Sausage & Spinach Gnocchi


This was a super easy and so tasty.  I used sundried gnocchi which just added more flavor.  If you love Italian sausage as Ted and I do you will enjoy the combination of these ingredients together.

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: about 1 1/4 cups

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 links Italian turkey sausage (about 6 1/2 ounces), casings removed. You can use mild or hot sausage.  I used sweet Tuscan.
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 12-ounce bag spinach, stemmed
  • 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large broiler-safe skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes more. Increase heat to medium and add sausage, garlic and pepper. Cook, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring up any browned bits, until the water has evaporated, about 1 minute. Add spinach a handful at a time and cook, stirring, until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir the gnocchi into the spinach mixture. Top with mozzarella. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.


Per serving: 418 calories; 15 g fat (4 g sat, 8 g mono); 46 mg cholesterol; 52 g carbohydrates; 2 g total sugars; 21 g protein; 3 g fiber; 792 mg sodium; 671 mg potassium.


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