Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce


Shelf-stable gnocchi is a great go-to ingredient for 30-minute meals. In this easy dinner recipe, it stars with two of summer's best fresh vegetables--sweet corn and arugula--for one bright and colorful dish.

Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • 2 small ears of fresh sweet corn or 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1 pound shelf-stable potato gnocchi

  • ¾ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, cut up

  • ½ teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and dried basil or oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 cup torn fresh arugula

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. In Dutch oven cook gnocchi according to package directions, adding corn the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Use tongs to transfer ears of corn (if using) to cutting board. Drain gnocchi and corn kernels (if using), reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse.

  2. Meanwhile, for cream sauce, in medium saucepan combine half-and-half, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, dried herb, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in reserved pasta water.

  3. Return cooked pasta to Dutch oven. Cut corn from cob and add to pasta. Pour cream sauce over pasta; heat through, if necessary. Stir in arugula. Serve in bowls. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, dried herb, and crushed red pepper.

    Gnocchi, Sweet Corn, and Arugula in Cream Sauce
    Andy Lyons

Change Up:

Replace the corn with 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper and/or add 12 oz cooked shrimp after tossing with gnocchi with the cream sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
13g Fat
46g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 908mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 234mg 5%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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