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This pan-fried Chorizo Gnocchi is ready in 20 minutes and is packed with simple store-cupboard ingredients and a delicious smoky flavour. A quick dinner that the whole family will love.

one-pan family dinner recipe with chorizo and gnocchi

We all know what our dream midweek recipes include, right? Ready in under 20 minutes, and cooked all in one pan. Add in chorizo and OH HELLO. 

Here it is, my Chorizo Gnocchi recipe. Ticking all of those boxes and more.

You can throw everything in the pan and cook together, leaving you with a rich, sumptuous sauce that’s full of goodness in just 20 minutes flat. I just love evenings when I know I have a really tasty meal to look forward to but it’s not going to take loads of time or effort.

Both gnocchi and chorizo have very forgiving shelf lives too, which means you can buy the ingredients to keep in the fridge until you get one of those days in the week when you haven’t planned, defrosted a freezer meal or put anything in the slow cooker either. Voila.

Why you’ll love this Chorizo Gnocchi recipe

⭐️ Simple but tasty ingredients

⭐️ Super speedy

⭐️ Throw it all in one pan

one-pot chorizo gnocchi recipe

About this One-Pot Chorizo Gnocchi

Gnocchi is something I love because it gives a nice change from pasta. Pronounced noh-kee, they are little Italian, soft, dumpling-style pasta made with a dough that usually includes potato, semolina or plain wheat flour, and egg.

They work really well with plenty of sauce, and you can cook it separately or, like this recipe, you can throw it in with the sauce to cook.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my Cheesy Baked Gnocchi too!

Chorizo Gnocchi Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Chorizo ring 
  • Dried gnocchi
  • Red onion
  • Broccoli
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated cheese – Grated mozzarella works well because of how it melts, but you can use whichever cheese you prefer.


  • Chorizo – You could leave this out and add something like leftover chicken instead. Just use some more smoked paprika to retain the spices though.
  • Vegetables – If you want, add as many as you like and get in another one of your 5-a-day. Something like a tin of sweetcorn or frozen peas might work well.


In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully by in the oven on before serving.

Top tip

Make ahead

If you’re really wanting to streamline dinner time, you could cook this the night before instead. Once cooled, pop it all into a casserole dish and place in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to eat, put the dish in the oven to reheat at 200C for 20 minutes, adding the grated cheese on top to melt and brown.


What type of pan is best to use for this recipe?

A really good, sturdy one-pan pan with a lid that can go in the oven, if possible. I recently did a review of these all-in-one pans, which I hope you find useful!

Do I really not need to boil the gnocchi beforehand?

No! It cooks absolutely fine in the sauce and you don’t want to overcook it as they will become mushy. We want it cooked through but still solid.

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5 from 49 votes

Chorizo Gnocchi Pan-Fry

A simple but flavoursome one-pan recipe, this Chorizo Gnocchi dish is great for the whole family and can be whipped up in 20 minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 200 g Chorizo ring, Chopped
  • 500 g Dried gnocchi
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 Broccoli head, Chopped
  • 2 x 400 g Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 60 g Grated cheese


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and add the chorizo chunks, fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the gnocchi, red onion, and broccoli. Stir over a medium heat for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, garlic powder, smoked paprika, honey and salt and pepper seasoning. Cook for a further 5-6 minutes, stirring.
  • Serve with the grated cheese on each portion.


Calories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1478mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 9gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1768IUVitamin C: 156mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    My family and I love this recipe.
    So quick and easy.
    We have adapted slightly and added pepper instead of broccoli and still goes down well 👍