Grilled Shrimp with Cauliflower Gnocchi & Green Beans

Every so often, I like to make dinners that will empty our freezer stash and use up what’s in our fridge crisper. When I make big pots of soup, I usually freeze 1 pint of the soup to have at a later date. I am currently making my way through the 5 that are in our freezer right now for my lunches during the week so I don’t have to turn the stove on that much in this hot weather.

For dinner tonight, I’m using the frozen shrimp and frozen gnocchi I picked up at Trader Joe’s a few weeks back. The green beans were on sale the other day too, so I couldn’t pass them up. I’m just going to throw it all together on a plate, and dinner is served. I certainly love a good easy dinner in the summer that we can enjoy outside with a crisp glass of wine! Ahhh, summer….

Grilled Shrimp with Cauliflower Gnocchi & Green Beans

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 bag green beans
  • 1 bag Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 dozen large shrimp, deveined
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 small handful cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning (optional for serving)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Remove beans promptly and place in a large bowl of ice water. Set aside for 5 minutes and then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a cast iron skillet, add 1/4 cup of water and the bag of cauliflower gnocchi to the pan and cover for 5 minutes. Once the water is mostly evaporated, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Cook for 4-5 more minutes and remove gnocchi and set aside.
  3. In the same cast iron skillet, add remaining tablespoon of olive and place shrimp in pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook each side for about 2 minutes, or until pink and tender. Remove promptly.
  4. To serve, place beans, gnocchi and shrimp on a large platter. Place sliced tomatoes on top of beans and sprinkle entire platter with everything but the bagel seasoning. Enjoy immediately! img_2162

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