Add gnocchi and cook until they begin to float (meaning they are done). It should take about 90 seconds. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon.
Boil the gnocchi following the steps above.
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Arrange the gnocchi in the skillet in a single layer (work in batches if needed).
Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the gnocchi are lightly browned and crispy.
ℹ️ Gnocchi FAQs
Do I Have to Boil Gnocchi Before Frying?
It’s not necessary to boil the gnocchi before pan frying. However, by boiling them first, you will guarantee that they are fully cooked throughout.
Why Are My Gnocchi Mushy?
If your gnocchi are mushy, they were probably boiled for too long. To ensure that you don’t overcook them, remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon as they float to the top of the pot. Once they float, they are fully cooked.
Is Gnocchi Healthier Than Pasta?
Nutritionally speaking, gnocchi and pasta very similar. While gnocchi is made with potatoes, and pasta is made with wheat, they are both high in carbohydrates, and low in protein.
🥣 The BEST Gnocchi Recipes
This is a great cheese sauce for gnocchi. This Gnocchi with Frizzled Prosciutto and Blue Cheese is pure decadence. A rich blue cheese sauce coats the gnocchi which is tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto.
You’re going to feel like a million bucks when eating this delicious Millionnaire Gnocchi! Pillowy gnocchi, melty herbed ricotta, fresh herbs, and surprise little crunches from the savory golden brown breadcrumbs you sprinkled on top.
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Looking for a great gnocchi recipe for dinner tonight? There are so many great options! From baked gnocchi, to sheet pan gnocchi, gnocchi in flavorful sauces and more! Try this This Gnocchi Blue Cheese sauce. It's pure decadence. A rich blue cheese sauce coats the gnocchi which is tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto.