Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

I came across this next recipe on Real when I was signing up for a subscription today. We had a bunch of spinach in the fridge but not the right sausage. Also, I’m trying to cut out salt wherever I can so I added some other spices to this. I switched up a few other things so I'll have to try the original recipe sometime. You can see the original recipe here & my adaptation is below.

gnocchi with sausage and spinach

Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach  

one 17.5-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

1 roll Jimmy Dean Light Sausage (I had to use what we had in the freezer)

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 5-ounce bag baby spinach

1 Tbs Italian Seasoning

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan, plus more for garnishing

Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Meanwhile, heat the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, crumbling it with a spoon. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, spinach, Italian Seasoning, and pepper and cook, tossing frequently, until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.

Add the drained gnocchi, the reserved cooking liquid, and the Parmesan and toss. Divide among individual bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan.


  1. wow, this looks delicious! i love gnocchi :)

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