Photo: Quentin Bacon
Prep Time
15 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

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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Ratings & Reviews

I make this all the time

December 07, 2015
I make this exactly as written and it comes out great every time. This is my go to recipe ehen I need something fast. My whole family loves it.

laura808's Review

March 23, 2012
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.

Whatthe's Review

February 25, 2012
Very good. Easy to make. I am going to try it with polenta as well.

kimarch's Review

February 19, 2012
I used a bulk mild Italian pork sausage. I think I should have drained it before adding the spinache and gnocchi as it seemed a bit greasy, I added more pasta water than recommended to cut the grease and it was very tasty. Will definately make again.

Rozdower101's Review

April 13, 2010

seraeads's Review

March 02, 2009
We used two hot Italian turkey sausage links, added 6 button mushrooms quartered, two sun dried tomatoes, a chopped pinch of both thyme and oregano, and a bunch of asparagus to the recipe. It was super delicious and the husband really loved it!