5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi-you only need 5 ingredients to make this easy and cheesy gnocchi recipe. It is the perfect dinner recipe for busy weeknights!

Skillet Gnocchi Recipe


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Easy Gnocchi Recipe

What do you make for dinner when you have zero time, but still want a delicious home cooked meal? I will tell you what we make, we make this 5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi recipe because it is beyond easy and the entire family loves it. It is the perfect weeknight dinner and it is also great for easy entertaining. You can’t go wrong with this easy gnocchi recipe, it is a hit every single time!

5-Ingredient Gnocchi Recipe

What is Gnocchi?

If you aren’t familiar with gnocchi, let me introduce you. We eat gnocchi all of the time, it is one of our favorite meals. Gnocchi are fluffy, Italian-style dumplings made of potatoes and flour.

So how do you pronounce gnocchi? The proper, Italian way is nyawk-kee. Some also pronounce it NYO-kee. You can make it from scratch, it isn’t hard, but we like to use DeLallo’s gnocchi because it tastes just like homemade gnocchi without any work! It only takes a few minutes to cook, making it the perfect quick and easy dinner!

Easy Gnocchi Recipe

5-Ingredient Dinner

For this recipe, you only need five ingredients. I told you it was easy:)

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Marinara sauce
  • Gnocchi
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese

BOOM! That is it! And guess what? You only need ONE skillet? Five ingredients and one skillet? Yep, this is the ultimate easy dinner! If you want to bend the five ingredient rule, you can garnish the dish with fresh basil and crushed red pepper. Not completely necessary, but really good.

Gnocchi Recipe in skillet

How to Make One Skillet Gnocchi

  • Use an oven-safe large skillet to make the gnocchi.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add your favorite marinara sauce to the skillet, you will need three cups. We love all of DeLallo’s sauces. You can also use homemade marinara sauce if you have it on hand, we like to keep some in the freezer at all times. Make sure you use a GOOD sauce because it will make a difference in the taste. With only five ingredients, you need the five ingredients to be good.
  • Add the gnocchi straight from the package, separating any gnocchi that are stuck together. DO NOT COOK the gnocchi first, it will cook right in the sauce. Remember, this is a ONE skillet meal.
  • Cook until the gnocchi are soft and cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the gnocchi doesn’t stick to the skillet.
  • Place slices of fresh mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the gnocchi. Preheat the broiler. When the broiler is hot, place the skillet in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove and garnish with fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Serve immediately.

This cheesy, saucy gnocchi will remind you of lasagna, but SO much easier. The next time you need a quick and easy dinner with easy clean up, make this 5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi. I guarantee it will become one of your go to dinners!

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Cheesy Gnocchi Recipe

5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi

You only need 5 ingredients to make this easy and cheesy skillet gnocchi! It is a weeknight dinner favorite! 

  • 1
    tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves
    garlic
    minced
  • 1
    (25.25 oz) jar
    DeLallo marinara sauce
  • 16
    oz
    DeLallo Gnocchi
  • Salt and black pepper
    to taste
  • 8
    oz
    fresh mozzarella cheese
    sliced
  • 1/3
    cup
    chopped basil
    optional
  1. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the marinara sauce to the skillet. Add the gnocchi straight from the package, separating any gnocchi that are stuck together. DO NOT COOK the gnocchi first, it will cook right in the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. 

  3. Cook until the gnocchi are soft and cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the gnocchi doesn’t stick to the skillet.

  4. Place slices of fresh mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the gnocchi. Preheat the broiler. When the broiler is hot, place the skillet in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Remove and garnish with fresh basil and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi

Amount Per Serving (6 g)

Calories 258
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g
17%

Saturated Fat 5g
25%

Cholesterol 29mg
10%

Sodium 494mg
21%

Potassium 28mg
1%

Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%

Dietary Fiber 1g
4%

Protein 11g
22%

Vitamin A
6.5%

Vitamin C
0.7%

Calcium
21%

Iron
16.3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.