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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!

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
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
  • 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.

Recipe Video

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Posted on July 18, 2018

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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.

  21. Liz
    07/19/2018 at 9:06 am

    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
      07/19/2018 at 9:18 am

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

  22. Blu
    07/19/2018 at 12:23 pm

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

    Blu

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