Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi is a delicious, creamy, easy, one skillet meal, with ham, potato gnocchi, green beans, cheese, onions and garlic!
Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi is a delicious, creamy, easy, one skillet meal, with ham, potato gnocchi, green beans, cheese, onions and garlic!

Do you enjoy eating gnocchi? I sure do… those little fluffy potato bundles can be combined with a number of sauces and/or meats for a delicious meal. Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed using them for a number of recipes, because they are easy and quick to cook!

I found the original recipe for the ham and cheddar gnocchi online, and made several changes to suit our taste buds! This recipe is pretty straightforward in that you add ingredients to a skillet, cook, add more ingredients, and cook again. Cover it all with a blanket of cheddar cheese then eat. You get the picture. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make this yummy all-in-one-skillet dish! Here’s how to make it:

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You will need a large, oven-proof skillet for this dish. Melt a Tablespoon of butter over medium heat in the skillet. Add two cups of chopped onions to the butter, and sauté them for approximately 4-5 minutes, or until they become tender and are golden brown.

Toss in the diced or shredded ham, and stir to combine. Cook the ham, onions and butter until heated through, approx. 2-3 minutes.

Chopped onions are cooked in melted butter in a large skillet.
Shredded (or cubed) ham is added to the cooked onions in the skillet.

Stir in the water and the chicken broth, and bring this mixture to a simmer. Once the liquid is simmering, add the gnocchi and sliced green beans. Stir everything well, then put a lid on the skillet.

Cook (covered) on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice during the cooking time. When done, the green beans AND the gnocchi should be tender to the bite.

Chicken broth and water are stirred into the skillet with ham and onions.Potato gnocchi and sliced green beans are added to the skillet.

Finishing The Ham And Cheddar Gnocchi

Turn on the broiler in your oven. to preheat. Add garlic powder, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Stir in the half and half (or whipping cream, if using), then stir to combine these ingredients.

Sprinkle the gnocchi with grated cheddar cheese. If you don’t enjoy cheddar, you can use the cheese of your choice (such as Pepper Jack, Swiss, etc.). I use cheddar, because we always have it around, and it adds nice color to the dish. 

Put the skillet on a rack, positioned about 4-5 inches from the broiler heating element. Let the ham and cheddar gnocchi heat under the broiler about 2-3 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is bubbly on top. Be sure to keep an eye on it, so you don’t burn it! When done, remove from the oven and it’s ready to serve!

Seasonings and half and half are added to the ingredients for ham and cheddar gnocchi.Grated cheddar cheese is added to ham and cheddar gnocchi, then skillet is put under a broiler.

Serve The Ham And Cheddar Gnocchi

Serve the ham and cheddar gnocchi straight from the skillet. It is a rather rustic presentation, but it works! Besides, who needs one more serving dish to wash, right? Just grab a large spoon and dish it up onto individual serving plates Enjoy this flavorful all in one skillet meal!

Ham and cheddar gnocchi has been removed from broiler nd is ready to eat.A close up photo of the ham and cheddar gnocchi, ready for serving.

I really hope you enjoy this dish. We sure do, and enjoy how simple it is to make. The leftovers can be easily reheated using a microwave. Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a wonderful day, friends.

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Recipe adapted from: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/ham-and-cheese-gnocchi/

Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi is a delicious, creamy, easy, one skillet meal, with ham, potato gnocchi, green beans, cheese, onions and garlic!

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and cheddar gnocchi
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 593 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion (approx. 1 large)
  • 12 ounces ham (diced or shredded)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 16 ounces potato gnocchi (1 pound pkg.)
  • ¾ cup sliced fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup half and half (or substitute heavy whipping cream)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large (ovenproof) skillet. Add chopped onions to skillet; sauté approx. 4-5 minutes, or until tender and translucent. Stir in diced or shredded ham. Cook 2-3 minutes until heated through,

  2. Stir in water and chicken broth; bring this mixture to a simmer. Once simmering, add gnocchi and sliced green beans. Stir well, then put a lid on the skillet. Cook (covered) on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. When done, green beans AND gnocchi should be tender. Remove skillet from heat. **Turn on oven broiler to preheat while you finish making the gnocchi.**

  3. To gnocchi add garlic powder, and then salt and pepper (to taste). Stir in half and half (or whipping cream, if using), combining all ingredients. Sprinkle gnocchi with grated cheddar cheese.

  4. Put skillet on a rack, positioned about 4-5 inches from the broiler heating element. Broil 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is bubbly on top. Be sure to keep an eye on it, so you don't burn it! When done, remove skillet from oven, serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 593 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 1616mg70%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 568IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 278mg28%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Ham and Cheddar Gnocchi

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