Steak With Gnocchi and Green Beans


When searching for the perfect date night meal, you can't go wrong with steak and gnocchi.

Steak, gnocchi, and green bean dinner recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings

Here’s an easy steak recipe that takes dinner to the next level. After perfectly searing a juicy hanger steak, you’ll melt butter in the drippings to sauté shallots. Those alone would be insanely delicious but add in the gnocchi and green beans (plus some parsley and capers for good measure) and, voilà.

Round out dinner with a slice of crusty bread for sopping up any steak juices, and a spicy, earthy red wine like syrah, grenache, or malbec. Once complete, you’ve got an amazing meal fit for many occasions, whether it’s date night, a dinner party, or just a plain old Tuesday.


  • 1 12-oz. pkg. refrigerated potato gnocchi

  • 8 ounces haricots verts or green beans, cut into 2-in. pieces

  • 1 1-lb. hanger steak (about ¾ in. thick)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided, plus more for cooking gnocchi

  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high. Add gnocchi and cook, undisturbed, until they begin to float, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi to a medium heatproof bowl.

  2. Add beans to boiling water; cook for 1 minute. Transfer to bowl with gnocchi. Reserve ½ cup cooking water.

  3. Season steak with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add steak and cook, flipping once, until deeply browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for about 5 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Add butter and let melt. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add gnocchi, beans, and reserved cooking water; bring to a simmer and cook, undisturbed, until liquid is reduced and saucy, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, capers, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  5. Slice steak and serve with gnocchi and beans.

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