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ground beef gnocchi in two bowls

Ground Beef Gnocchi

This quick one pan ground beef gnocchi recipe has a creamy tomato sauce and turns store-bought gnocchi into a gourmet meal. It'll be a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword beef and gnocchi, gnocchi bolognese, ground beef gnocchi, hamburger gnocchi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 574kcal


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1/3 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 pound uncooked potato gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes. If there's lots of excess fat, spoon most of it out.
  • Stir in the garlic and Italian seasoning.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, cream, and gnocchi to the pan, and give it a good stir. Once the sauce starts to bubble again, cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Uncover the pan, stir it, and let it cook for another few minutes, or until the gnocchi has cooked through and is nice and soft and the sauce has thickened to your liking.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese and salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately. 


  • There is no need to pre-cook the gnocchi. It'll cook right in the sauce. 
  • This dish would be excellent with fresh basil stirred in at the end. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 8mg