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Pan-Fried Gnocchi Salad

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Land O' Lakes
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Pan-fried gnocchi gives a delightful twist to this easy to make salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and cranberries.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
20 min
Recipe Servings


4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 (1-pound) package gnocchi

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup walnut halves

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

5 ounces (6 cups) baby arugula

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired


Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add gnocchi and salt; sauté 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until light golden brown.

Add walnuts and garlic to skillet; cook 3-4 minutes or until golden.

Push gnocchi and nuts to one side of skillet. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in skillet. Add cranberries and red onion; sauté 1-2 minutes or until onions start to soften.

Remove skillet from heat; let cool 2 minutes. Add arugula; toss until it begins to wilt.

Spoon mixture onto serving platter. Top with blue cheese and basil leaves, if desired.

Recipe Tip 

Gnocchi may be found in the pasta section or freezer case of the supermarket.


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