In my opinion the “dilemma” of leftover prime rib is a problem I’m glad to have. Leftover prime rib is perfect in quesadillas, cheese steak or even au jus sandwiches. But now I have a new favorite dinner featuring the succulent leftovers, a Prime Rib and Gnocchi Skillet.
While the water for the gnocchi is boiling, leftover prime rib is quickly sautéed with red peppers, or ANY other veggies you want to use or need to use up and once the gnocchi are cooked everything gets tossed together and topped with grated parmesan. Seriously this skillet is so quick and easy and tasty everyone will appreciate it and you can make it in UNDER 25 minutes, really more like 15 minutes.
Prime Rib and Gnocchi Skillet a 25 minute dinner
An easy and quick main dish featuring leftover prime rib, and any vegetables you prefer and pre-made ready to cook gnocchi-leftover prime rib never had it so good!
begin by setting up the water for cooking gnocchi and getting on to a boil
cut the vegetables into a little less than bite sized pieces, repeat with the prime rib
heat a 10 inch skillet over medium high heat, once it's hot add the vegetables and dry fry them for 1-2 minutes
then add the prime rib and cook and additional 1-2 minutes
remove from the heat or just turn the burner to very low to keep it warm
at this point the water should be merrily boiling away, once it is cook the gnocchi according to cooking instructions-the kind I used are from Costco and cook in 40 seconds
put the skillet back on the heat and turn it up to medium while the gnocchi cook
once the gnocchi are cooked drain well and toss with the prime rib and vegetables in the skillet-you aren't looking to cook anything at this point so simply tossing to combine is all you need to do
taste for salt and pepper, add if needed
to serve top the hot skillet dinner with fresh grated cheese or simply pass the cheese around the table
- use any kind of vegetable you have or what you like
- feel free to use leftover cooked vegetables but don't add them until you heat the prime rib through and you're letting it rest until you add the gnocchi, that way they'll be warmed but not soft and limp
- I use (and like!) Gnocchi from Costco-it always cooks up nicely and the only time I screw it up is when I cook it or longer than it says