Italian Sausage and Gnocchi Skillet


Sausage, gnocchi, and spinach are the main ingredients in this quick, one-skillet meal. I've used mild sausages but hot Italian sausages can be substituted. Gnocchi is usually in the same aisle as dried pasta.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced

  • 1 pound mild Italian pork sausage, casing removed

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry mini potato gnocchi

  • 2 ½ cups no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 5 ounces baby spinach

  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat avocado oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add sausage; stir to break up the meat and cook until well browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Drain excess oil and keep meat mixture in the skillet. Add gnocchi, stirring to break up any clumps. Stir in tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in spinach and nutmeg and simmer until spinach has wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top, cover, and simmer until cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
27g Fat
23g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1128mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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