Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crispy Pesto Gnocchi

So I had been seeing this idea for crispy gnocchi all over the place and finally decided to try it.  I have to admit, I was never a huge gnocchi fan because of the texture, so I was excited to try this new version in the hope that I would like it.  And do you know what?  I DID!  :)  I have never had any sort of crispy pasta, so this was such a novelty for me.  My daughter loved it.  The gnocchi were just the right size for her to eat.  This was a wonderful, easy meal for the entire family.  

1 pound gnocchi, boiled according to package directions
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C pesto
parmesan cheese


  1. While the gnocchi is cooking in boiling water, heat the olive oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Drain the gnocchi very well.
  3. Add gnocchi to pan and spread them out to a single layer.  Let them cook undisturbed until crispy on one side, about 3-5 minutes.  Flip the gnocchi over and repeat on the other side.
  4. Transfer to a bowl.  Stir in the pesto and add some freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.


  1. We LOVE crispy gnocchi at our house! We like to add halved cherry tomatoes and black olives with ours!

  2. wow this looks so so amazing! yum!

  3. Thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday. I have never eaten gnocchi but it sounds pretty good. Remember to come back on Sunday and vote for your 3 favorite recipes!
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    Dawn from @Spatulas On Parade.