Cheeseburger gnocchi

If you follow me on Instagram you would have noticed that I was vacationing in Santa Fe, NM for an EARLY anniversary trip with my hubby.  We had an amazing trip allowing us to eat, shop and site see through the gorgeous artsy town.  Typically when I get home from a trip its after dinner or we pick something up so we don’t have to worry about dishes or cleaning up a mess.  We arrived home pretty early in the afternoon so I knew dinner would be up to me.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I had my fair share of hamburger helper dinners while growing up.  My parents would leave for a function and my sister and I would be in charge of dinner.  If it was up to my sister to make dinner you could count on hamburger helper or her taco salad recipe.  I’m almost 30 years old and I haven’t had hamburger helper in over 15 years and I can’t say I miss it all that much.  This cheeseburger gnocchi recipe reminds me of the simplicity of those dinners along with the cheeseburger and pasta twist.

Cheeseburger gnocchi

The best part about a quick dinner is that I had all of the ingredients except for the beef.  Quick store trip and 20 minutes later dinner was served for our family and it didn’t come from a box.  I even had the time to take and edit photos, so that I could spend more quality time with the little one before bedtime.

I can’t wait to share the details of our fabulous trip to Santa Fe in the next week or so.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Cheeseburger gnocchi

Cheeseburger gnocchi


  • 1 pound 93/7 lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3.4 cup diced onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounce can rotel mild diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 pound potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • basil leaves for topping


  1. Add meat to a skillet over medium heat.  Pour in the worcestershire sauce and cook until brown.
  2. Add onions and mushrooms to the meat along with salt and tomatoes.  Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in sour cream and then drain the pan if any juices are still in it.
  4. Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions and then place in empty skillet while meat and vegetables are being drained.
  5. Toast the gnocchi in pan for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Pour in the meat mixture and stir in the cheddar cheese.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese and place under oven broiler for 45 seconds or until cheese has melted.
  8. Top with basil leaves.
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19 comments on “Cheeseburger gnocchi”

  1. Happy (early) anniversary Megan. Your trip looked GORGEOUS! Santa Fe is now on my visit list.

  2. Happy (early) anniversary Meagan. Your trip looked GORGEOUS! Santa Fe is now on my visit list.

  3. Oh funny how I use to love Hamburger Helper as well. Thinking how much I use to make it in college and live off of it all week. I can’t remember the last time I had it either and I am perfectly okay with that. But this dish I am all over. I am sucker for gnocchi and with hamburger – something new to me so I can’t wait to try it. Pinned!

  4. So much epic awesomeness in this dish!! And I am so glad you had a blast in Santa Fe!

  5. Loved the pictures from your trip! Can’t wait to hear more the details!
    This dish is just the kind of recipe I like to have on hand for busy nights! It looks great!

  6. Comfort food at its best! I like that you chose to use gnocchi, really adds a nice touch.

  7. Wow, this looks fantastic! My boyfriend loves gnocchi, but I’m always hard-pressed to figure out ways to eat it, besides just tossing some marinara sauce on top. This looks like a great, quick dinner option, and I’m looking forward to trying it! 🙂

  8. I love gnocchi. This looks so delicious!

  9. This looks amazing, I could eat that entire pan!

  10. This type of a recipe is such a MAJOR family pleaser. Something about nicely spiced, meaty cheesey one pan dishes that is comforting.
    Adding the gnocchi was an inspired idea! I like it.

  11. I’ve never had Hamburger Helper and something tells me this is SO SO much better. It looks like pretty much my ideal comfort food.

  12. Happy early anniversary! It looks like you enjoyed your trip. I really wish I had this cheeseburger gnocchi for dinner tonight. It looks incredible!

  13. This is such a great idea!

  14. This looks really tasty. I have a ton of gnocchi in the pantry right now. I also have a bunch of ground beef in the fridge, this looks like a win to me.

  15. This look fabulous! I can sometimes be a little funny about gnocchi, but with burger and cheese flavours I am sure I’ll love this, perfect quick dinner!

  16. Yum Yum Yum!! That sounds and looks delicious!! I love gnocchi and cheeseburgers and you put them together… oh my! Gotta try these!!

  17. Wow – amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

  18. so creative!! i love that you use gnocchi for it!

  19. How delicious does this look and what stunning pictures! I will definitely have to try this soon!

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