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Dessert Gnocchi with Cinnamon-Sugar Bread Crumbs

Turn perfect, pillowy potato dumplings into a decadent dessert with cinnamon bread crumbs and a brown butter sauce. Learning how to make gnocchi takes a little technique, but you’ll be making ethereal nuggets in no time. Top the base recipe with sweetened bread crumbs and you’ve got the simplest dessert gnocchi ever.


4 servings

Total Time

15 minutes

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Test Kitchen Tip

BROWN BUTTER SAUCE: Melt 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter in a skillet over medium heat, swirling, until it smells nutty and brown flecks appear. Off heat, add a squeeze of lemon juice and salt to taste; cover sauce to keep warm.


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook until toasted, 7 minutes.

Off heat, stir in sugar, cinnamon, and salt until combined.

Cook gnocchi and toss with Brown Butter Sauce according to recipe directions in the Test Kitchen Tip.

Top servings with Cinnamon-Sugar Bread Crumbs.

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