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Fast & Easy Dinner: Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach

Fast & Easy Dinner: Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach


While I always have fresh pasta on hand to use in quick weeknight recipes, I rarely employ gnocchi in the same way. However, this recipe is going to change that!

Wilted spinach, sauteed onions, and Italian sausage come together to make a sauce that is flavorful and filling. A generous helping of Parmesan cheese adds a rich, creaminess to the final dish.

For the recipe,

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Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach

Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach

Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach

Ingredients

2 9-ounce packages refrigerated gnocchi or one 17.5-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 5-ounce bag baby spinach
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan, plus more for garnishing

Directions

  1. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling it with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, spinach, salt, and pepper and cook, tossing frequently, until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the drained gnocchi, the reserved cooking liquid, and the Parmesan and toss. Divide among individual bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Serves 4.

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Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
I made it--thought I'd post a link to the picture! http://teamsugar.com/gallery/view/3092799?page=0,50,0 Very good-didn't love the gnocci (but family did). Didn't use onion (hate them!) so used red pepper, made it look great!!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
I think I'd like this.
emalove emalove 6 years
I like gnocchi, but it always sits in my stomach like a brick after I eat it.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
That looks amazing!
kaybear kaybear 6 years
ooo this looks so delicious & easy to try!
kcmosinki kcmosinki 6 years
this recipe is so simple and it looks delicious, yummy
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