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Air-fryer Gnocchi Recipe

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About a year ago we bought an air-fryer. I wasn’t keen on having another appliance at home, but I had a feeling it was one that we’d probably use a little bit. A year later, I can tell you that we use it a lot. We’ve used it for things ranging from chips, to corn fritters and then now to ‘fried’ gnocchi.

For some reason we were collecting packets of gnocchi in our freezer, so I thought I’d try putting them in the air-fryer. I tried them straight from the packet {defrosted} into the air-fryer and then also boiled. They’re so similar, so if you couldn’t be bothered boiling them… don’t bother. I just thought they were a teeny bit fluffier boiling them first, but not enough to really notice.

I put a little Parmesan cheese over mine, but the options are endless! You could do a little fresh pesto, tomato sauce, or even a gravy. They made for a great little snack while we watched a movie.

Air-fryer Gnocchi Recipe


1 packet of pre-made Gnocchi

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Parmesan cheese, finely grated {around 2 tablespoons}

Salt and pepper


1. Cook the gnocchi per instructions on the packet. Allow to cool in the fridge for 30 mins to an hour.

2. Preheat your air-fryer. Toss the gnocchi in oil to coat and then cook for 15 minutes at 200ºC.

3. Season with salt and pepper and top with grated Parmesan. Enjoy!