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A skillet of spicy ragu gnocchi

Spicy Ragu Gnocchi | Weight Watchers

This filling and easy Spicy Ragu Gnocchi is 7 SmartPoints per portion on Weight Watchers Freestyle plan. 
Course dinner
Cuisine American, British
Keyword easy weight watchers dinner recipes, gnocchi recipes, weight watchers recipes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 303kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 500 g gnocchi
  • 500 g extra lean ground beef 5% fat
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 400g / 14.5 oz
  • 220 ml beef stock made up with 1 stock cube
  • 40 g low fat mature cheese shredded / grated


  • Heat half of the olive oil in a large skillet/frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the gnocchi, gently stirring for 4 - 5 minutes until the gnocchi starts to colour on all sides. Tip the cooked gnocchi into a bowl and set aside till later. 
  • Heat the remaining oil in the skillet and add the chopped onions. Saute them for 3 - 4 minutes till they start to soften. Add the garlic, cook for a minute making sure that you stir it to stop it sticking to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Add the minced/ ground beef, salt, paprika, black pepper, sugar, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Move the beef around until it has browned and there is no pink left. Add the chopped red pepper and stir to combine. 
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and beef stock and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the gnocchi and continue to simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring every now and again until the sauce has reduced and most of the liquid has cooked off. 
  • Sprinkle over the grated cheese and either place the skillet under the grill to brown off the cheese or alternatively, place a lid on the skillet and heat for a couple more minutes to melt the cheese. 
  • Serve hot!


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Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5.3mg