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A white bowl with gnocchi bolognese
Gnocchi Bolognese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Gnocchi Bolognese, or the ultimate comfort food. Rich ground beef in tomato and veggie sauce, soft potato gnocchi, topped with cheese, the best family dinner one can get on a chilly rainy day. This dish is jam-packed with amazing flavours, it's healthy, and so easy to make. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 lb ground beef (about 450g)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 lb gnocchi (about 450 g)
  • 2 cups beef broth (stock)
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  1. Heat up the oil in a pan set over a medium heat.

  2. Chop the onion and fry until golden, then add the chopped garlic, and leave to fry for a further 30 seconds.

  3. Add the ground beef and use a wooden spatula to break it up into pieces, until it begins to brown.

  4. Peel the carrots and chop them up together with the celery sticks, then add them to the pan together with the beef stock.

  5. Leave to cook with the lid on until the liquid is reduced, then add the tomato puree, seasoning and herbs.

  6. In a separate pan, bring salted water to the boil, then add the gnocchi and cook according to the packet instructions.

  7. When the gnocchi are cooked, drain the water, and add them to the bolognese sauce together with the cheese and parsley.

  8. Give it a good stir, and turn off the heat.

Nutrition Facts
Gnocchi Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 960mg40%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 5401IU108%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.