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Gnocchi with Meat Sauce

By Fitnspicy @fitnspicy

I often order gnocchi with meat sauce when we go out for Italian but I so rarely make it a home. In fact, I think this is the first time I have ever made meat sauce from scratch!

I get a lot of my recipe inspiration from Everyday Food, there is always a ton of variety and relative easy weeknight meals. I came across a recipe for gnocchi with homemade meat sauce and something about it screamed comfort food. This makes enough for the gnocchi and a good sized container to freeze. We will definitely be enjoying the leftovers when we get back from Thailand!

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Gnocchi with Meat Sauce

Gnocchi with Meat Sauce

by A Fit and Spicy Life

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef (90-93% lean)
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 carrots, shredded with a grater
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes, broken up with a blender or immersion blender
  • 1 tbsp Greek or Italian seasoning mix
  • 1 pound gnocchi, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese to top the gnocchi and meat sauce


In a large stockpot heat olive oil over medium heat.

Add meat and break it up with a spoon until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add salt/pepper and tomatoes, bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, or until liquid is slightly reduced.

Stir in Italian or Greek Seasoning and more salt/pepper if needed.

Top gnocchi with meat sauce and mozzarella.

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