Turn prepared gnocchi into a satisfying meal with the addition of peas, ham and a creamy, cheesy sauce.
Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole With Ham and Peas
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
1 (8-ounce) piece deli ham, diced
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 (17.5-ounce) package potato gnocchi
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
Preheat the broiler to high heat.
Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add ham and thyme and continue to cook until ham is lightly browned.
Add chicken broth and 3/4 cup water and bring to a simmer. Add gnocchi, stir well, cover and cook until gnocchi is slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Uncover and stir in the peas, cream, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve.