Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach

Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach
Combine browned sausage meat with garlic and wilted spinach and toss with pillowy gnocchi for an elegant weeknight dinner. Get the recipe. Photo: Quentin Bacon
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 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

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan, plus more for serving


  1. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ¼ 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 gnocchi, the reserved cooking liquid, and the Parmesan and toss. Divide among individual bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

815 Calories
48g Fat
58g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1886mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 36g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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