Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
Dinner is easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry. —Laura Miller, Lake Ann, Michigan


  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links, halved and sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook sausage and shallots until sausage is browned and shallots are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, 3-4 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and broth until smooth; stir into sausage mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and cream; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.
  3. Drain gnocchi; add to pan and heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Test Kitchen tips
  • Gnocchi is available shelf-stable and frozen. Look for the shelf-stable variety in the pasta aisle.
  • If you don't have gnocchi on hand to make this dish, use your favorite medium-sized pasta.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 604 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 1226mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.