Spinach & Sausage Gnocchi


Some like it hot--but if you don't, sweet Italian turkey sausage is also delicious in this healthy gnocchi recipe. Serve with a mixed green salad with sherry vinaigrette.

Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 2 links hot Italian turkey sausage (about 6 1/2 ounces), casings removed

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 12-ounce bag spinach, stemmed

  • 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi

  • 2 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large broiler-safe skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes more. Increase heat to medium and add sausage, garlic and pepper. Cook, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring up any browned bits, until the water has evaporated, about 1 minute. Add spinach a handful at a time and cook, stirring, until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir the gnocchi into the spinach mixture. Top with mozzarella. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
15g Fat
52g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 41%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Vitamin A 8108IU 162%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Folate 176mcg 44%
Sodium 792mg 34%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 671mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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