Pan Fried Gnocchi Recipe with Broad Beans, Parma Ham and Ricotta

Fried gnocchi with broad beans, parma ham, ricotta and sage

  • serves 6
  • Easy

This combo of cool lemony ricotta and crisp golden fried gnocchi is an absolute winner



  • ricotta 250g tub
  • lemon 1, zested
  • parma ham 6 slices
  • gnocchi 400g (we used Fresh Pasta Company)
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • garlic 1 clove, bashed
  • butter for frying
  • sage a handful of leaves
  • blanched broad beans 150g after double podding


  • Step 1

    Mix together the ricotta, lemon zest and lots of seasoning. Spread over the base of a shallow, wide serving dish.

  • Step 2

    Grill the parma ham, turning, until crisp. Leave to cool then break into shards.

  • Step 3

    Drop the gnocchi into boiling salted water and as soon as it comes to the surface scoop out onto kitchen paper to drain.

  • Step 4

    Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the garlic for a couple of minutes so it flavours the oil. Add the gnocchi and cook until golden and crisp (do in batches if needed and keep warm in a low oven).

  • Step 5

    In a separate small pan, add a large knob of butter then fry the sage until crisp. Spoon the gnocchi on top of the ricotta, scatter over the blanched broad beans, then the butter and sage, and sprinkle with the crispy parma ham.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 252
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturates 5.1g
  • Carbs 22.1g
  • Sugars 1.6g
  • Fibre 3.7g
  • Protein 12.2g
  • Salt 1.3g