Gnocchi with Grilled Grapefruit and Asparagus

There are so many recipes for gnocchi, yet this is a true stand-out. Creamy potato gnocchi recipe with grilled asparagus and grapefruit. This combination makes a fabulous winter-to-spring transitional dish.

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It’s a tad bit cold outside, but I’ve gone as long as I can without grilling. This week the grill cover came off! I stood out on my deck shivering, with grill tongs in hand.

It was a worthwhile adventure. I made a discovering I want to share with you.

Grilled Grapefruit.

So good, I had to give it a fancy font.

Maybe you saw me share it on Instagram last week?

I figured, I’ve grilled every other fruit and vegetable, why not grapefruit? The results were divine.

DeLallo Potato Gnocchi

Grilling grapefruit wedges brings the natural sweetness forward (so no need for a sprinkle of sugar) and makes the flavor really pop in your mouth.

After trying this, I knew I needed to come up with a dish that allowed the grilled grapefruit to shine.

And you know how I feel about winter-to-spring transitional dishes… CRAZY over them.

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So I paired my grapefruit wedges with DeLallo Potato Gnocchi, lightly kissed with cream sauce and tossed with a spring favorite, grilled asparagus.

How to Make Gnocchi

Grilled asparagus offers that fresh springy feel to this gnocchi recipe, and the grilled grapefruit brings an acidic tang, almost like adding white wine to the cream sauce… but better.

Grilled Grapefruit and Grilled Asparagus

The combination of the pillowy gnocchi, the rich cream sauce, and the grilled asparagus and grapefruit wedges is mind-boggling.

You will die.

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Serve each bowl of creamy gnocchi with a wedge or two of grilled grapefruit. Either squeeze the juice over the pasta, or enjoy biting the grapefruit wedges in between bites of pasta and asparagus.

If you are still holding onto rich hearty winter dishes, but itching for spring, this gnocchi recipe is for you!

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Gnocchi recipe with Grilled Asparagus and Grapefruit

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe pink grapefruit
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 pound DeLallo Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 1 Tb. flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or veggie stock)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chives for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil. Preheat the grill to high heat. Place another skillet over medium heat for the cream sauce.
  2. Trim the white ends of the asparagus. Cut the grapefruit into 8 wedges. Toss the asparagus and grapefruit in oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Add the butter and flour to the skillet and whisk to combine. Saute the "roux" for 1-2 minutes until it starts to turn golden, then whisk in the cream and stock. Allow the sauce to come to a simmer to thicken, then turn off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, drop the gnocchi into the boiling water. Cook according to the package instructions. Then use a skimmer to ladle the gnocchi into the cream sauce, reserving the pasta water. Toss to coat.
  5. Grill the asparagus and grapefruit for 2-3 minutes per side, until nice char marks form. Then cut the asparagus into 1 - 1 1/2 inch segments and toss into the pasta. If the sauce has tightened up a bit, add a little pasta water to thin it out.
  6. Serve each bowl of gnocchi with a wedge or two of grilled grapefruit. Either squeeze the juice over the pasta, or enjoy biting the grapefruit wedges in between bites of pasta and asparagus.

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53 Responses to “Gnocchi with Grilled Grapefruit and Asparagus”

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    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 11, 2013 @ 6:23 am

    I love recipes that remind me spring is almost upon us! Thanks for sharing.

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — March 11, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Perfection! What a great idea to grill the grapefruit!

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    Cassie — March 11, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Love the sound of this! I bet the grilled asparagus adds such a great flavor. I adore simple fun dishes like this!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 11, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    This gnocchi sounds so wonderful! I love broiled grapefruit – will totally have to try grilled!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — March 11, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Lemon and asparagus is a favorite combo, so I can imagine how the grapefruit really kicks it up. What a stunning pasta dish, Sommer.

    PS. LOVE those gorgeous bowls.

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    Maria — March 11, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Love DeLallo’s gnocchi! The best! Great dish for spring!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 11, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Seriously. Dig. This.

