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Crispy Parmesan Gnocchi

Transform a store-bought favorite into the easiest, cheesiest recipe for Crispy Parmesan Gnocchi perfect for dunking into marinara sauce or pesto.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 16 oz. store-bought refrigerated gnocchi
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Marinara, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain the gnocchi then arrange it in a single later on the lined baking sheet. Set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a 13x9-inch baking pan, stir together the cheese, chives and melted butter to form a paste. Spread the paste into an even layer.
  • Arrange the gnocchi side by side in a single later atop the cheese.
  • Bake the gnocchi until the cheese turns dark golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely before serving with marinara sauce for dipping.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Allowing the gnocchi to cool and air-dry for 10 minutes before roasting it helps ensure the cheese will be extra-crispy.
  • The cheese will crisp up further after the gnocchi is removed from the oven.