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Beef & Bacon Gnocchi Skillet

This gnocchi dish tastes like bacon cheeseburgers. Go ahead and top it as you would a burger—with ketchup, mustard and pickles. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cooked bacon strips, crumbled and divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Preheat broiler. Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion, crumbling beef, over medium heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Drain.
  • Stir in half of the bacon; add gnocchi, water, cream and ketchup. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sauce has thickened, 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from heat until cheese has melted, 1-2 minutes. Top with tomatoes, green onions and remaining bacon.
Editor's Note
Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 573 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 961mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • NH-rescue
    Dec 19, 2018

    I love skillet dinners because they are so quick and easy. This one was hearty and satisfying. We used fully-cooked bacon to save time. This dish can be varied a bit by using different varieties of gnocchi.

  • Ben
    May 3, 2018

    This dish was a huge hit with my girlfriend and myself. I used turkey bacon instead of normal in order to make it a bit healthier. It turned out amazing. When I reheat leftovers tomorrow I'm going to add pickles.

  • HomeChefColleen
    Oct 1, 2017

    Love this! Super delish! We used cheese stuffed gnocchi and I forgot the ketchup but it was amazing! Two thumbs up.

  • Jeanine
    Aug 3, 2017

    Super easy! Wonderfully delicious! We will have this dish again!

  • Debra Torres
    Feb 9, 2017

    Definitely a keeper! I admit I had my doubts as I put all of the different ingredients together, but what a surprise. Yes! It's like bacon cheeseburgers. I ate mine with a pickle in it.

  • justmbeth
    Dec 11, 2016

    Great quick dinner. The skillet reminded me of a taco casserole but without the taco seasoning or a hamburger casserole.

  • curlylis85
    Oct 23, 2016

    This is a perfect weeknight dinner. All three of my children wolfed it down, and my husband and I both really liked the creamy sauce and the tomatoes on top.

  • danid
    Sep 12, 2016

    This was delicious everyone loved it!