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Pan Fried Gnocchi


These pan-fried gnocchi are crispy and fragrant. This recipe is made easy in less than 15 minutes, and it’s done in one pan.

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white plate filled with fried gnocchi

This recipe is made using Traders Joe’s frozen gnocchi. They are gluten-free and are truly a great time-saver. The gnocchi is made with only four ingredients, two of which are cauliflower and cassava flour.

Recipe Features

  • All it takes are 15-minutes from start to finish.
  • The gnocchi will have a crispy texture outside and a perfectly soft inside.
  • This dish is successful even with picky eaters!

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make pan fried gnocchi

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the large skillet on medium-high heat. Once preheated, add two tablespoons of ghee, coat the bottom of the pan.  Shake the package of gnocchi to make sure the gnocchi are separated individually. Add to the pan, arrange so pan is not crowded.

cast iron skillet with frozen gnocchi

2. Wait 4-5 minutes to flip so that the side can brown properly. Once the gnocchi browned and got crispy, it will be easier to flip them. Use a wide spatula to do it. Fry on another side till crispy. Add more ghee if needed. When cooked, sprinkle with salt, add mince garlic on top. Serve right away. 

cast iron skillet with browned gnocchi

Recipe Tips

  • Use a well-seasoned cast-iron pan.
  • Use plenty of fat or oil to coat the pan.
  • Add gnocchi to the pan only when it’s hot.
  • Don’t flip right away; wait till it gets crispy.
  • To preserve the texture, make gnocchi without adding anything “extra”. Cook the “extra” separately.

Variations & Substitutions

  • For extra flavor, try adding rosemary, sauteed sweet onions, sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Add some protein: sausage or bacon.
  • Serve with veggies: spinach, chard, asparagus.
  • If you desire add cheese and your favorite sauce.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to boil gnocchi first?

No, cook them straight out of the bag

How do I reheat gnocchi?

These are best enjoyed right away and won’t be the same after storing.

white plate with fried gnocchi and fried sausage links

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white plate filled with fried gnocchi

Pan Fried Gnocchi

Natalia-Flavorful Home
These pan-fried gnocchi are crispy and fragrant. This recipe made easy in less than 15 minutes, and it’s done in one pan.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 packages gnocchi
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients—Preheat the large skillet on medium-high heat. Once preheated, add two tablespoons of ghee, coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Shake the package of gnocchi to make sure the gnocchi are separated individually. Add to the pan, arrange so pan is not crowded.
  • Wait 4-5 minutes to flip so that the side can brown properly. Once the gnocchi browned and got crispy, it will be easier to flip them. Use a wide spatula to do it. Fry on another side till crispy. Add more ghee if needed. When cooked, sprinkle with salt, add mince garlic on top. Serve right away.

Notes

Use a well-seasoned cast-iron pan.
Use plenty of fat or oil to coat the pan.
Add gnocchi to the pan only when it’s hot.
Don’t flip right away; wait till it gets crispy.
To preserve the texture, make without anything extra. Cook the “extra” separately.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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