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One-pot Gnocchi With Ground Beef Recipe From Val's Kitchen

My Mom introduced me to gnocchi when I was a child. It is one of my favorite carbs. There’s just something about those little potato filled dumplings that makes my belly so very happy. Often I eat them with a little butter, salt and pepper. Sometimes I like to use them as part of a recipe, making them a main meal instead of a side. This recipe is super simple to make, and results in a cheesy comfort food in a reasonable amount of time. I made this usng the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System because it cooks quickly and doesn’t hear up the house like the stove. If you need to or prefer, the dish could easily be made on the stove with a pot and a pan and a little more time. Here’s how I made it.

One-pot Gnocchi With Ground Beef


  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 2x 10 oz bags frozen potato gnocchi
  • 1x 16 oz jar double cheddar pasta sauce (I used Ragu)
  • 4 oz water
  • 1x 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion


Turn Ninja on to stovetop high and brown the ground beef.

Once beef is browned, remove temporarily. Do not drain juices.

Add pasta sauce, water and tomatoes to Ninja and stir well.

Add the gnocchi.

Cover and let come to a boil.

Turn off heat and add ground beef back into pot.

Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Gnocchi With Ground Beef - Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Recipe From Val's Kitchen


patricia Marsden September 22, 2016 - 8:01 am

I still enjoy sides like gnocchi most as sides.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom September 22, 2016 - 12:26 pm

The first time my daughter tried gnocchi, I didn’t know how she would feel about it (she has food issues), but she LOVED it! I want her to eat it often because she’s so skinny, it will put some meat on her bones.

Hey Sharonoox September 22, 2016 - 12:31 pm

I haven’t tried this dish before but it sounds yummy!

Liz Mays September 22, 2016 - 12:41 pm

My son and boyfriend LOVE gnocchi. This is a different way to serve it than they’ve been eating. I’ll suggest it!

Divya @ Eat Teach BLog September 22, 2016 - 12:43 pm

This looks like such a simple meal to make! I could TOTALLY do this on a weeknight!

Nellwyn September 22, 2016 - 1:06 pm

I love one-pot recipes! This looks like a great dinner for a weekday evening, so simple.

Neely Moldovan September 22, 2016 - 5:25 pm

We love making gnocci! My husband is pretty good at it but my technique could use some work!

zim September 23, 2016 - 1:54 am

Yummy! I will try this recipe. Ground beef is a favorite of mine.

adriana lopez September 23, 2016 - 3:52 am

Yummy gnocchis. Love Italian food but have never tried to make this dish. Gnocchis have a tricky technique I guess I will take your expert advice and try to make them at home.

Marielle Altenor September 24, 2016 - 8:57 pm

Am I the only person that hasn’t tried Gnocchi before?? Got to change that.


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