Fried Gnocchi


The best fried gnocchi recipe can vary based on who you ask, but we're partial to this crispy gnocchi recipe. Serve marinara sauce alongside these warm potato pillows (dusted in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese) for an irresistible Italian appetizer.

Fried Gnocchi
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 17.5 ounce package gnocchi with potato

  • ½ cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • Cooking oil

  • Purchased marinara sauce (optional)


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions and cool. Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a pie plate and set aside. In a medium bowl combine egg and water. Dip cooked gnocchi in egg mixture, a few at a time, and roll in bread crumb mixture. Cover and chill overnight, if desired. Place cooking oil in a heavy skillet with high side, about 1-inch high. Heat over medium high heat. Add a few gnocchi at a time and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a 300°F oven while cooking remaining gnocchi.

  2. Serve with purchased marinara sauce, if desired.

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