Gnocchi with Prawns and Chorizo

A  simple combination of flavours turns a shop bought packet of gnocchi into something delicious. This recipe was in a free magazine I picked up in Coles supermarket.


1 Tbs olive oil
1 chorizo sausage, skinned and chopped coarsely
200g baby tomatoes
500g peeled prawns, raw or cooked, deveined
500g packed chilled potato gnocchi
2 handfuls rocket or baby spinach leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Harissa or Sriracha Chilli Sauce to taste (optional)

In a large non-stick frying pan or wok heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes, If using raw prawns add them now and cook, tossing, for a further 4-5 mins, or until they change colour.

Meanwhile cook gnocchi in boiling water according to packet directions, then drain. Add to the frying pan. If using cooked prawns add them now with the gnocchi and the tomatoes and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the rocket or spinach, toss well and season to taste. If you like a bit of heat, add some chilli sauce.

Serves 4

3 thoughts on “Gnocchi with Prawns and Chorizo

  1. Hi Linda. I will never buy shop gnocchi again. I found a fabulous recipe ages ago and I make it regularly. Takes 10 minute and is so good u just want to eat it tossed in butter and sage. Do u want it??

    • Yes please. By the time you make them and cook them in boiling water it would probably add 15 mins to cooking this dish, but I am sure they are much nicer than the bought ones.

  2. I guess Australian Chorizzo is more like our smoked sausage because the Chorizzo I bought was very loose and not in a casing. I also had to use baby spinach as “rocket” isn’t a produce for which I am not familiar. Regardless, the results were AMAZING! I did add some crumbled Queso Fresco on top and put a dollop of fresh crema on my serving. This will be a great meal for large family gatherings because it doubled easily!

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