This is the tastiest way to enjoy potato gnocchi, CHEESEBURGER STYLE! This Cheeseburger Gnocchi in a skillet is an easy one pan dinner that your whole family will love.
I based this recipe on Hamburger Helper Skillet Meals, an easy one pan dinner popular in North America, and my love for bacon cheeseburgers. What could go wrong, except offending Italians? 🙂
What Are Gnocchi Made Of?
Gnocchi are soft dumplings, made with everything from potato to ricotta cheese. For this recipe, you need to use the potato gnocchi dumplings, found on the shelf in all supermarkets in the pasta aisle. They aren’t even refrigerated! Traditionally gnocchi is boiled in salted water and then served in a sauce. One pan skillet gnocchi recipe is my favorite way to enjoy this easy Italian pasta.
Of course, this isn’t a traditional Gnocchi recipe, and I’m sorry if I offended any Italians. Mind you, real Italians would probably never buy supermarket gnocchi off the shelf, so maybe I’m ok. This Gnocchi recipe is meant to be a fast skillet dinner, based on my love of Bacon Cheeseburgers. It’s like a Hamburger Helper recipe made with Gnocchi.
This Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi is a perfect meal as a quick dinner recipe, minimal dishes and maximum flavor! The seasoned ground beef cooked with red peppers and tomatoes, topped with bacon and gooey melted cheese, I promise your kids will ask for more. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Your kids will LOVE this! The only way to eat gnocchi, an easy one pot wonder! Cheeseburger inspired with seasoned ground beef, bacon, tomatoes, red peppers, gooey melted cheddar cheese. Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 500 g lean ground beef
- 3 teaspoons Montreal Steak Spice
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup water or beef broth
- 1 package potato gnocchi
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- 1½ cups grated cheddar cheese
- 5 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- 2 green onions, sliced
- oil for frying
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet or frying pan until hot and add the garlic and onion. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to caramelize. Add the ground beef and cook until the beef is browned and cooked. Season with Montreal Steak Spice and cumin. Add the chopped red peppers and fry for about 2 minutes until they start to soften.
Add the can of diced tomatoes, water and potato gnocchi to the beef mixture in the skillet. Stir until mixed and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes until gnocchi is cooked and tender, and the mixture has thickened.
Take it off the heat, mix in the whipping cream and ½ cup of cheddar cheese. Top with remaining cheese, bacon and chopped green onions. Optional: Grill under the broiler in the oven for 2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Double the recipe for a proper family meal with leftovers for lunch the next day. If you don't have Montreal Steak Spice, add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon paprika. If you are in a hurry and don't want to fry bacon, can substitute with Hormel Real Bacon Topping.