This recipe is in regular rotation at our house, my husband loves it. I pretty much follow the recipe as written. Served with some crusty bread and a glass (or two!) of wine ... mmmm.
Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach
Photo: Quentin Bacon
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Other: 10 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 815
- Calories from fat: 53%
- Fat: 48g
- Saturated fat: 14g
- Cholesterol: 96mg
- Sodium: 1,886mg
- Carbohydrate: 58g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 11g
- Protein: 36g
- 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
- 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.
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