Parisian Gnocchi Soufflé

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Parisian Gnocchi Souffl\u00e9

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  • Yield:Serve 4
  • Active time: 5 minutes (plus 45 minutes to make gnocchi)
  • Total time:15 minutes (plus 45 minutes to make gnocchi)


  • 2 tablepsoons unsalted butter
  • 1 recipe Parisian Gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. 1.

    Adjust rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or two 10-inch cast iron skillets over medium-high heat until foaming subsides and butter starts to brown. Add gnocchi in a single layer and toss to coat with browned butter. Cover with cheese, then transfer to broiler. Cook until puffed and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs and serve.