Parisian Gnocchi Soufflé Recipe

The easiest way to enjoy Parisian-style gnocchi: puffed in brown butter with a crisp coating of broiled cheese.

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Why This Recipe Works

  • Broiling the gnocchi puffs them up and gives them a gloriously crispy, crunchy surface.

Parisian gnocchi (or, more accurately, gnocchi à la Parisienne) are the even pillowier, even easier to make cousin of Italian gnocchi. And one of the easiest and tastiest ways to cook them is to broil them in a cast iron skillet.

Parisian gnocchi in a cast iron pan with brown butter.

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

I brown just enough butter to give them a nice coating, add the gnocchi and toss to combine, then cover them in a blanket of finely grated Parmesan cheese. After a brief stint under the broiler, they come out puffed and crisp, ready to be served straight out of their skillet. That's a big ol' taste of comfort right there.

September 2013

Recipe Details

Parisian Gnocchi Soufflé Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 4 servings

The easiest way to enjoy Parisian-style gnocchi: puffed in brown butter with a crisp coating of broiled cheese.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 recipe Parisian Gnocchi

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  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.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
322 Calories
24g Fat
11g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 322
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 563mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 381mg 29%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 89mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)