Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi

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Gnocchi is a way of life here on WGC. Especially recently since mom life started. It’s one of those meals that comes together in less than 10 minutes and can anyone really say no to that? NOPE. Bring on the Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi. 

Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi from (@Whatsgabycookin)


Here’s the deal with this crispy gnocchi. I know many of you have tried to make it by boiling and then crisping up in oil or butter…. But here’s the thing. If you want that nice crispy finish, you can’t boil it. It needs to go straight into the hot oil/butter right out of the Delallo container and THAT is how you make it crispy. No boiling water needed. The gnocchi will have a little bit more of an al dente bite to it when you eat it, but it’s perfection! I promise you’ll be obsessed.   

Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi from (@Whatsgabycookin)

You guys know I’ve been obsessed with ordering all the Italian things from Delallo the last few years. At the beginning of the pandemic, I did a MASSIVE order and stocked up on all my favorite things and I’ve been refreshing my pantry ever since. My pantry is the definition of stocked when it comes to pasta, olives, olive oil, gnocchi, risotto and condiments. Delallo has all sorts of goodies that would be great additions to your pantry - but their gnocchi is particularly awesome! Some store-bought gnocchi can be gummy… but not this one! It’s truly perfection.  Snag a few boxes and you’re never more than 10 minutes away from a perfect Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi dinner

Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi from (@Whatsgabycookin)
Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi from (@Whatsgabycookin)

Crispy Cheesy Gnocchi

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 9 votes
If you're looking for a gnocchi with a little bit of a bite, THIS IS IT! Ditch the traditional method of boiling potato gnocchi for a crispier finish!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon DeLallo Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 pound DeLallo Potato Gnocchi
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • fresh basil to garnish


  • Melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Add shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet and heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove as much of the shallot / garlic from the skillet and set aside (we will add it back later). Leave the infused butter and olive oil in the pan.
  • Add gnocchi to the pan and cook on high, stirring frequently for about 5-6 minutes. Flip the gnocchi evenly in the pan for crisp texture on all sides.
  • Add the shallot and garlic back to the pan, sprinkle half the parmesan and give a quick stir to coat well. Remove the garlic butter parmesan gnocchi from the pan and serve with remaining grated parmesan and fresh basil.


Make sure and use fresh or shelf stable gnocchi, not frozen, as that is how much time I used in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 4mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. All these years of mushy gnocchi and you’ve finally given me the one piece of info that unlocked the secret of crispy gnocchi! Thank you! Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so easy and so fast and sooo good! We added lots of black pepper. None of that gummy texture gnocchi sometimes has. Thanks for recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    We love this and have made it 4-5 times. Super easy and full of flavor. Tonight I served it on a bed of arugula and slice tomatoes. Done and done.

  4. 5 stars
    My wife and I will have a dinner date tomorrow and this one will be an addition to our table. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I'm so excited to try it.

  5. I typically buy freshly made gnocchi locally that has been frozen. Can I put the frozen gnocchi in the pan or can I defrost first? Not sure if it will degrade the gnocchi?

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