5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi

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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5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi

You only need 5 ingredients to make this easy and cheesy skillet gnocchi! It is a weeknight dinner favorite! 
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 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
  • cup chopped basil optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g, Calories: 258kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 494mg, Potassium: 28mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 2.9mg
Keywords dinner, gnocchi, skillet

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight – it was really good and super easy! I used a spicy marinara and whole wheat gnocchi. Soooo yummy!  Thank you for a great, fast weeknight meal!

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing! Made this tonight and it was delicious. My first time ever eating gnocchi. So easy to make as well. Perfect weeknight dinner!

  3. I love all kinds of potatoes but I did not like this dish. The gnocchi tasted doughy and the big globs of mozzarella cheese didn’t add anything to it.

  4. Made this tonight with my college daughter And she wanted comfort food (Italian!)…we added sweet mild Italian sausage to the sauce and it turned out just like your photo plus it was everything she wanted…no leftovers between my husband, her and myself -we served with a side Caesar chopped salad Kit. Delicious!

  5. Is this a dried or refrigerated gnocchi and would it make a difference which one I used? I also have purchased frozen in the past…..they’re all very versatile and fast!

    1. I used dried gnocchi, look for it in the pasta aisle. I am sure refrigerated or frozen will work too though.