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    Sandy @ RE — March 11, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    OM, this sounds SO good. Love the combo, friend!

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    Jenny Flake — March 11, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    What a delicious dish! Love!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 11, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    This sounds so fabulous!

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    Heather Christo — March 11, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I would NEVER have thought of this- but it looks simply lovely Sommer!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — March 11, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Gnocchi and grapefruit. Hello friends….my 2 favorite foods in a bowl. Very inventive Sommer. Love it.

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 11, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    What a tasty looking dish! I cannot wait for asparagus season this year!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 11, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I’m so intrigued by grilled grapefruit, and gnocchi is my favorite thing ever!

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    Julia — March 11, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Wow what a great combo! I am a huge fan of grapefruit but haven’t tried it grilled. I think I need to try this out!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — March 11, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Gnocchi in my freezer, grapefruit in my fridge, yes!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 11, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    wow, i can taste this already! grilling fruit is so delicious, i love how much more it brings out the flavors! this looks very comforting!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — March 11, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I’m intrigued. Now where’s my fork ; )

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    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — March 11, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    This dish welcomes in spring with open arms! I can only imagine how good it taste.

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    Gaby — March 11, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    this seems like such a delicious combo – and one that I’ve never tried before!! But give me a bowl of gnocchi and I am one happy camper :)

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    marla — March 11, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I’ll take your word for it ~ this is a stand out gnocchi recipe. One I must try asap!

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    leslie — March 11, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Grilled grapefruit? Yes please. I bet it just makes the flavor explode!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 11, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    This looks amazing, sommer! Pinning for a dinner soon.

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — March 11, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Brilliant flavor combo with the grilled grapefruit!

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — March 11, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Wow, I bet this tastes amazing! I have got to try grilling some grapefruit, what a brilliant idea!

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    Colette @ JFF! — March 11, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    How unusual! Love the flavours.

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — March 11, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    This looks fabulous, Sommer! I can’t wait to fire up my grill. I might be doing it sooner than later to try this!

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria — March 11, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    The Grilled Grapefruit DEFINITELY deserved the fancy font action! What a great way to eat gnocchi! (=

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — March 11, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    Hmmm, what an interesting combination and I absolutely love it! What creative dish!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 12, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    I love this idea of serving grapefruit with this! So good!

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    Carolyn — March 12, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    Wow, I can’t say I ever would have come up with this pairing but it sounds delicious!

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    RavieNomNoms — March 12, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    I just love gnocchi, there is something about it that is just so comforting :-)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 12, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    Love this combination of flavors! Can’t wait to try grilling grapefruit. . .our grill is still covered in snow!

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — March 12, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Gorgeous dish! A must try! I’ve been gone for awhile and need to catch up on all of your yummy recipes! :)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 12, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    Gnocchi is my favorite!!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 12, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    Mmmmm…wish I had some grapefruit to grill right now! It looks wonderful with the gnocchi!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — March 13, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    I like your grilled grapefruit idea! I’ve had it broiled so grilled must be along the same lines I assume.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Incredible flavors in this dish, Sommer! I love that it’s decadent but light and citrusy with the grapefruit.

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    Julie @ Runninginaskirt — March 13, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    Wow. This sounds amazing! I will have to try the next time we pull the cover off the grill!

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef — March 13, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Wow! So beautiful and fresh — I love it!

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    Marly — March 14, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Grilled asparagus sounds so amazing. Love this fresh recipe!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 14, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    I would have never thought to add grapefruit into a savory dish…and grilling it? So smart!!

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    Kelly — March 15, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    What an amazing combination, this looks incredible! :)

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — March 18, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    I’m normally not too big on grapefruit, but it’s one of those things that I really WANT to like, you know? So I’m definitely going to give it a try grilled! I love this recipe.

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    Chris — March 19, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    I love it when people fire up the grill for veggies and fruits, it is better than roasting in my opinion. Love this dish, Sommer!

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    Jen — March 21, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    What a fab combination of ingredients and perfect for spring!

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