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Fried Gnocchi and Veggies {Sheet Pan Gnocchi}

Crispy Fried Gnocchi and Veggies is the best weeknight dinner around! This one-pan meal has it all. Using storebought gnocchi, convenient frozen veggies, and a 30-second homemade marinade, this will be your new go-to dinner.

A white bowl full of fried gnocchi, chicken sausage, and roasted veggies

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I realized you could oven-fry gnocchi on a sheet pan. All my cooking life I had been led to believe you had to boil gnocchi prior to serving. Total freaking game-changer for weeknight dinners.

Boiled gnocchi with sauce is super delicious and an awesome meal on its own or even Creamy Gnocchi Soup or Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup. But when you fry gnocchi, something amazing and magical happens. The insides become soft but still have some tender bite to them. Essentially, it becomes little bits of potato heaven on a fork.

a container of gnocchi, chicken sausage, bowls of frozen vegetables, and spice tins on a white board

Can I Make This Whole30 Compliant?

Sure can! Leave out the gnocchi and replace with baby potatoes or just more veggies. Omit the parm from the marinade. Double-check that your sausage and pesto are Whole30 compliant (related: Whole30 Pesto). You could also just make this Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies.

Process shots for making fried gnocchi

Recipe Notes For Fried Gnocchi and Veggies

  • Do not thaw the frozen veggies before adding the marinade or baking.
  • Feel free to use fresh veggies! If everything is fresh, reduce the first wave of cooking time by 3 minutes.
  • Pay attention to the recipe directions on when to add the chicken sausage. Adding it with the veggies will result in a crispier sausage (yum!). Adding it with the gnocchi will result in warmed sausage with no sear. You do you.
  • Make the marinade ahead of time to save even more time when you’re making these delicious fried gnocchi. Because you need to store the marinade at room temperature to keep the olive oil liquid, don’t add the parmesan until right before using.
  • You could also use your favorite premade Italian dressing.
  • This is a great use for leftover Air Fryer Roasted Garlic or 10 Minute Instant Pot Roasted Garlic!
  • Leftovers! The gnocchi will dry out during reheating, so I add a splash of olive oil or a spritz of water before reheating.
  • If you have leftover frozen broccoli, you’ll love making some Roasted Frozen Broccoli later in the week for a fast and delicious side dish.

A sheet pan with gnocchi, sliced chicken sausage, and veggies

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One serving of this dish has 3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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A white bowl full of fried gnocchi, chicken sausage, and roasted veggies
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5 from 16 votes
Fried Gnocchi and Veggies {Sheet Pan Gnocchi}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Crispy Fried Gnocchi and Veggies is the best weeknight dinner around!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gnocchi, one pan dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 194 kcal
Ingredients
Marinade
All the Fixin's
  • 1 package gnocchi (16 oz)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower
  • 2 cups frozen Brussels sprouts
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced in quarters
  • 4 chicken sausage sliced into rounds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees with a rack on the lowest setting. Place your sheet pan in the oven while it is preheating.

  2. Combine all the ingredients listed for the marinade in a container with a lid and shake.

  3. Combine all the veggies and garlic in a large bowl. If you are using chicken sausage AND like the sausage to be crispy, add it with the veggies. Toss together with all but 2 tbsp of the marinade. Place the veggie mix on a rimmed baking sheet and spread around to give everything some space. Bake for 15 minutes.

  4. In the empty bowl from the veggies toss the gnocchi and 1 tbsp of the marinade. If you are using chicken sausage and DON'T like the sausage to be crispy, toss it with the gnocchi.

  5. After the veggies have cooked for 15 minutes, stir the veggies and add the gnocchi (and chicken sausage if adding now) to the pan. Bake for another 12 minutes or until everything is just as crispy as you like.

  6. Drizzle with reserved 1 tbsp of reserved marinade and 1 tbsp of pesto (try Homemade Pesto). Toss to coat everything and serve!

Recipe Notes

Do not thaw the frozen veggies before adding the marinade or baking.

 

Feel free to use fresh veggies! If everything is fresh, reduce the first wave of cooking time by 3 minutes.

 

Leftovers! The gnocchi will dry out during reheating, so I add a splash of olive oil or a spritz of water before reheating.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Gnocchi and Veggies {Sheet Pan Gnocchi}
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 466mg20%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This recipe was originally published in April 2018. It has been retested and updated with reader feedback. New photos have been added. For reference, this is one of the photos from the original post:

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48 comments on “Fried Gnocchi and Veggies {Sheet Pan Gnocchi}”

  1. Mmmm, gurl. This is my new Monday night dinner. My 11-year old just asked what’s for dinner and said “yusssss” when I told him it was this. Love it, thank you!

  2. Made this for the first time tonight with Beyond Sausage, and it was a huge hit! My two-year-old grandson couldn’t get enough. It’s going into our family recipe book. Thank you, Sarah. Your recipes never fail me.

  3. This meal was delicious, easy, and a hit with my family.  Another big plus…very few dishes to wash up!  This will become a regular meal in our rotation at our house.   Thank you!

    • Kristin, you’re a girl after my own heart with the low-dish meals! So glad you all liked this, and thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment/review!

  4. A favorite at our house.

  5. I made this the other night with fresh vegetables and it was delicious. My husband and daughter enjoyed it as well. Thank you for the recipe. I would have never thought to cook gnocchi that way.

  6. All I can say is OMG. I make this recipe a couple times a month. Sometimes I just roast the veggies and add them as a side to whatever dinner I’m making.

  7. I followed the important parts of this recipe.  I used deli sausages and butternut squash because that was what I had.  I followed the marinade proportions except for the parmesan.  I may have eyeballed that and then added more.  I also didn’t measure the amount of gnocchi or squash, I just added the amount we would eat.  We are not ‘leftover’ people.  
    I followed the crispy sausage directions and it was SCRUMPTIOUS.
    My 21-year-old daughter, after about three bites requested that this recipe go into regular rotation!
    Definitely a keeper.  Next time I will try it with bangers.

    • Awwww, so glad to hear that Angie! It’s one of our favorites because it’s so simple and easy to adapt to what you have on hand.

      • Update:  I have made this several times.  I made it one night when the aforementioned daughter’s boyfriend was over.  I used hotdogs that day (good, Costco all-beef ones) because that was what I had.  That was WEEKS ago and my daughter told me today that he STILL mentions how much he liked that dinner!!!
        So, It remains a 5-star winner AND has a new fan!

      • I’m honored the boyfriend liked it too! I think we have used those Costco hot dogs before in this and they’re great! It’s definitely a versatile kind of dinner.

  8. Has anyone tried this with TJ’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi? Would love to know!

    • I haven’t had anyone report back on it, but I do plan to try it myself soon.

      If you like their gnocchi, make sure you check the blog tomorrow. I think you’ll be super excited by the recipe that will be live at 4 am!

  9. It was so good! I forgot about the pesto (oops) and used Italian dressing with fresh grated Parmesan.
    I made one tray with sausage and another without for a vegetarian who plays joins our game night. ‘‘Twas a big hit with brown bread and butter. Carbs on carbs on veggies. 
     Delicious is an understatement and I am jealously guarding the leftovers for lunch at work. Will definitely repeat!!

  10. I made this tonight and it was amazing!  The pan fried gnocchi will become a staple in our house.  Even the picky eater teenage boy loved it!