This Sausage Gnocchi with Spinach is creamy and delicious! The recipe is the perfect weeknight meal and only requires 20 minutes & ONE POT!
This dish is packed with flavor! It is creamy and delicious and honestly, you won't even know it's not pasta.
Italian Dinners always go over well in my house. I absolutely love them and if I knew I wouldn't blow up, I would probably eat Italian food for every meal. Oh, and Mexican food. I could never live without either of these.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It is one of the easiest dinners I make, and it requires minimal ingredients.
- Gnocchi cooks in minutes, which makes this entire recipe only 20 minutes from start to finish. High Fives All Around!
- This recipe cooks in one pot..more high fives!
- It is packed with creamy flavor that will make everyone want seconds.
Love gnocchi? Put my Pesto Gnocchi recipe on the weeknight menu too!
Gnocchi- Italian Potato Dumplings that cook in minutes and are so satisfying. We are using a pre-made, dry, store bought gnocchi from the pasta isle.
Mild or Sweet Italian Sausage- The perfect protein to add in, that packs so much flavor
Roasted Red Peppers- Optional, but they make the recipe much more colorful with just a touch of smokiness
Baby Spinach- Greens to toss in for color and nutrition
Garlic and Onion- Provides the dish with classic Italian flavor
Parmigiano Reggiano- My favorite nutty cheese that turns this sauce into velvet
Heavy Cream and Chicken Stock- The base of the sauce
Olive Oil- Just a touch to assist with flavor and cooking our sausage and onions
NOTE: You will notice that I don't add salt to the recipe. This is due to the saltiness of the cheese and chicken stock. If you need a pinch, certainly add some, but do taste it at the end of the recipe before adding, to ensure you don't make it too salty!
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make Creamy Sausage Spinach Gnocchi:
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Here are the Step by Step Instructions for Sausage Gnocchi.
Step 1: Heat a dutch oven or deep skillet to medium heat. Add in olive oil and allow it to heat up for a few minutes. Add in the Italian Sausage and onions. Cook until no longer pink (about 8 to 10 minutes), breaking up the sausage a bit as it cooks.
Step 2: Toss in the garlic, gnocchi, chicken stock, and heavy cream. Stir until combined. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Place the roasted red peppers and spinach into the pot. Cover again for 3 minutes.
Step 4: Uncover, turn off the heat completely and add in the parmigiano-reggiano cheese and a pinch of black pepper. Stir well. The cheese will melt instantly and this creamy meal is ready to serve!
Step 5: Serve hot and Enjoy!
Gnocchi is a potato! It is actually made from mashed potatoes, flour and egg to form little, delicious dumplings. Gnocchi goes way back and if you want to nerd out on the topic like I did, check out The History of Gnocchi article from Saveur.com.
Gnocchi is on the bland side, which is why it pairs so wonderfully with sauces. I like to cook mine in a cream sauce, like in this recipe, rather than boiling them in water. The gnocchi picks up such good flavors this way.
What to Pair With This Recipe:
This recipe is quite filling itself, but if you are looking for more options, try a simple salad with my creamy balsamic dressing or for a decadent addition, try my air fryer garlic cheesy bread. A glass of white wine, like Chardonnay, goes wonderfully with this meal too.
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