Chicken chorizo cauliflower gnocchi skillet
Cooking with chorizo might be one of my favorite quick weeknight dinner options.
I love getting fresh chorizo sausage at Whole Foods and typically, I get the pork chorizo sausage but I noticed that they now have chicken chorizo sausage!
It’s way less greasy and fatty than the pork but it still has all the flavor of chorizo!
I love cooking with chorizo because it gives SO MUCH flavor to a dish and you don’t need extra sauce or seasonings because the chorizo gives it all!
This chicken chorizo cauliflower gnocchi skillet is amazing because:
- comes together in less than 30 minutes
- one skillet
- not terribly bad for you because chicken sausage vs. pork sausage and cauliflower gnocchi vs. potato gnocchi
This is actually a really similar recipe that is in my cookbook but I’d have to say I like this one slightly more because of the above points!
How fast is this chicken chorizo cauliflower gnocchi skillet?
Less than 30 minutes.
Fresh chicken sausage, when you break it apart into smaller pieces, cooks very quickly.
Baby spinach, onion, red bell pepper (equally diced), and cauliflower gnocchi make for quick cooking, too!
Tips to ensure that you can make this chicken chorizo cauliflower gnocchi skillet in under 30 minutes
Have all your ingredients pre-chopped and ready to go. There’s a reason why chefs have a mise en place!
This chicken chorizo cauliflower gnocchi skillet goes FAST once you start cooking.
After you brown the chicken chorizo sausage, everything moves at a fast pace!
Even putting the frozen cauliflower gnocchi into the skillet requires you to move fast, haha
What if I can’t find chicken chorizo?
You can use another type of fresh sausage.
The closest I would suggest would be a hot Italian sausage.
Do I have to use chorizo?
No, you can use another type of spicy sausage.
I would probably not use breakfast sausage though.
What if I can’t find cauliflower gnocchi?
You can use riced cauliflower or regular potato gnocchi.
Can I use regular gnocchi?
Is this spicy?
Chorizo is spicy but depending on your tolerance to spice, it could be mild or spicy to you.
Either way, if you are sensitive to spice, you can adjust accordingly.
Other recipes that use chorizo:
Chicken Chorizo Cauliflower Gnocchi Skillet
Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.
- 1 pound fresh chicken chorizo sausage
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1: 12 ounce bag frozen cauliflower gnocchi
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup baby spinach
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown and break up sausage. Once mostly cooked through, add onion and red bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the frozen cauliflower gnocchi to the skillet then add 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook until gnocchi is softened.
- Remove from heat and add the baby spinach. Toss. The residual heat will wilt the spinach. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.