This One-Pan Meat Lovers Pizza Gnocchi sports all the flavors of a loaded meat and cheese pizza. Tender gnocchi (potato dumplings) are sautéed in a bit of butter, then smothered in pizza sauce, with pepperoni, sausage, and ground beef. Top that off with a layer of melted mozzarella - wow.
2lbs. gnocchi, cooked according to package directions, but just a bit underdone, well drained
2cupsof your favorite pizza sauce
2oz.mini pepperoni plus a few more for garnishing the dish
½lb.Italian sausage, browned and fats drained
½lb.ground beef, browned and fats drained
1lb.block mozzarella cheese, grated
fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Melt the butter over medium heat in an large oven-safe skillet; stir the garlic into the butter and cook for a few seconds, just until fragrant.
Raise the heat to medium high and add the cooked gnocchi all at one time. Don’t stir for a bit, allowing the bottom of the gnocchi to turn golden brown. Turn the gnocchi and sauté one more minute.
Top the gnocchi with pizza sauce, water, pepperoni, sausage, and ground beef, stirring to combine evenly. Bring to a gentle simmer, then top everything with grated mozzarella cheese, as desired. Scatter some pepperoni over the top.
Turn your broiler to the High setting. Transfer the prepared skillet of gnocchi to the oven, placing it about 6” under the broiler. Broil just until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and golden brown on top. Garnish with parsley. Let skillet meal stand for approx. 5 minutes before serving.