You Roast Potatoes For Crispy Goodness, So Why Not Gnocchi?
Gnocchi are Italian dumplings with a base of boiled potatoes. Normally, they have a smooth texture, but roasting them creates a crispy exterior similar to roasted potatoes.
Roasted gnocchi is an easy, customizable meal that goes with everything from pre-made pesto to a simple vinaigrette. The light and fluffy dumplings turn tastily crisp and browned.
To try it, toss homemade or store bought gnocchi with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them out on a sheet pan, then roast at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 18 minutes.
The high, direct heat from the oven helps the gnocchi to sizzle and brown, resulting in a crunchy outside and delightfully soft and chewy inside.
You can roast other things with the gnocchi, as long as they cook at the same rate. Try pancetta and/or cherry tomatoes, then sprinkle with sage, thyme, parsley, or rosemary.