Sweet Corn Gnocchi Skillet Recipe

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Riley Gardner Modified: March 25, 2022
Sweet Corn Gnocchi Skillet Recipe

How To Make Sweet Corn Gnocchi Skillet

Put together a quick meal with this sweet corn gnocchi. It’s cooked in a creamy sauce, then finished with mozzarella balls for a satisfying dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lbgnocchi
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 3cupscorn kernels,(from 3 ears sweet corn)
  • 1small sweet onion,diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½cupheavy cream,optional
  • ½tspsalt
  • ground black pepper
  • 8ozsmall mozzarella balls,(pearls or ciliegine)
  • fresh basil,minced


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add gnocchi and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until they float.

  2. Remove gnocchi and reserve ½ cup of the cooking water for the skillet.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the corn kernels.

  4. Let kernels cook in the skillet for 4 to 5 minutes until they are brown and blistered. Don’t stir them too much. Let them sit so they get some color.

  5. Once the corn has blistered, add the sweet onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onions have softened and are translucent.

  6. Once the onions are soft, add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet and toss everything together. Turn the heat down to low and add ½ cup of the reserved gnocchi water or ½ cup cream.

  7. Stir to combine ingredients, then let simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  8. Right before serving, add the mozzarella balls to the skillet and garnish with fresh basil.

  9. Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for a few days. Reheat it in a skillet over low heat with a little water. If freezing the dish, make sure to thaw and reheat it gently. A microwave will ruin the sauce and the gnocchi texture.


  • Calories: 664.55kcal
  • Fat: 32.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.05g
  • Fiber: 6.13g
  • Sugar: 8.83g
  • Protein: 22.89g
  • Cholesterol: 107.48mg
  • Sodium: 878.55mg
  • Calcium: 349.77mg
  • Potassium: 829.88mg
  • Iron: 2.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 246.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.66mg
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