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Pan Fried Gnocchi


TOTAL TIME: 15 min
PREP TIME: 2 min
SERVINGS: 4

These pan-fried gnocchi are crispy and fragrant. This recipe 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.

When the gnocchi are cooked this way, the texture will be crispy on the outside and perfectly soft inside. This dish is successful even with picky eaters!

Why you should make it:

  • All it takes are 15-minutes from start to finish.
  • No additional prep steps
  • Comforting and cozy

The crispy texture makes this really special. To achieve it:

  • 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.

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.
  • Add the extra stuff: cheese, your favorite sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of ghee
  • 2 packages of gnocchi
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic

How to make Pan Fried Gnocchi - Step By Step Guide

Step 1. Gather the ingredients. ingredients to make pan fried gnocchi

Step 2. 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

Step 3. 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

FAQ

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.

Looking for more recipes made with Trader Joe’s Gnocchi?

This Gnocchi Carbonara is a family favorite or you can try this Butternut Squash Gnocchi recipe.

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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 1 vote
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.
    ingredients to make pan fried gnocchi
  • 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
  • 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

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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