Want a quick hearty meal this One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi is the perfect weeknight burst of flavor recipe that you’re looking for!
Gnocchi has always been one of our quick and easy go to dinner recipes. We like it pretty much any which way we can get it! Growing up in Minnesota we have things thing called Klub which is pretty much this big potato dumpling that has bits and pieces of diced ham inside and you serve it with butter and salt and gnocchi really reminds me of that, but the crazy shortened version.
WHAT IS GNOCCHI?
Gnocchi is known as “Italy’s Italian Dumpling”. While may eat it as a pasta, it is actually a potato dumpling that can be served many ways! When we first started eating gnocchi I literally would just put butter and salt on it, I know weird, but that was what I was used to and I couldn’t resist it.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH GNOCCHI?
There are literally a million different ways you can serve gnocchi. This One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi is just the tip of the iceberg.
- You can boil it and serve it with a variety of sauces cream, tomato based, butter based, etc.
- You can also pan fry gnocchi and serve it like you would some fried potatoes.
In this recipe we started with some mild Italian sausage that is browned with some onions, tomatoes, spinach, cream, gnocchi and cheese and it all comes together in one pan, under 30 minutes and is crazy good. It is creamy,
meaty, rich and flavorful. Those are all the qualities that I adore in my dinner recipes.
We used garlic and oregano flavored diced tomatoes for this recipe but you can use any flavor that you like. Fire roasted, regular, tomato, basil and garlic, the sky is the limit on the flavors. It is easily adaptable as well. Want to add some pepper? Go for it! More cheese, who wouldn’t!
In essence this is a quick and easy weeknight meal that gets people fed fast, fills them up and keeps them going back for more. My kids and husband adore gnocchi and it is one of the recipes that we keep making over and over again with no complaints!
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One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi
- 1 lb mild ground sausage
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 15 oz can garlic and olive oil petite diced tomatoes (any flavor will do)
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 16 oz pkg gnocchi
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1 1-2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Parsley for garnish optional
- In skillet over medium high heat add your sausage, onion, garlic and seasonings and saute until browned,
- Add in your tomatoes, creamy, gnocchi and spinach and heat until gnocchi is cooked, spinach is wilted and some of the cream has reduced (about 8-10 minutes).
- Stir in your shredded mozzarella cheese until melted.
- Top with more cheese and parsley if desired.
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This is one of the best things I’ve ever made. I sub the spinach for kale, though. So good
This recipe was easy and flavorful (small typo in recipe, “creamy” should be cream). The gnocchi offered a nice textural and taste foil for the rich balance of the ingredients. I cooked my gnocchi on boiling water first, and then added to the skillet. I used hot ground italian sausage.
Thank you for providing this easy and delicious recipe.
Very easy to make , delicious combination . Still not a fan of gnocchi will use pasta next time.
Diane Van Der Meer
Made as is and it is awesome.
This was my first time cooking with gnocchi and my first time actually eating gnocchi. While I’m still not sure if I like gnocchi (maybe a little too chewy for me) the flavour of this dish was amazing! I used Yves Mexican Ground Veggie “Beef” which gave it a nice little extra kick of spice. Rich, hearty and delicious. Will definitely make again but maybe with pasta or rice next time. Thank you for sharing!
Wonderful fairly quick dinner option. Makes lots of left overs(cooking for 2 people) and reheats very well! This is my third time making it and will 100% do so again in the future. I love the one pot aspect as it makes clean up so easy afterwards!
A must make!!! So good and the easiest recipe!!
Made this tonight, recipe was very easy to follow. Ingredients were easy to shop for. Never had gnocchi before and hubby is kind of fussy. I didn’t let it reduce long enough and I put the cheese in too soon, hence the inadequate reduction. This meal was amazing. So much flavor. We used a nice crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Will be a regular in our household.
This is incredible. I’ve never commented on any recipe website before but this was exceptional! So creamy and delicious!
Delicious! All four of my children devoured it, not a drop was left over. Making it again, and I’m sure it will be on repeat regularly here. Thank you!
We made the taco gnocchi recipe too, and now there’s a friendly debate in the house about which recipe was better. Lol!
This was super easy to make and very good. I used seitan instead of sausage and it came out well.