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Crispy Air Fryer Gnocchi

Learnhow to make crispy air fryer gnocchi, a delicious 2-ingredient dish ready inless than 15 minutes. Mix them with your favorite pasta sauce or pesto for aquick and comforting dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword air fried gnocchi, air fryer gnocchi, fried gnocchi, fried gnocchi recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 287kcal
Author Adina


  • Air fryer


  • 1 bag of gnocchi Note 1,2
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer (if requested by the instruction manual).
  • Toss gnocchi, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry them at 390 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius), shaking every 3 minutes or so, until crispy and lightly golden.

Cooking time (Note 3):

  • Chilled: 8-10 minutes
  • Frozen: 10-12 minutes
  • Shelf-stable: 10-12 minutes
  • Add more salt and pepper to taste. You can also sprinkle them immediately with Parmesan.


  1. You can use chilled, frozen, or shelf-stable potato gnocchi.
  2. Between 12 – 16 oz (350 – 450 g), that might vary according to the brand. The nutrition is calculated for 16 oz (450 g) gnocchi.
  3. The cooking time depends on the kind of gnocchi you are cooking and the air fryer. Please start checking after 7-8 minutes already.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 5mg