Fried Gnocchi with Tomatoes & Olives

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Tomato & Olive Gnocchi Recipe - Healthy & Easy Recipes
Fried Gnocchi with Tomatoes & Olives


On the table in just 20 minutes, this fast, flavourful gnocchi recipe couldn't be simpler. Bursting with fresh flavours of lemon, basil, olives and tomatoes, it's the perfect meat-free midweek meal. 
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • A pinch of dried, crushed chilli
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500g (1lb) gnocchi
  • 100g (3½oz) semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 150g (5oz) good-quality black olives, pitted
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 50g (1¾oz) parmesan, freshly grated (omit if vegetarian or vegan)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chilli and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the gnocchi, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden. Add the tomatoes, olives, lemon zest and basil and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir through the parmesan. Serve, drizzle with a little oil and garnish with extra basil leaves, if desired.

Top tips


This works best with ready-made gnocchi, which are more robust and suitable for frying than home-made gnocchi.

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