Hamburger Helper Gnocchi

This easy Hamburger Helper Gnocchi recipe is an easy one pot dinner that will remind you of your childhood favorite! All the flavors of a delicious cheeseburger can be found in this rich Hamburger Helper recipe – elevated with fresh ingredients!

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I hope you enjoy this Hamburger Helper Gnocchi! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

You will not miss boxed hamburger helper after trying this recipe for homemade hamburger helper. It’s so quick and simple. But, so delicious and packed with comforting flavors.

I’m always finding new ways to enjoy gnocchi because it’s one of my favorite foods. This recipe has made its way to the top of the list. My husband loved it. Also, I’m sure it will be kid approved!

There’s no guessing what’s in this meal unlike the traditional boxed hamburger helper. The ingredients are fresh and a lot of them you will already have in your pantry!

What type of gnocchi should I use?

I use shelf stable gnocchi here as it is a pantry staple and it holds up well to the rich and delicious sauce! But, it is no secret that I’m a massive fan of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi which would work well here and would also lighten up the dish a bit. If you can simmer a brand of gnocchi in sauce, it will work well in this recipe, though plain flavors will work best.

Can I sub in pasta instead of the gnocchi in my Hamburger Helper?

I know this dish is usually served with regular pasta, usually elbow noodles. However, I love the swap. It’s pillowy texture is mouth watering – but of course you can switch back to regular elbow noodles if you want to – just simmer until the pasta is tender, adding a little more beef broth if needed.

Hamburger Helper Gnocchi being stirred in the pan.

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Grey bowl of hamburger helper gnocchi on a grey background.

Hamburger Helper Gnocchi


Description

This easy Hamburger Helper Gnocchi recipe is an easy one pot dinner that will remind you of your childhood favorite! All the flavors of a delicious cheeseburger can be found in this rich Hamburger Helper recipe – elevated with fresh ingredients!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne, optional
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (see note)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 lb shelf stable gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh chopped parsley, optional, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat add the olive oil, beef and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Let the beef cook until it is cooked through, crumbling it as it cooks. If there is excess amounts of grease you can remove some. I personally like for there to be a little bit for added flavor.
  2. Add the garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, heavy cream, beef broth and gnocchi. Mix everything up and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to low heat, cover and let simmer for 4-5 minutes. The gnocchi should be tender.
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese and mix until melted. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  5. Serve and top with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

If you don’t have any tomato paste or you don’t want to open a new can, ketchup will also work in a pinch!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pan
  • Cuisine: American

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    Jenn

    Delicious, quiCk and easy! Thanks for the recipe!

    Jenna

    Holy cow this was so good and easy to make. My husband Had a hard time not devouring the whole pAn.