A delicious Creamy Beef Gnocchi recipe. You can’t go wrong with the combination of a creamy beef mince bolognese paired with pan fried gnocchi. This is sure to be a hit with the family for dinner.
I went to dinner with some friends and I had a creamy gnocchi bolognese, I absolutely loved it. It made me want to recreate it at home for the family. I tried many times for many months, but it was never creamy enough or cheesy enough, and I have finally perfected it. And… it’s super easy, but you need to work quickly with this recipe so make sure you have everything ready. This Creamy Beef Gnocchi recipe is going to be in regular rotation for my family I think, as it is my sons newest favourite dinner, apart from nachos.
This Creamy Beef Gnocchi is quite easy to make. Start with browning the mince, onion and garlic in a pan. I then add the passata sauce. I use store bought passata, but you could make your own if you wish. Next you add the cream cheese – which is the key to the creamy-ness of this gnocchi dish.
Add your gnocchi to a pot of boiling water. The gnocchi I use is – Guzzi’s Golden Pasta Gnocchi Potato Dry 500g. But any packaged gnocchi would work fine. The gnocchi should only take about two minutes to cook. You will know when it’s cooked when it rises to the top.
Once the gnocchi is cooked I add it into a frypan with some butter, garlic and herbs and cook until golden and a little bit of crunch. This absolutely makes the recipe in my opinion but you can skip this step if you prefer soft gnocchi.
Sprinkle the tasty cheese over the mince bolognese mixture and stir through. Once the gnocchi is browned to your liking, then add the bolognese to the gnocchi. Top with herbs and a little parmesan cheese to serve.
Recommended Tools to Make Creamy Beef Gnocchi
- Supoon – Sit Up Scraping Spoon – This spoon is amazing. It has a LFGB grade silicone head which is strong enough to break up mince to brown in the frying pan. The flat squeegee tip and flexible sides makes it easy to scrape jars, bowls and pans clean. Plus it has a built-in spoon rest so your Supoon’s head sits hygienically up off your bench.
- Alligator chopper – If you’re like me and cry when chopping onions, this just makes it so much easier and tear free.
Creamy Beef Mince with Pan Fried Gnocchi
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 brown onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 500g lean beef mince
- 700g passata with herbs
- 125g cream cheese, cubed
- 500g gnocchi
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
- 2 cups tasty cheese, grated
- Parmesan cheese, to serve
- Fill a large saucepan with water. Bring to the boil.
- Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Cook mince, onion and garlic over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
- Add passata, stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat.
- Add cream cheese to frying pan with mince, stir through until blended into the sauce.
- Meanwhile, add gnocchi to saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until gnocchi floats. Drain.
- Melt butter in a large shallow frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add gnocchi and dried herbs. Saute 2-4 minutes until gnocchi begins browning.
- Sprinkle tasty cheese over mince, stir through.
- Once gnocchi is browned to your liking, add to mince mixture and stir through.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
This Creamy Beef Gnocchi recipe is going to be in regular rotation for my family I think, as it is my sons newest favourite dinner, apart from nachos. Yes there is lots of garlic in this recipe… we love garlic in my house!! Want more tasty and convenient dinner ideas like this one? Then check out my Hearty Dinners Recipe Cookbook.
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