Cheesy Bison Gnocchi


This recipe was inspired by Dash of Mandi’s Hamburger Helper Gnocchi . I saw this and KNEW I had to make this. The issue was this meal was a bit imbalanced with the high fat intake. I wanted to make this lower in fat and with bison instead of ground beed. You could also sub ground turkey if beef isn’t your thing.

Could you make this even lower in fat with ground turkey and reduced fat cheese? Sure, do yo thang, but for me, I’ll take full fat cheese and bison all day.

Want lower carb? I am sure Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi would be an excellent substitute for the potato gnocchi.

To add a bit more fiber, serve alongside some roasted veggies like broccoli, artichokes, and Brussel sprouts.

Whatever you decide to do, this recipe is a hit, I promise. I served this on Super Bowl Sunday!


Serves 4 people

491 calories per serving

362 grams per serving

18 fat | 44 carb | 38 protein

2 fiber

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Cheesy Bison Gnocchi

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground bison organic, grass fed
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 3/4- 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • 1 lb shelf stable gnocchi
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh parsley for topping


  • In a skillet over medium heat, spray with olive oil spray and add the bison and onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Let the bison cook until it is cooked through, crumbling it as it cooks.
  • Add the paprika, chili powder, cayenne, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, yogurt, chicken stock and gnocchi. Mix everything up and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to low heat, cover and let simmer for 4-5 minutes. The gnocchi should be tender.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese and mix until melted. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  • Serve and top with fresh chopped parsley.


  • To make DF, use DF cheese and DF yogurt. 
  • To make gluten free, use a gluten free gnocchi.
Keyword bison, cheese, gnocchi

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  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe, the whole family loved it, including my 18month old and very selective daughter. I did change the yogurt for whole milk ricotta since my daughter seem to always notice the tang from GY and won’t eat the entire meal. I love finding quick and easy recipes that taste great!

  2. 5 stars
    It was very good. I used sour cream in place of the yogurt bc I had it on hand. Also used frozen gnocchi bc I had it on hand. I just boiled it first and then added it. Worked well. Yummy!

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