Irresistible, marinated steak bites are served with perfectly browned gnocchi in this quick and easy, family favorite meal.
Steak and potatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, spaghetti and meatballs, Superman and Lois Lane — well, you get the idea. It is an irresistible pairing. What we don’t love is how long it takes to cook those potatoes, especially considering how quickly steak bites cook. Years ago we decided to try gnocchi instead of potatoes, and have never looked back. We are all about quick and easy weeknight meals, and this is one of our family’s absolute favorites.
The best cuts of steak for this recipe are sirloin steak, ribeye, New York, and tenderloin. Most importantly, you want your steak to be uniformly cut into bite-sized pieces for quick and even cooking.
Gnocchi is a potato dumpling — a traditional style of Italian pasta. You should be able to find it in the pasta aisle of your local grocery store.
Serving Suggestions for Steak Bites and Gnocchi:
Keep this meal simple with a salad on the side or your favorite roasted veggie, or both!
Make Ahead and Freezer Instructions:
If you don’t want to worry about the time to marinate steak for this recipe, you can always dice and marinate your steak ahead of time. Let your steak marinate for 1-8 hours before wrapping your marinated steak cubes in plastic wrap and placing in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and continue on with the recipe when ready to cook.
Storage and Reheating Instructions:
Steak bites and gnocchi is best served fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil over medium-low heat until warmed through.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious quick and easy dinner recipes:
- Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese
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- Cheesy Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
- Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta
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Steak Bites and Gnocchi
- 1 pound beef sirloin steak or beef tenderloin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pounds dried packaged gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese , for serving (optional)
- Dice steak into bite-sized pieces. Trim off any excess fat or sinew. Place steak bites into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag or a shallow bowl for marinating.
- Add in lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat, cover or seal, and refrigerate. Let marinate 1 to 8 hours.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook gnocchi in the boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, use tongs to add half of the steak to the skillet, leaving the marinating liquid behind. Some liquid is okay, but you don't want to steam your steak. Cook, stirring occasionally,, until steak bites are seared and browned. Remove from skillet, set aside, and cook the remaining half of the steak being sure not to crowd the meat. Return previously cooked steak to the skillet.
- Add butter and crushed garlic to the skillet with the steak. Let garlic toast 1 minute. Add in gnocchi and saute 3 to 5 minutes until gnocchi is lightly browned.
- Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling (optional).