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air fryer gnocchi with parmesan shavings on a whie plate.

Air Fryer Gnocchi

Air fryer gnocchi is quick, easy, and delicious air fryer potato recipe, it makes a fantastic dinner, snack or appetizer. The gnocchi is crispy on the outside yet, fluffy on the inside. With a few pantry staple ingredients, you can have this air-fried potato gnocchi from your air fryer to the table in 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 296 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 500 g shelf-stable gnocchi potato cauliflower or any other kind of gnocchi works
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil sub with thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion granules
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the air fryer to 200ºC / 400ºF for 3-5 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine gnocchi, thyme, parsley, oregano, onion granules, garlic granules, grated parmesan, salt, and pepper and mix to combine making sure the gnocchi is well coated. If you find your gnocchi too dry, feel free to add another teaspoon of oil and toss again. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Place the seasoned gnocchi in the air fryer basket and air fry for a total of 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket every 4 minutes to encourage even cooking and crisping of all sides of the gnocchi.
  • Once the gnocchi is crispy, sizzling, and golden, it is ready to serve! Serve with marinara sauce or with a fresh drizzle of olive oil, a fresh crack of black pepper, and a generous sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley or parmesan cheese. Pair with some wine and enjoy!


  • If you're only making gnocchi to add to already made sauce, cook it for only 2 minutes in the air fryer; it will be soft and fluffy, similar to if you boiled it.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket: to get the crispiest air fryer gnocchi, make sure you are only cooking in single layers. I tend to cook about 1 packet at a time which is 500g (about half a pound). If you overcrowd the pan, the gnocchi may not be as crispy and golden and may steam!
  • Less is more: be simple with your seasoning and don’t go crazy with the oil or you may end up with gnocchi that’s absorbed it all!
  • Add a piece of parchment paper to line your air fryer basket: this helps to reduce the mess.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 527mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 5mg
Keyword air fryer gnocchi, gnocchi appetizer, gnocchi dinner
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