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Spicy Sausage, Spinach, and Mushroom Gnocchi

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This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

This past Wednesday, I went with my friend and tried out SoulCycle after work. Have you ever heard of it? It’s like this ridiculously crazy spin class that’s a whole body workout because you do upper body work while you cycle, too. I’ve never done a spin class before and I think I’ve ruined any other spin class for myself because I don’t think there are any other spin classes quite like SoulCycle. All day at work on Wednesday, I was fretting over the class. I definitely am the worst with cardio but I need to start incorporating it in my exercise routine. Pure Barre is great for strength and toning but there isn’t a whole lot of cardio.

Anyway, I can say that SoulCycle was the hardest cardio workout I’ve ever done. I walked out there DRENCHED in sweat. My arms (I know, right?) were so sore that night because of the number of pushups we did. Yes, you actually cycle and do pushups on the handle bars at the same time. AND at the end, you do weight work with your arms while cycling.  Three days after my first Soul class, I was still sore. I will say, though, that I did LOVE the class and I will be returning maybe once a week (it’s so expensive!!). I love the environment and music. You cycle in the dark in candlelight and the instructor and music is SO uplifting and motivating. I heard that you can burn up to 700 calories in one class. That’s like Thanksgiving dinner!! Haha, woo!

This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

 

This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

I love quick weeknight dinners just as much as the next busy person. Gnocchi is something we don’t eat often but I was walking the aisles of World Market and saw packages of gnocchi so I grabbed two and figured I’d make something with them ’cause of their versatility. Trust me, if you can boil water, you can cook gnocchi. It takes like 5 minutes to cook gnocchi :) I don’t do the homemade gnocchi – I could, I just don’t have the time and I’m sure you don’t either, so grab yourself a package of pre-made gnocchi and get this dish on your dinner table!

This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

 

This 15-minute spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is SO flavorful and incredibly easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!
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Spicy Sausage, Spinach, and Mushroom Gnocchi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This 15-minute gnocchi is SO flavorful and easy to whip up that you'll want it on your dinner table multiple times a week!

Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1: 16 ounce package of potato gnocchi, this is the one I used
  • 3/4 pound spicy pork sausage
  • 1 diced onion, about 3/4 cup
  • 8 ounces of baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 10 ounces of chopped frozen spinach (thawed and excess liquid squeezed out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese, to top
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and follow the instructions on the gnocchi package. Drain well once done.
  2. In the meantime, brown sausage in a skillet over medium high heat and break it into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon. Add the onion and mushroom to the skillet then saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Toss the drained spinach in the sausage mixture.
  4. Add the gnocchi to the skillet and gently toss to evenly distribute the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve hot and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

 

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Posted on December 08, 2014

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  1. 12/08/2014 at 7:50 am

    I have never heard of SoulCycle! BUT I am totally gonna do one before I go out for burgers and fries to burn off those 700 calories! ;)
    On a different note..I haven’t tried gnocci. I live under a rock, and that is about to change! Pinned!

  2. 12/08/2014 at 7:52 am

    Now this is my kind of dinner!! Yum!

  3. 12/08/2014 at 8:07 am

    Gnocchi is one of my favorite meals! Love!

  4. 12/08/2014 at 8:31 am

    I would probably die in a soulcycle class. They sound intense but good! Also… I’m totally the last person on the planet to try gnocchi. I’ll add it to my list of things to try this year because this looks amazing! :)

  5. 12/08/2014 at 9:17 am

    I think I need to find a SoulCycle class around here just so I can have an excuse to eat eleventy billion bowls of this pasta dish. :)

  6. 12/08/2014 at 2:16 pm

    I love gnocchi, this is a perfect weeknight pasta dish!

  7. 12/08/2014 at 2:39 pm

    I have heard SoulCycle is amazing. Need to try! And I definitely need to try this gnocchi!!!

  8. 12/08/2014 at 5:20 pm

    Such a great recipe, just the kind of meal I’m craving right now!

  9. 12/08/2014 at 6:30 pm

    I need to cook this up stat!!!

  10. 12/08/2014 at 8:30 pm

    This looks insane! I love the spicy sausage addition!

  11. 12/09/2014 at 2:44 am

    total comfort food. love this kind of stuff for quick and easy peasy stuff on weeknights :)

  12. 12/11/2014 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve never done SoulCycle but now you’ve really got me interested!! I heard it’s super addictive, so keep us posted!

    In the meantime, I’m gonna go sit on my couch and enjoy this gnocchi :)

  13. 12/12/2014 at 7:31 am

    This looks right up my alley! It looks so simple and satisfying. My husband and I are moving to NC at the end of the month and I think this will be my go to dinner after our long twelve hour drive!

    • Julie
      12/12/2014 at 8:02 am

      The perfect dinner after a big drive and move! Good luck with everything!

  14. 12/15/2014 at 9:41 am

    love this! i tried it recently and have already made it three times since! so easy to make and delicious! i shared it on my blog for my readers, with credit back to you, of course! thanks so much for sharing! :)

  15. Laura Salovitch
    12/26/2014 at 6:52 am

    Is a wooden spoon absolutely necessary for breaking up the spicy sausage? (I don’t have one [a wooden spoon, that is.])

    • Julie
      12/29/2014 at 7:22 am

      No, not absolutely necessary. Break it up with whatever utensil you cook with.

  16. Jessica
    01/23/2015 at 1:45 pm

    Made this for a quick lunch today. It was easy to throw together and tasted so good. Thank you for the recipe, it will be repeated often in my kitchen.

    • Julie
      01/25/2015 at 9:30 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it and will make it a regular in your kitchen!

  17. Robbie
    06/24/2015 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve had this pinned for awhile waiting to find gnocchi. Now I have a source. I would love to use fresh spinach instead of frozen. Would you recommend the same quantity? Can’t wait to try this dish!

    • Julie
      06/25/2015 at 6:53 pm

      I would do about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of spinach

  18. 09/13/2015 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been making this for a few years. I make mine with hot turkey sausage to cut the calories down and I use fresh spinach- one whole huge bag. Tonight was the first time I added mushrooms- great addition!

  19. Gina
    02/10/2016 at 10:13 pm

    Just made this for dinner, YUM! It was quick and easy. I used 12 oz. of fresh spinach, only salted the gnocchi, and added about a teaspoon of chopped garlic. This is a keeper recipe for me.

  20. Ginaz
    04/18/2017 at 10:12 pm

    I have made this a few times and love it. It is so quick and easy. I use a whole onion, a bag of fresh spinach and a box of sliced mushrooms. I get about 4 servings out of it.

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