gnocchi with spinach and sausage and tomatoes

20-Minute, One-Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

5 from 26 reviews

Busy weeknights? No problem. This easy and fast Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach is wonderfully tasty! All you need is 20 minutes and one pan. Deliciously simple! Serve with a loaf of French or Italian bread to eat up any leftover sauce.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins

Yield: 6


  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (bulk, no casings)
  • 1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi (from refrigerated or pasta aisle)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Italian flavored diced tomatoes with juices (do not drain)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, add oil and heat over medium high until hot. Add onion and garlic and stir/cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  2. Add sausage; stir and break it up into pieces, until nicely browned. Don’t drain. Add uncooked gnocchi. Stir 1 min, gently breaking up any clumps. Stir in tomatoes with juices and chicken broth. Cover and cook on medium heat, 5 min, or just until gnocchi is fluffy and cooked through. Turn off heat.
  3. Add spinach and pepper. Stir until spinach leaves are wilted. Sprinkle with cheeses and cover for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melty. Serve immediately. 


Sliced French or Italian bread is a great accompaniment, for soaking up leftover sauce.

Make it meatless: Simply skip the sausage and add another veggie instead. Sub veggie broth for chicken broth.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 217
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 516.5 mg
  • Fat: 12.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
  • Protein: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.8 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: Dinner, main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Gnocchi with Sausage, Easy Gnocchi Recipe