This broccoli cheese pan fried gnocchi recipe is perfect any night of the week. Loaded with delicious potato gnocchi, easy cheese sauce and tender broccoli, your entire family will love this recipe.

Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi – Healthyish Foods

About This Recipe

For this recipe, you will want to make sure your broccoli florets are softened. You can boil them in hot water or microwave them for a few minutes with a splash of water until they’re softened a touch. Personally, I like mine a little crisp, so I just ran them under hot water. It is also good to cut the florets very small. This helps accelerate the softening process.

Also, be sure to use DeLallo Foods’ Potato Gnocchi. They work perfectly in this recipe and taste amazing. The outside is slightly crispy while the center is fluffy and tender.

This recipe post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. I was compensated my for my time, however, all opinions are my own.

Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi

Olive Oil / Butter – For this recipe, you will need both olive oil and butter.

Potato Gnocchi – Be sure to grab a 16-ounce package of DeLallo Foods’ potato gnocchi. Add the raw, uncooked gnocchi directly to the pan with the hot olive oil and butter. Do not boil or cook in any way beforehand.

Cheese Sauce – Form a roux from butter and AP flour. Then, slowly add the milk, chicken broth, and cheeses. Stir until well combined and melted.

Broccoli – You will need about 2 cups of broccoli florets. Make sure the broccoli is cut small and slightly softened.

Shredded Mozzarella – Add some shredded mozzarella to the top of the dish and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

Seasoning – Season the gnocchi with salt and black pepper.

Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi

Grab a small pot and add butter and AP flour over medium heat.

Once the roux begins to bubble, slowly add the milk to form a bechamel sauce.

Then, you’ll add the chicken broth. Whisk together.

Next, add the cubed Velveeta and shredded mozzarella cheeses. Whisk until well combined and melted. Reduce the heat to low. If the sauce gets too tight, simply add a touch more chicken broth.

Heat an oven safe or cast-iron pan with olive oil and butter over medium heat.

Once hot add the raw, uncooked gnocchi to the pan.

Season with salt and black pepper.

Sauté the gnocchi for 8-10 minutes or until they begin to lightly brown on the outside.

Add the broccoli florets. Stir well and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.

Next, pour the cheese sauce over the top of the gnocchi and broccoli.

Toss everything together.

Top with shredded mozzarella and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

Option to garnish with Italian parsley, red pepper flakes, and cracked black pepper.

Serve hot.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until warmed through. Looking for more recipes?

Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi – Healthyish Foods

Broccoli Cheese Pan Fried Gnocchi

This broccoli cheese pan fried gnocchi recipe is perfect any night of the week. Loaded with delicious potato gnocchi, easy cheese sauce and tender broccoli, your entire family will love this recipe.
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Ingredients

Pan Fried Gnocchi

  • 16 ounce package potato gnocchi, DeLallo Foods brand
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, softened

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon AP flour
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella, divided

Garnishes

  • cracked black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • Italian parsley

Equipment

  • 1 9-inch cast iron or oven safe pan
  • 1 sauce pot

Instructions 

Cheese Sauce

  • Grab a small sauce pot and add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon AP flour over medium heat.
  • Once the roux begins to bubble, slowly add the 2% milk to form a bechamel sauce.
  • Then, you’ll add the chicken broth. Whisk together.
  • Next, add cubed Velveeta and ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. Whisk until well combined and melted. Reduce the heat to low.
    If the sauce gets too tight, simply add a touch more chicken broth.

Pan Fried Gnocchi

  • Heat an oven safe or cast-iron pan with olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  • Once hot add the raw, uncooked gnocchi to the pan.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Sauté the gnocchi for 8-10 minutes or until they begin to lightly brown on the outside.
  • Add the broccoli florets to the pan. Stir well and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Next, pour the cheese sauce over the top of the gnocchi and broccoli.
  • Toss everything together.
  • Top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded mozzarella and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Option to garnish with Italian parsley, red pepper flakes, and cracked black pepper.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 438kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 1449mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 950IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 322mg, Iron: 5mg