Photo: Whitney Ott; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl. Add gnocchi; cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Place gnocchi in a large bowl. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add sausage to gnocchi. Add tomato and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add gnocchi mixture and stock to pan; sprinkle with cheese. Place pan in oven; broil 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Sprinkle with basil.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Quick, easy and good

November 07, 2015
Will make this one again for sure

JmeleeS Review

March 17, 2015
Just made this recipe last night and it was a real hit!  My family enjoyed the toasted gnocchi and I made the following changes:  1)  Used Italian turkey sausage; 2)  Omitted the chicken broth; 3)  added 1 tsp each of the following spices:  oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme and basil; 3)  added 2 handfuls of baby arugula at the end and stirred till just wilted.  Quick and easy (~25 minutes total) recipe for a great weeknight dinner.  Served with seasoned & roasted asparagus (roasted while I made the skillet) for total meal.  Absolutely will make again and again; enjoy!

JillyBurke's Review

December 08, 2014
Easy and yummy, great for a weeknight dinner. I doubled the sausage since I had that much left over from a recent recipe.

eminthevalley's Review

December 02, 2014
Great recipe as is. I can't find whole wheat gnocchi where I live, so have to use regular. I've made this several times, usually using leftover sausage that's aleady been cooked. My two year old twins love it, so it's in our regular rotation! Oh and I use a cast iron skillet, which gives it an all around crispness on the edges.

carolfitz's Review

October 21, 2014
Pretty easy & nice change from "regular" pastas. We used frozen gnocchi so had to cook, drain and then brown -- otherwise we followed recipe. Served with the recommended grape/hazelnut salad and a little white wine. Good cold-weather supper.

Romaba9's Review

October 15, 2014
Easy and tasty! I added onion as someone suggested, but think it was wonderful all around.

Suze02's Review

October 07, 2014
Very good--but not completely crazy about the whole wheat gnocchi. If I made it again, I might be tempted to sub in regular gnocchi.

melissark's Review

September 30, 2014
Loved this!! Super easy and fast! Add chopped onion when cooking sausage.

lollypaul's Review

September 21, 2014
Great taste, easy to come together. However, even with CHICKEN Italian sausage, the calorie count can't come any lower than 310 calories for 4 servings. Was really disappointed about that after eating so much of it! We made a double batch because we had 6 adults eating it. I questioned adding the chicken stock at the end of cooking, and if you ate it in a bowl it would be okay. I would probably halve the chicken stock or add it earlier in the cooking. Good, but the nutritional info needs to be reworked.

CookinInColo's Review

September 20, 2014
This is really good. Very good flavor and quick and easy to make.