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Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Spinach

This recipe has been sitting in my Dinner Ideas Pinterest board for far too long. Now I know that heavy, doughy gnocchi and spicy italian sausage doesn’t exactly scream summer, but this is so good that it doesn’t even matter. Just crank your AC and pretend it’s winter, mmmkay?

Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Spinach
Slightly adapted from Made in Melissa’s Kitchen


One 17.5 ounce package shelf stable gnocchi
1 lb Italian sausage
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (I didn’t have onion, so I used 1 tsp dried minced onion)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
5 oz. bag of ready-to-use baby spinach
1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnishing


  1. Crumble and brown the sausage in a deep skillet over medium heat. When sausage is almost completely browned, add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chicken broth, spinach and seasonings, cover, stir occasionally. While sausage mixture is simmering, cook the gnocchi according to package directions.
  3. When gnocchi is cooked, drain and add to the sausage mixture, add cheese and toss together. Garnish with additional cheese, if desired.

 Mmm so good! This could easily be turned into a hearty soup by adding more broth and carrots. I hope you enjoy!


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