If you have 15 minutes, you have the easiest, cheesiest recipe for Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic.

Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recipe

I’m all for the labor of love that is homemade gnocchi. All the mixing, and the kneading, and the rolling and the shaping. But sometimes you only have 20 minutes to satisfy those gnocchi cravings. Enter Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic, the fastest, most flavorful solution for potato dumpling lovers everywhere.

Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recipe

The real secret to transforming store-bought gnocchi into something extra special is the addition of thinly sliced garlic cloves, which are browned in butter until they’re golden and crispy.

Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recipe

It’s that contrast between the crispy garlic and the pillowy gnocchi that gives this dish its textural intrigue and keeps those taste buds guessing!

Toss in some grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh chives, and a quick-fix main dish or garlicky side is suddenly the star of your dinner table.

Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recipe

It’s just as easy to stir in some shredded rotisserie chicken (store-bought or homemade) to add protein to your dinnertime lineup. And you can complete your fast and fresh feast with a simple side salad topped with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing or a batch of veggie-packed 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters.

Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recipe

Ready to see just how easy this cheesy dish is to make? Tune in to the video below and get those forks ready!

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Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic

If you have 15 minutes, you have the easiest, cheesiest recipe for Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic.
5 from 20 votes
Quick Gnocchi with Crispy Garlic Recip
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 (16-oz.) package store-bought (refrigerated) gnocchi
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook them until they float to the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the gnocchi and set them aside.
  • Add the butter, plus a pinch of salt and pepper, to a large sauté pan set over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, reduce the heat to medium-low, add the garlic slices and cook them, stirring constantly, until they are deep golden brown and slightly crisped.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the cooked gnocchi to the pan, stirring to combine. Add the Parmesan cheese and chives and cook an additional 1 minute until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
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Calories: 526kcal, Carbohydrates: 82g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 962mg, Fiber: 5g, Vitamin A: 525IU, Vitamin C: 1.8mg, Calcium: 189mg, Iron: 8.3mg

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    1. 5 stars
      I have a package in the fridge right now. Was trying to decide how to prepare them, now I know! The only way I’ve used gnocchi in the past is in a copy cat Olive Garden, chicken and gnocchi soup. It’s delicious but I really don’t want to go to the trouble involved in making it.
      This recipe is so quick and simple it sounds good so I have to try it.

  1. 5 stars
    Easy and exactly what I wanted on this fridge clean out day! Roasted brussels sprouts and a trader joe’s chicken italian sausage to go with it.

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