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A large pot of lemon butter gnocchi with crispy prosciutto garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh sage leaves.

Lemon Butter Gnocchi with Crispy Prosciutto

Pan fried crispy gnocchi, tossed in a browned butter, sage and lemon sauce topped with crispy prosciutto. Make this dish for a quick and easy weeknight meal that is both hearty and delicious.
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Course: Main Course, Sauces, Sides
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 448kcal


  • 2 lbs gnocchi (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 10 large fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium non stick skillet over medium high heat place a few slices of prosciutto at a time in a flat layer and sauté until crispy. Remove the slices once they are brown and crispy and let them drain on a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Meanwhile cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Once they float, remove them with a skimmer and set on a paper towel lined plate to let most of the water drain off.
  • In medium skillet over medium/medium high heat place a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Working in batches so as not to crowd the pan, fry the gnocchi on both sides until brown and crispy. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil off.
  • In another medium skillet over medium heat, add the butter (cut up into pieces) and let melt. Swirl the pan around carefully until the butter starts to turn brown and smells nutty. Careful this happens quick! It helps if you use a light colored pan so you can see the color of the butter starting to change
  • Once the butter starts to brown add the minced garlic, lemon juice and chopped sage leaves.
  • Take off the heat and add the crispy gnocchi to the pan and stir. Bring the pan back to the burner until the gnocchi are heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the gnocchi are warmed through, serve topped with crumbled pieces of crispy prosciutto and freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1 Cup | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 10.3g | Fat: 19.2g | Fiber: 2.1g