Garlic butter gnocchi with Italian sausage. These hearty gnocchi hit the spot for a quick meal, taking just 25 minutes to prepare. Plus, they’re made in one pot and easily customizable by throwing in your favorite vegetables for an extra personal touch.
Why You’ll Love this One-Pot Gnocchi with Sausage Recipe
This gnocchi dish is a personal favorite – prepared in one pot, ready in under thirty minutes and immensely satisfying. Imagine soft gnocchi coated in a luxurious garlic-infused butter sauce, complemented by Italian sausage. It’s so delicious that you won’t be able to resist until it’s all gone!
What makes this recipe even better? Its incredible versatility! Easily incorporate your favorite vegetables to create a crowd-pleasing dinner. This recipe is perfect for using up fridge veggies, ensuring a delightful meal every time.
Let me guide you through the recipe with this step-by-step VIDEO or follow along on YouTube.
What is Gnocchi
Gnocchi are petite dumplings, typically considered a form of pasta, made from a mixture of mashed potatoes (and occasionally ricotta), flour and eggs. They’re super versatile, suitable for being pan-seared in butter or cooked in various tomato-based or creamy sauces. In this recipe, we combine gnocchi with Italian sausage in a luscious buttery sauce. But you can basically pair them with almost anything. If gnocchi isn’t a regular in your culinary repertoire, it’s an excellent addition to explore!
You can find gnocchi in different forms: frozen, fresh (usually located in the refrigerator section of your grocery store), or dried (available in the pasta aisle).
Ingredients to Make Garlic Butter Gnocchi with Sausage
- Gnocchi: These cook directly in the flavorful pan sauce, no pre-cooking required.
- Italian Sausage: Choose your preferred type, sweet or spicy, for maximum flavor. Alternatively, chicken sausage or ground pork work well as substitutes.
- Garlic: Freshly minced garlic for a burst of flavor.
- White Wine: Use dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay to deglaze the skillet. If you want to keep it alcohol-free, omit the wine and add more broth.
- Chicken Broth: Opt for low-sodium chicken broth. If using regular broth, adjust salt to taste before serving. Vegetable broth is also an option.
- Lemon Juice: Adds a zesty kick to enhance the dish’s flavors.
- Unsalted Butter and Olive Oil: Used for searing the sausage and creating the buttery sauce.
- Seasoning: A simple blend of salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning complements the Italian sausage flavors.
- Herbs: Freshly chopped parsley.
- Add your favorite vegetables such as spinach, broccoli rabe, green peas, bell pepper, kale, or mushrooms to customize the dish to your liking.
- For a vegetarian version, simply exclude the sausage.
- Experiment with different meats by substituting Italian sausage with chicken or pork sausage, ground pork, turkey or bacon.
- Consider serving the gnocchi alongside a simple side salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a refreshing accompaniment.
- Fridge: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a microwave or in a saucepan over medium until steaming.
- Freezer: Gnocchi can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Cooking Video: How to Make One-Pot Gnocchi with Sausage
Garlic Butter Gnocchi with Sausage
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter divided
- 12 ounces Italian sausage mild or spicy, casings removed and roughly chopped
- 8 garlic cloves minced
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.1 pounds gnocchi
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
- Get your prep done before you start cooking. Remove casings from sausages and roughly chop into small pieces. Mince the garlic cloves and chop the parsley.
- Heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium high. Add sausages, place in a single layer and sear undisturbed for 2 minutes. Then stir and cook until browned. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Deglaze the skillet with white wine, simmer for 2 minutes while stirring and scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of your skillet with a wooden spoon.
- Add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Next pour in broth and add the remaining butter and lemon juice. Stir until the butter is melted.
- Add gnocchi, cook for 2-3 minutes or according to the package directions. Stir in parsley. Serve and enjoy!