I love, love, love pasta, but sometimes I needed a break from the same-old. I could turn to a veggie alternative like Spaghetti Squash. I sometimes get a “hankering” for something else like another Italian favorite recipe:  Gnocchi with Meat Sauce. So I dropped in at Mark’s Table to find out how?

Today I talked to Chef M about a new recipe and he told me to check out his video of him and his two children preparing Gnocchi with meat sauce. I loved the video and learned another “Fabulous” Recipe from Chef M.


Did You Know? Gnocchi holds its shape well and adds pillowy goodness to any sauce, including tomato-based meat sauces, pesto, Alfredo, and butter-garlic.

Cook Time:  30 mins.     Total Time:   40 mins

  • 1.5 lbs ground chuck 
  • 1 bay leaf
  •  1 tsp oregano 
  •  1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  •  1 cup onions 
  •  1/2 cup celery chopped finely 
  •  1/2 cup carrots chopped finely 
  •  2 garlic cloves minced finely 
  •  2 tbsp tomato paste 
  •  ½ cup dry red wine 
  •  26.46 oz Pomi Chopped Tomatoes 
  •  1.5 lbs homemade or store-bought gnocchi


Salt and Pepper to taste.  Grated Parmesan to garnish


In a large skillet, fry the ground chuck, approximately 7-10 minutes until browned.


  • Bay Leaf
  • Oregano
  • Onion Powder

Stir again.

Next, add the olive oil and sauté the onions, carrots and celery w/ the cooked meat. Add minced garlic and stir well.

Then, add the tomato paste and the chopped tomatoes. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the red wine and continue simmering for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi, (according to package instructions) or if fresh, in a large pot of boiling salted water.  

When the gnocchi rise to the top, drain or use a slotted spoon or stainless steel strainer.

Place the gnocchi directly into the simmering meat sauce. Stir gently. Remove from the heat.

Cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Bon Appétit …..

Chef M


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2045IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 7.8mg