Beef & Bacon Gnocchi Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
This gnocchi dish tastes like a bacon cheeseburger. Go ahead and top it as you would a burger—with ketchup, mustard and pickles. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Beef & Bacon Gnocchi Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Preheat broiler. Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, 4-6 minutes, breaking meat into crumbles. Drain.
  3. Stir in half the bacon; add gnocchi, water, cream and ketchup. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium heat until sauce has thickened, 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until cheese has melted, 1-2 minutes. Top with tomatoes, green onions and remaining bacon.
Potato gnocchi
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.