Italian sausage gnocchi

Italian sausage and gnocchi make for a flavorful and satisfying dish. Here’s a simple recipe for Italian Sausage and Gnocchi:


  • 1 pound (450g) gnocchi (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 pound (450g) Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook Gnocchi:
    • Cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Brown Sausage:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove any excess fat.
  3. Sauté Onion and Garlic:
    • Add chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until it becomes translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Broth:
    • Pour in the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir well and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in Cream and Spinach:
    • Pour in the heavy cream and add chopped spinach. Stir until the spinach wilts and the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Combine with Gnocchi:
    • Add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet. Toss everything together until the gnocchi is coated in the sauce.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve the Italian Sausage and Gnocchi hot. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley if desired.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy your delicious Italian sausage and gnocchi!

This dish is quick to make and packed with flavors. The pillowy gnocchi, savory Italian sausage, and creamy tomato sauce create a comforting and satisfying meal. Adjust the seasonings to your taste and customize with your favorite herbs or additional vegetables if desired.

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