Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites

Stock the pantry with 20% off Giada's small-batch favorites! Click here and shop our deals.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Sardinian Gnocchi with Shrimp and Arugula

For this recipe, I love to use homemade Sardinian gnocchi - which, unlike potato gnocchi, is actually made with pasta dough as opposed to being more like a dumpling. However, this dish is delicious with any storebought short pasta!

This recipe reminds me so much of pasta dishes on the Italian coast - or even the island of Sardinia itself! Shrimp with garlic, white wine and red pepper flakes is a classic Italian combination to me - and it tastes amazing. Arugula and lemon zest helps brighten it all up, and to me, a pasta dish is rarely complete without some freshly grated Parmesan!

Malloreddus with Shrimp and Arugula

Wondering what to pair with Sardinian Gnocchi with Shrimp and Arugula? Try it with Giada's Asparagus and Melon Salad and Italian Lemonade!

Giada's Sardinian Gnocchi with Shrimp and Arugula


Main Course

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Giada's Sardinian Gnocchi with Shrimp and Arugula



  1. This recipe originated on Giada Entertains. Episode: Pastabilities.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp is pink and almost completely opaque, about 1 minute. Deglaze with the wine and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer for 2 minutes to reduce slightly and finish cooking the shrimp.
  3. Add the pasta to the shrimp mixture and sprinkle the bare pasta with the Parmesan. Top with the arugula and lemon zest and toss well to combine, adding pasta water if needed to maintain a sauce, until the arugula is wilted. Serve topped with additional Parmesan if desired.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
28 grams
22 grams
11 grams
Saturated Fat
3 grams
198 milligrams
975 milligrams
2 grams
1 grams
Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube Play Cart Email Mailing List Search Dairy Free Nut Free Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Delete Close Admin Star Badge Like Comment View More Right Arrow Left Arrow Down Arrow Food Submit Recipe Shop Video Entertaining Living Recipes Ask Giada Family Live Stream Pets Checkmark Lock Lock
nut free


Please sign in or create an account to review or comment on recipes.