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!

    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
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    • 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


    • 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.



    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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  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    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!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Now this is my kind of dinner!! Yum!

  • Maria says:

    Gnocchi is one of my favorite meals! Love!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    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! :)

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    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. :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

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

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • Gaby says:

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

  • marla says:

    I need to cook this up stat!!!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    This looks insane! I love the spicy sausage addition!

  • francesca says:

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

  • Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says:

    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 :)

  • April Bland says:

    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 says:

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

  • Gina at Pumpkin + Rose says:

    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! :)

  • Laura Salovitch says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

  • Jessica says:

    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 says:

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

  • Robbie says:

    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 says:

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

  • Coco says:

    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!

  • Gina says:

    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.

  • Ginaz says:

    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.

  • Liz says:

    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 says:

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

  • Blu says:

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


  • Roxanne KR says:

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

    • Julie Wampler says:

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

  • James says:

    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.

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