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Gnocchi and Meatballs


  • 2 bags Dare To Be Different Gnocchi 
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2, 13 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans tomato sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1.5 or 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Parsley, as garnish


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. After boiling, strain and toss with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large pot, combine tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, lemon juice and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together lean ground beef, egg, almond flour, 1 teaspoon salt & ¼ teaspoon pepper. 
  4. Once ground beef is combined, form into 2-tablespoon portions and roll into balls. 
  5. Place raw meatballs into the sauce that is still cooking on the stove.
  6. Cook meatballs in the sauce, about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  7. Once meatballs are cooked, mix in the cooked gnocchi and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  8. Serve the meatballs with gnocchi & garnish with parsley. 

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