Wow, was this a nice meal especially when green peas are available fresh. There is a lovely lemony flavor that gives an added freshness to the peas and spinach.

Lemon Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup soy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1 clove, garlic minced
  • 3 cups (packed) fresh spinach (3 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1& 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb. gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Lemon Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas


  1. Simmer peas with soy cream, red-pepper flakes, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and cook over medium-low heat, uncovered, stirring, until wilted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi in a pasta pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  5. Drain gnocchi.
  6. Add the nutritional yeast to the sauce and stir.
  7. Serve the gnocchi with the sauce poured over and optionally more nutritional yeast or vegan Parmesan cheese on top.


I used fresh peas from the garden, however frozen would also be fine.
If using frozen peas, do not thaw first, add them to the soy cream frozen.

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