Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Gnocchi

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Gnocchi on a plate with peas and spinach

If we were to describe this shrimp gnocchi recipe in three words, they would be luscious, decadent and romantic. It has everything you could ever want in a Valentine’s Day dinner. But not only is it the perfect dish to impress your sweetheart, it’s also weight loss-approved!

Learn how to make this fancy yet simple dinner for two, which features tender whole wheat gnocchi, succulent shrimp and tender peas in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Gnocchi on a plate with peas and spinachThis recipe makes two servings, so it’s perfect for enjoying with your Valentine or even your weight loss partner. Or keep it all to yourself and enjoy the leftovers tomorrow! Either way, this dish is a satisfying meal that tastes like you’re dining at your favorite fancy restaurant.

Each serving of this shrimp with gnocchi contains 429 calories. If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can count it as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels, three Extras and half of a Vegetable serving. 

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 429

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 3 Extras and ½ Vegetable


  • ¾ cup whole wheat gnocchi
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. light butter
  • 12 oz. raw shrimp
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 2 oz cream cheese, low fat
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup green peas


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package's directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic. Once fully cooked, set aside.
  3. Heat light butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour and mix. Stir in the broth.
  4. Add cream cheese, parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Stir until well combined. Add more broth to thin out, if needed.
  5. Add in shrimp, spinach, peas, Italian seasoning and gnocchi. Toss gently to combine.
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