Fried Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Blue Cheese

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, gnocchi
Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
These crisp, tender sweet potato gnocchi are the ULTIMATE game day snack. Fried in vegetable oil until they're browned and crisped, then tossed with sea salt, fresh thyme a hint of lemon zest and crumbles of blue cheese.
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  • 2 cups sweet potato gnocchi (store bought or recipe on this site)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled


  • If using frozen gnocchi, thaw the gnocchi to room temperature. (Frozen gnocchi will splatter grease more -- best to thaw it first)
  • To a medium skillet, add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat to about 350°-375°.
  • Add about 1/3 cup of gnocchi to the hot oil at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping occasionally until browned and fragrant. Transfer the gnocchi with a kitchen spider or slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with a little of the salt.
  • Continue cooking the remainder of the gnocchi in the same manner, finishing with a light sprinkle of the salt.
  • Transfer the hot gnocchi to a serving dish and sprinkle with lemon zest, thyme leaves and crumbled blue cheese. Serve hot.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg