Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi Bake

The flavors of your favorite sub sandwich are stirred into a simple skillet meal and studded with fluffy potato gnocchi and creamy cheeses. This Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi Bake is sure to be a new dinner menu must-have.

Do you have favorite flavor combinations? I know I do– tomato and basil, buffalo and ranch, even peanut butter and chocolate. Just to name a few. Still, the front runner on my favorite list will always be Philly Cheesesteak. And over the years we’ve found some truly original ideas for re-imagining it. 

This includes but is not limited in it’s yumminess to things like egg rolls, quesadillas, nachos, stew, and an especially cheesy grilled cheese sandwich. Remember that ‘but not limited to’ bit? That’s the bit that kept us guessing, trying new incarnations and concoctions until we made this awesome Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi Bake. 

A quick and easy skillet meal, this Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi Bake has it all. Seasoned ground beef, sauteed peppers and onions combine with fluffy potato dumplings and cheese for a dish that’s bursting with Philly Cheesesteak flavor in every single bite. Creamy, cheesy gnocchi mac and cheese + the classic flavor of your favorite sub sandwich = mealtime magic. Don’t miss out on this fun, new dish.

Creamy, cheesy gnocchi mac and cheese + the classic flavor of your favorite sub sandwich = mealtime magic. Don’t miss out on this fun, new dish.

Philly Cheesesteak Gnocchi Bake
An easy skillet meal that incorporates potato gnocchi into a dish that reminds you of your favorite Philly Cheesesteak.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  2. 1/2 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  3. 1/2 small onion, sliced
  4. 1 16oz pkg potato gnocchi
  5. 1 lb ground beef
  6. 8oz cream cheese, softened
  7. 1 tsp seasoned salt
  8. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  9. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  10. 1/4 tsp onion powder
  11. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  12. 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  13. 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the Gnocchi according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water to stop them cooking, and set aside.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the peppers and onions, stirring occasionally, and cook until tender. Transfer the cooked veggies to a plate.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook, stirring and breaking up, until completely browned. Drain completely and return the meat to the skillet.
  4. Add the cream cheese, Worcestershire, Dijon, and salt to a small mixing bowl. Stir until the mixture's evenly combined. Transfer the mixture to the skillet and stir it into the beef until again, evenly incorporated. Stir in the veggies and cooked gnocchi until fully incorporated, use a spatula to spread the mixture out evenly across the skillet. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly out over top.
  5. Bake the skillet meal at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Turn the broiler on, and watching the dish carefully to avoid burning, brown the cheese.
  6. Serve warm, garnished with chopped or dried parsley, if desired.
Notes
  1. Not a fan of ground beef or prefer a chicken cheesesteak? You can easily sub ground chicken for the beef, or skip that step and go with chopped rotisserie chicken pieces.
Adapted from This Gal Cooks
Adapted from This Gal Cooks
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What’re your favorite flavor combinations? Do you have your own unique spin on the flavors of Philly Cheesesteak? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

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