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Gnocchi and Sausage

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Gnocchi and Sausage

This recipe is very easy and so very good. I personally don’t make gnocchi by hand as it is readily available in the grocery store and generally pretty good for “ready-made” pasta. Of course, if you have the time, I always prefer fresh rather than store-bought but that’s just me. Want to know a little history about gnocchi? Visit here History of Gnocchi

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Gnocchi and Sausage

Easy and delicious
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, meat, Pasta, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 750kcal


  • 2 – 9oz. packages refrigerated gnocchi or 1- 17.5 oz. package shelf-packaged gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage loose not in casings
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 5 oz. bag baby spinach
  • 3/4 cups 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling it into small pieces until browned, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, spinach, salt and pepper and cook, tossing frequently until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes
  • Add the drained gnocchi, the reserved cooking water, and Parmesan cheese and toss. Serve with additional Parmesan.





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