May 21st, 2015

Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

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CHEESY GNOCCHI AND SAUSAGE SKILLET — Tender gnocchi pasta with Italian sausage and cheese cooks up in one skillet for a quick and easy meal!

Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

I love one pot meals! They make dinner time so much easier. I mean, who needs more dishes to wash? I especially love one pot meals when they’re as delicious and satisfying as this Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet.

This meal was a huge hit with my family, and it’s no wonder, seeing as it’s loaded with pasta, Italian sausage and cheese. It’s amazingly hearty and there wasn’t one bite left over.

I served it with a green salad and some garlic bread and everyone left the table happy. My husband and boys are already asking me to make it again.

Gnocchi cooks up really quickly, so you can have this tasty skillet dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

I just love those little pillows of pasta! In fact, I try to keep some in my pantry at all times because I can always whip up a quick and delicious meal if I have gnocchi on hand.

And when you smother gnocchi in a creamy sausage and tomato sauce, then top it off with melted cheese, it’s pretty much pasta perfection.

Best of all, I only had one pot to clean when we were done eating. And I have no complaints about that!

This one is definitely going into the regular rotation at our house. It’s exactly the kind of recipe you need in your collection for those busy week nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry.

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Cheesy Gnocchi Sausage Skillet


Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

Preparation 5 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 20 mins
Serves 6     adjust servings

Tender gnocchi pasta with Italian sausage and cheese cooks up in one skillet for a quick and easy meal!


  • 16 ounces fresh gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring frequently, for about 7-8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.
  2. Add the sausage to the skillet, and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a simmer. Return the gnocchi to the pan.
  5. Stir in cream, and cook a few minutes more, until everything is heated through.
  6. Top with Mozzarella cheese. Place skillet under broiler for about 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted an bubbly.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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  1. One pot – that’s my kind of dinner. YUM Danelle!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  2. Since we avoid fennel at all costs, we substituted regular hot sausage. It was like eating pizza. Anything with gnocchi tastes awesome!


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