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Large bowl filled with creamy italian sausage spinach gnocchi with a gold fork

Sausage Spinach Gnocchi

  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Sausage Spinach Gnocchi is quick and delicious. The recipe is the perfect weeknight meal and only requires 20 minutes & ONE POT!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 16 ounce package ground Mild or Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 16 ounce package pre-made dry gnocchi, from the pasta isle
  • 1/4 cup jarred roasted red bell peppers, cut into skinny strips (optional ingredient)
  • 2 ounces of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese (Buy the real stuff or it will not turn out as good)
  • pinch of black pepper


Heat a dutch oven or deep skillet or pot 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.

Toss in the garlic, gnocchi, chicken stock, and heavy cream. Stir until combined. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.

Place the roasted red peppers and spinach into the pot. Cover again for 3 minutes.

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!



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!

Turn heat off completely at the end of cooking to ensure the gnocchi does not overcook in the pot.

Pairs well with Chardonnay and a salad or garlic bread!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: sausage gnocchi, spinach gnocchi, italian sausage gnocchi, 20 minute dinners, quick dinner ideas, easy dinners