This is a comforting dish and is indulgent with ingredients like wine, cream, and shallots. I do not recommend adding salt because I find the sausage to have enough salt in it. Although cheese is optional, I find it gets lost in the sauce.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
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6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat and cook sausage until no longer pink, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 7 minutes. Continue to brown the meat and add mushrooms, shallots, butter, and oil. Cook until mushrooms and onions are soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Add white wine to the sausage mixture and simmer, uncovered, until wine has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add gnocchi, cream, Italian herbs, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use homemade gnocchi in place of packaged gnocchi.

Nutrition Facts

486 calories; protein 12.3g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 38.4g; cholesterol 139.5mg; sodium 469.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
about the best thing I've ever eaten!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
about the best thing I've ever eaten!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow, this was so good. I did reduce the sauce ingredients and omitted the shallot (personal preference), but plan on making this every time I want gnocchi. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great and my kids loved it. We did add fresh spinach at the very end and let it wilt. Topped it off with some fresh Parmigiano, have it that extra kick. Great recipe. Will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Came out great. Took a little bit longer for the sauce to thicken (about 15 mins) but it came out incredible. New favorite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely wonderful. Great flavor. Easy. Everyone cleaned their plates. I used sweet Italian sausage with fennel. Yumm yumm Read More