• Feel Good
  • 22nd Nov 2023
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  • 2 minutes

One pan cheesy sausage gnocchi

One pan, six ingredients and all of the autumnal flavours.

Serves: 6


1/2 lb. fresh Italian sausage (about 4 links)

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 (17.5-oz.) package fresh gnocchi

2 c. jarred marinara

1 c. water

1 (16-oz.) ball fresh salted mozzarella, torn into bite-size pieces

8 oz. fresh spinach, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic, grated or very finely minced

Fresh parsley or basil leaves, for serving


Remove sausage from casings and tear into bite-size pieces. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a bowl.

To the same skillet, add oil. When hot, add gnocchi and cook, stirring occasionally, until gnocchi are golden and crispy, about 8 minutes.

Add marinara and water to skillet, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in half the mozzarella until mostly melted into sauce, then fold in spinach until wilted.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in cooked sausage and garlic.

Position a rack at the top of the oven and heat the broiler. Scatter the remaining mozzarella all over the gnocchi. Broil until melted and golden, 3 to 6 minutes depending on your broiler.

Let cool for 5 minutes before topping with parsley or basil and serving.


Recipe credit: Delish

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