Air Fryer Gnocchi

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Air Fryer Gnocchi is a quick and easy recipe that brings out the best in these pillowy Italian dumplings. With a crispy exterior and a soft interior, this dish is perfect for a satisfying meal or a tasty snack. Using the air fryer cuts down on cooking time and eliminates the need for extra oil, resulting in a healthier version of this classic comfort food.

Why Make This Recipe

Making Air Fryer Gnocchi is a fantastic way to enjoy a delicious and satisfying dish in a fraction of the time it takes to prepare traditional gnocchi. The air fryer gives the gnocchi a beautiful golden brown crust while maintaining a soft and fluffy texture inside. It’s a great option for busy weeknights when you want a tasty meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

How to Make Air Fryer Gnocchi


  • 1 pound dry shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons powdered Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup marinara or Alfredo sauce (for dipping)


  1. Add the oil, cheese, and seasonings to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the gnocchi to the bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Arrange gnocchi in a greased air fryer basket and air fry at 390 degrees for 10 minutes or until as golden and crispy as you’d like, shaking the basket every 4-5 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with warmed marinara or Alfredo sauce for dipping.

How to Serve Air Fryer Gnocchi

Serve the Air Fryer Gnocchi hot and crispy as a delightful appetizer, side dish, or main course. Pair it with a fresh green salad or some roasted vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Don’t forget to offer marinara or Alfredo sauce on the side for dipping.

How to Store Air Fryer Gnocchi

Store any leftover Air Fryer Gnocchi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the gnocchi back in the air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through and crispy again.

Tips to Make Air Fryer Gnocchi

  • Make sure to shake the air fryer basket regularly to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.
  • You can customize the seasonings to your taste by adding herbs like basil or oregano.
  • Experiment with different dipping sauces for added variety, such as pesto or garlic butter.


  1. Can I use fresh gnocchi for this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use fresh gnocchi, but adjust the cooking time accordingly as it may cook faster than dry gnocchi.
  2. My gnocchi is not getting crispy in the air fryer, what should I do?
    • Try increasing the temperature or cooking it for a few extra minutes until you achieve your desired level of crispiness.
  3. Can I freeze cooked Air Fryer Gnocchi?
    • It’s not recommended to freeze cooked gnocchi as it may become soggy when reheated. It’s best enjoyed fresh.

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