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Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi

My family loves this quick and comforting meal. It has all the flavors of a Philly cheesesteak in a bowl, so it's a whole lot less messier than the real deal. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, halved and sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi


  • In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with green pepper, onion and jalapeno over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Drain, discarding drippings.
  • In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, pepper and salt until smooth; cook and stir until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in beef mixture; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain; add to sauce, stirring gently. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The Worcestershire sauce may seem odd, but don’t leave it out! It adds a savory depth of flavor that balances out this dish.
  • If left to stand and cool, the gnocchi will get sticky, so it’s best to serve this hot from the pan.

  • Editor's Note
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 512 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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    • Hopechurchlady2
      Mar 10, 2020

      This was actually quite bland and too heavy and fattening for the reward. I’m going to delete this one.

    • Tamara
      Feb 10, 2020

      My husband loves THIS!

    • Amelia
      Aug 22, 2019

      This recipe is easy to whip up but there are two changes I made right away: 1) seasoned it more with salt (at least more salt, there is more that could be done in the spice department) 2) switch out the ground beef for a thin cut of actual steak to make it more like a Philly cheese steak sandwich Seasoned a little more thoroughly and avoiding the texture of ground beef made my version of this dish really tasty

    • Faith626
      Mar 2, 2019

      Sorry, but the only thing this recipe has in common with a Philly Cheesesteak is the onion and maybe the provolone cheese. That's it. Nothing else. Why do people continue to call things 'Philly cheesesteaks when the food doesn't even come close?

    • LaurenW
      Jan 24, 2018

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