parmesan garlic gnocchi in bowl

NOTE: This is an updated version of an old recipe on the blog. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the new recipe!

Some recipes just need a little refreshing, a little updating, a little reintroduction. This one pot creamy Parmesan garlic gnocchi is one of them, and I hope you agree — it’s good to see it here again.

The original recipe for this creamy, carb-happy dish was made with a prepackaged sauce which, as far as I can tell, has been discontinued. But I didn’t want that to mean that our relationship with the one pot gnocchi should also come to an end, oh no no nooooo. That would just be cruel.

Instead, what we now have here is a recipe that is just as fast (15 MINUTES, YOU GUYS), just as easy (10 ingredients!), and just as delicious but with a homemade sauce instead of one that pours out of a pouch. In other words, this newly revamped one pot creamy Parmesan garlic gnocchi dish = BAE.

mixing ingredients in one pot

As with all one pot recipes, I love that this entire dish cooks together. You make the quick sauce, add the gnocchi, let the gnocchi cook directly in the sauce, then stir in some goodies like Northern white beans, fresh chopped kale and grated Parmesan cheese. And that’s all she wrote. So when you’ve got a couple hours of The Bachelor to watch but only a few minutes to get dinner ready beforehand, this recipe is your BFF.

one pot parmesan garlic gnocchi

And even though it’s creamy, the sauce is made with just a little bit of butter and milk, so it’s better for you than just straight dumping cream into the pot, as some creamy pasta recipes require. I mean, don’t get me wrong, those recipes are DELISH, but sometimes it’s just too much. Plus, this makes me feel like I can sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese on top of my gnocchi with a heavy hand. Balance.

If you’ve tried the original version of this recipe on my blog, I’d love to know what you think of the new recipe with the homemade sauce! And if you haven’t yet tried it, now is the time to get this dish into your life. It’ll warm you up from the inside out, like good comfort food should, and carry you through the rest of this ridiculously chilly winter.

parmesan garlic gnocchi in bowl

One pot creamy gnocchi, will you accept this rose?

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parmesan garlic gnocchi in bowl

One Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Gnocchi with White Beans and Kale

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 ounces gnocchi
  • 3 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 1 (15 oz) can Northern white beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping


  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; stir constantly for 1 minute until fragrant. Add chicken broth, milk, butter and a few dashes of salt and pepper.
  2. Add gnocchi; stir to combine. Cook, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes until gnocchi is soft and cooked through. Stir in kale, beans and Parmesan cheese. Cook until kale is just wilted.
  3. Serve with more grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.