Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi Recipe
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Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi Recipe

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I get creative in the kitchen with dishes like this when we're too busy to go to the grocery store. My daughter loves this dish, and it's easy for little fingers to pick up while still learning to use utensils. —Carla Andrews, Lorton, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Italian turkey sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 442 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1341mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook sausage 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add spinach and tomatoes; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted.
  2. Stir in gnocchi and spaghetti sauce; heat through.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled gnocchi mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a skillet, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Originally published as Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 263971
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

"Packed with flavor! Whole wheat gnocchi is a good option. I doubled recipe - 5 sausage links & 10 oz spinach were plenty.

- Theresa"

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