Boiled soft and fluffy gnocchi is sauteed in butter with garlic, thyme, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese until golden. This easy dinner will come together in only 20 minutes and only has 5 ingredients.
Prepare your ingredients first: smash and mince garlic, take thyme leaves off sprigs, cut butter, and open package of Parmesan cheese if needed.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, stir the water with a wooden spoon, and add gnocchi while water is swirling. (This will help keep gnocchi from sticking.)
Let gnocchi boil until they all float at the top and give it another minute. Pour water and gnocchi through a fine strainer and let excess water drain off.
When gnocchi is almost done boiling, preheat a saute pan over medium-high heat.
Melt butter and start to saute garlic. When garlic starts to golden, add thyme and saute just a couple of seconds until fragrant.
Carefully add gnocchi, season with some salt, and toss everything to mix. Sear, stirring once in a while, until sides of gnocchi get golden. (If you like it crispier, sear it a little longer until browned.)
Grate Parmesan cheese over the top, stir, and serve.