Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach Recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 815
Caloriesfromfat 53 %
Fat 48 g
Satfat 14 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 1,886 mg
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 36 g

Ingredients

2 9-ounce packages refrigerated gnocchi or one 17.5-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 5-ounce bag baby spinach
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan, plus more for garnishing

Preparation

Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling it with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, spinach, salt, and pepper and cook, tossing frequently, until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes. Add the drained gnocchi, the reserved cooking liquid, and the Parmesan and toss. Divide among individual bowls and sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Tip: Gnocchi are small, quick-cooking dumplings, usually made from potatoes. You'll find them with the fresh or dried pasta in supermarkets, or you can substitute a short pasta, such as rigatoni, penne, or farfalle.

Note:

Kate Merker,

March 2007
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