These gnocchi are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside because you sauté them in hot oil. Plus, they leave a little fond (crispy brown bits) in the pan that adds toasty flavor to the tomato and leek sauce, which is cooked in the same pan. Since this easy gnocchi recipe calls for store-bought shelf-stable gnocchi, it's quick to prepare--just 20 minutes, start to finish. Opt for whole-wheat gnocchi to get 2 extra grams of fiber per serving compared to white. This easy and healthy dinner is easy to customize too: see Tips for variations with shrimp, pesto instead of butter, and pork chops instead of gnocchi.

Adam Dolge
EatingWell Magazine, October 2019


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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and leek to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add sage and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine and butter and cook until the butter melts, about 1 minute. Return the gnocchi to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  • Serve the gnocchi and vegetables topped with Parmesan, pepper and more sage, if desired.


Tips: Try these three easy variations.

Crispy Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Leeks & Shrimp: After Step 1, add 1 Tbsp. oil to the pan and cook 1 lb. peeled and deveined raw shrimp until pink, about 2 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the gnocchi and continue with Step 2.

Crispy Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Leeks & Pesto: Use 1/4 cup pesto instead of butter in Step 2.

Pork Chops with Tomatoes & Leeks: Swap 1 lb. pork chops for the gnocchi in Step 1. Season with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes total. Continue with Step 2 and serve the pork topped with the vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

399.3 calories; protein 9.4g 19% DV; carbohydrates 48g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 18.8g 29% DV; saturated fat 5.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 19.6mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 1600.1IU 32% DV; vitamin c 15.8mg 26% DV; folate 40.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 100.6mg 10% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 25.2mg 9% DV; potassium 454.8mg 13% DV; sodium 501.4mg 20% DV.

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Absolutely delicious!!! I did not change a thing. It is super easy to make and just really good. The crispiness of the gnocchi really adds to the texture of the dish. Yummmm! Read More
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My office mate made this and brought me a container. She didn't change a thing about the recipe. It is absolutely delicious! She said this will be on permanent rotation at their house. And at my house, too. I think it was made even better because the tomatoes came fresh from her garden. YUMMY! Read More