolutely delicious!

gnocchi casserole ham peas

You will need the following ingredients to make this Gnocchi Casserole recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Yellow Onion, Ham, Fresh Thyme, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Water, Potato Gnocchi, Frozen Peas, Heavy Cream, Gruyere Cheese and Salt & Pepper.

  1. In a large oven-safe skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ham and thyme and continue to cook until the ham is lightly browned.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and 3/4 cup water and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the gnocchi, stir well, cover and cook until the gnocchi is slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat. Uncover and stir in the peas, heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until the cheese is melted and golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

gnocchi casserole ham peas

Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

This Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas is great comfort food with a nice assortment of flavors. Cheesy goodness!
4.13 from 8 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 377 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Cups Ham, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • ½ Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Pkg Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 8 oz Gruyere Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large oven safe skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ham and thyme and continue to cook until the ham is lightly browned.
  • Add the chicken broth and 3/4 cup water and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the gnocchi, stir well, cover and cook until the gnocchi is slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Uncover and stir in the peas, heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until the cheese is melted and golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 25gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 730mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 860IUVitamin C: 12.9mgCalcium: 470mgIron: 1.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Henry says:

    Love making this gnocchi casserole for my wife and family. I do most of the cooking and this recipe has got to be one on my favourite. Bravo to the chef for posting this recipe.

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