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Crispy Baked Gnocchi With Parmesan and Garlic

Updated on November 10, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

Little Potato Dumpings

Gnocchi Ready to Go Into the Oven.
Gnocchi Ready to Go Into the Oven. | Source

Baked gnocchi is every bit as good or even better than boiled gnocchi. This recipe for crispy Parmesan and garlic baked gnocchi makes for an incredibly delicious dish and it's so easy to make.

If you are a gnocchi lover and are looking for different ideas as to how to serve it, this recipe offers a different way of preparing these little dumplings. You do not have to bother making a sauce and instead of boiling your gnocchi pasta, you bake your gnocchi in the oven in a casserole dish. Nothing could be easier.

You'll need real butter, Italian seasoning, Parmesan and garlic to make this casserole.

Instructions for Baked Gnocchi With Garlic and Crispy Parmesan

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions until just done.
  2. Drain gnocchi and place into a greased casserole dish.
  3. Dob a generous amount of butter over dumplings (butter enhances the flavor).
  4. Crush garlic (to preference) and mix into gnocchi.
  5. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over dumplings.
  6. Top with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan.

Tender Gnocchi Dumplings

Uncooked gnocchi.
Uncooked gnocchi. | Source

Baking Your Gnocchi

Once you have your casserole prepared, slip it into the oven and cook uncovered, so that cheese becomes golden and crispy. As your gnocchi cooks, turn dumplings to ensure that they do not stick to the dish.

When your gnocchi is golden remove from oven and serve while still warm.

This recipe for baked gnocchi works well for the store bought gnocchi that comes in packages, but gnocchi can also be made at home. The video below walks viewers through this process.

Gnocchi

Gnocchi Close Cousin to Pasta or Perogies

Gnocchi is very similar to pasta and is a close cousin to perogies. From a nutritional standpoint, these little dumplings offer a bit more, because potatoes make up part of the ingredients.

If you have finicky eaters in your household, this is a good way to sneak in extra nutrition without them being any the wiser. Most kids will like the look of these small dumplings.

The recipe above is my favorite way of preparing gnocchi because, when gnocchi is baked in the oven with garlic and Parmesan this gives it so much flavor.

Gnocchi can be served in any number of ways, however. Some people top it with a tomato sauce, others place their potato dumplings in a cream sauce. If you are a fan of cream sauces, please see my Hub: Tasty Cream Sauces for Noodles.

No doubt about it, however you serve it, gnocchi is a nice change from the same-old, same-old.

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      Ariana Phillips 5 years ago from Utah

      I've never baked my gnocchi like this but it sounds interesting. A similar way to prepare it is to fry it in olive oil adding your garlic, Parmesan, spices and even bread crumbs to it while you fry it. I love preparing a lot of different pastas that way.

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      Athlyn Green 5 years ago from West Kootenays

      When I first tried gnocchi with a tomato sauce, I thought it wasn't bad but I wasn't really keen on it; however, once I tried it this way, I was hooked! This is one of the easiest things to make, if you are having company, and my dinner guests have just loved it.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      I love eating gnocchi but I've never made it myself. Thanks for sharing this hub. Looks great! Take care, Kelley

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Your recipe sounds very tasty and easy to make.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      This sounds good I love making gnocchi. Your recipe is another good way to eat it. Voted.