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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! #gnocchi #easydinner #dinneridea #dinnerrecipe #pastarecipe #spicysausage

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. This spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi is the perfect weeknight dinner for those of you that are busy or want a dinner that you can put together FAST.

And when I say FAST, I mean 15 minute fast. It’s amazing and the flavors are incredible!

I’ve got a new video for this below, too so don’t miss watching me make it!

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!

What is so great about this spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi

Gnocchi is something we don’t eat often because I don’t really think of gnocchi as a “quick” dinner option but it TOTALLY is.

I was walking the aisles of the grocery store 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!

I really like that all the ingredients in this dish are either already pre-cooked or they cook in like 5 minutes.

Mushrooms and spinach cook super fast and if you’re using frozen spinach, like I am in this recipe, you’re essentially just warming it through.

The sausage and onions take the “longest” to cook but even so, that’s like 5 minutes.

Gnocchi takes 2-3 minutes in boiling water.

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!

Seriously, what is there not to love about how quick this dish comes together?

See for yourself in this recipe video how QUICKLY it takes for me to put together this spicy sausage, spinach, and mushroom gnocchi!

For other great gnocchi recipes, you may want to try: 25-minute bacon gnocchi with broccoli and shaved brussels sprouts or this very Fall brown butter and sage pumpkin sauce gnocchi!

Spicy Sausage, Spinach, and Mushroom Gnocchi

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!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
Calories: 1031kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1: 16 ounce package of potato gnocchi
  • 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

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and follow the instructions on the gnocchi package. Drain well once done.
  • 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.
  • Toss the drained spinach in the sausage mixture.
  • Add the gnocchi to the skillet and gently toss to evenly distribute the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

Video

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sausage, Spinach, and Mushroom Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 1031 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Carbohydrates 103g34%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 52g104%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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James

Friday 7th of February 2020

Good Morning! I enjoyed making this dish the other evening for my wife and I. I am always looking for recipes "for two."

The ingredients were simple and nothing that any grocery would not have. The preparation again was very easy and simple.

I used Chorizo sausage (a couple of links as my wife does not like too much heat). Everything cooked well and according to the directions.

The end result looked just like the photo which always makes for a sigh of relief.

I enjoyed the dish extremely well, the Mrs. had a so, so opinion. She thought it should have some sort of "gravy, juice or sauce," as she thought it was a bit on the dry side. Maybe I overcooked?

But overall I would definitely recommend for a nice side that requires a little kick. Thank you for the recipe.

Roxanne KR

Saturday 16th of November 2019

I have not yet made this recipe, but it looks great. I do have a question. Can this be frozen?

Julie Wampler

Sunday 17th of November 2019

no, unfortunately not this one. gnocchi would reheat badly (it gets a weird texture).

Blu

Thursday 19th of July 2018

I'm going to try this with the cauliflower gnocchi :)

Blu

Liz

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Pretty funny, the updated version of this post showed up in my email today, and I just made it last night - I still have a printed copy from the first time around! I use pretty much the same variations as GINAZ above. :)

Julie

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Ha, that's too funny!! The updated version basically just has a video now of me making it :)

Ginaz

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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.