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How to fry gnocchi

A simple guide to how to fry gnocchi, to make light and fluffy dumplings with crispy edges. They're so much better than boiled!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main meals
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 500 g ~ 1 lb potato gnocchi


  • Gently heat the oil and butter in a frying pan until the butter has melted. Add the gnocchi. Don't overcrowd the pan - you want the gnocchi to be spread out in a single layer across the bottom of the pan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring every few minutes, until crisped up to your liking (around 10-15 minutes).
  • Serve the sautéed gnocchi with a light sauce (see the blog post for some ideas).


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.8g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 2mg | Calcium: 2mg