Potato Gnocchi Recipe with Prosciutto & Kale

potato gnocchi recipe with prosciutto and kale

Potato Gnocchi with Prosciutto & Kale

A potato gnocchi recipe is a fun way for me to give my family a classic Italian dish and mix it up from the pasta meals that we eat so often. There are many types of gnocchi dumplings from egg to flour to cheese, but I cook most often with the common potato gnocchi. I love how tender they get when cooked properly, delicious!

potato gnocchi recipe with prosciutto and kale

Depending on how much kale and chard you add this dish could get very healthy. You could easily load up this recipe with more veggies like bell peppers, olives or chopped mushrooms and still have the delicious sauce, gnocchi and cheese on every bite… a little can go a long way!


Potato Gnocchi Recipe with Prosciutto and Kale
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Easy one skillet potato gnocchi  with fresh vegetables and homemade tomato sauce. Simple ingredients, you can find right from your pantry. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 227 kcal
Author: rika agustini
  • 1 pound gnocchi fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil to stir fry the gnocchi
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 slices prosciutto (use more according to your liking) natural, no nitrate
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups kale/chard
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese low fat
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi, cook and keep stirring until brown for about 5 minutes. Set aside

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the skillet and cook the prosciutto for about 2 minutes

  3. Add onion and cook for about 2 minutes 

  4. Stir in garlic and cook for a quick 30 seconds, then add fresh kale and cook for another 1 minute. 

  5. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning and broth, then bring to a simmer until the sauce thickens

  6. Stir in gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. 

  7. Cook until the cheese is melted, for about 3 minutes.

skillet potato gnocchi recipe with prosciutto and kale

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  • Reply
    Joely Smith
    Dec 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lord have mercy! Gnocchi is my favorite pasta. I am TOTALLY making this! THANK YOU!

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    Robin Masshole Mommy
    Dec 10, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I grew up with homemade gnocchi, so it’s definitely one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try this.

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    Libertad Green
    Dec 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    That looks so delicious, and healthy, too! My husband loves gnocchi, so I have to try this recipe!

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    Dec 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Wow this looks really good and something new for me to try. Can’t wait to try this out.

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    Dec 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    My husband LOVES gnocchi, I’m going to have to try to make this for him!

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    Dec 11, 2016 at 7:39 am

    oh yummy! that looks sooo good. I love gnocchi and this is a great way to eat it.

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    colleen wool
    Dec 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

    This looks delicious! I really want to try it!

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    Jacqui S
    Dec 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Haven’t had gnocchi in ages! May have to try it. I’d do without the tomatoes and replace with a light pasta sauce instead. I know! It’s strange lol. Thanks for sharing!

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    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Wow! That looks splendid! I wish I could taste it! It looks so so good!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    This looks amazing – totally my kind of meal! I’m a sucker for gnocchi, but add greens and prosciutto and I’m a goner.

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    Dec 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! I love gnocchi and I love what you did with it. I think this one pot dish would make a perfect winter dinner.

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    Ali Cummins
    Dec 12, 2016 at 3:07 am

    This looks like exactly the meal you want to cuddle up with in the winter! And, it is impressive looking! I can’t wait to give it a try.

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      rika agustini
      Dec 19, 2016 at 4:12 am

      Hi Ali, yes there’s just something about a nice warm Italian dish in the winter time! Gnocchi has become kind of a comfort food for me. In the colder months I sometimes throw in a little extra cheese, while in the warmer months I tend to use more veggies.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Dec 12, 2016 at 5:52 am

    potato gnocchi with prosciutto and kale.recipe sounds amazing. I would love to try making this dish because it looks delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
    Dec 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    potato gnocchi with prosciutto and kale looks and sounds amazingggg. wow.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    Dec 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    That looks colorful, healthy and delicious. It’s a different recipe than what I am used to, but I would love to try it.

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    Bonnie Gowen
    Dec 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Mmm that looks fantastic! I have never used gnocchi before and can’t wait to make this now.

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    Ave Hla
    Dec 13, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Your potato gnocchi with prosciutto and kale looks mouthwatering! I don’t remember the last time I ate gnocchi, so have to make them againg asap!

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