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A white bowl with gnocchi bolognese
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Gnocchi Bolognese

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. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 298kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef (about 450g)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 lb gnocchi (about 450 g)
  • 2 cups beef broth (stock)
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Heat up the oil in a pan set over a medium heat.
  • Chop the onion and fry until golden, then add the chopped garlic, and leave to fry for a further 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef and use a wooden spatula to break it up into pieces, until it begins to brown.
  • Peel the carrots and chop them up together with the celery sticks, then add them to the pan together with the beef stock.
  • Leave to cook with the lid on until the liquid is reduced, then add the tomato puree, seasoning and herbs.
  • In a separate pan, bring salted water to the boil, then add the gnocchi and cook according to the packet instructions.
  • When the gnocchi are cooked, drain the water, and add them to the bolognese sauce together with the cheese and parsley.
  • Give it a good stir, and turn off the heat.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5401IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 5mg