I try not to take many chances in my cooking. And by that I mean that I don’t make “chick food”. Because my husband is not shy and will tell me when something is not manly enough. I’ve learned through the years that if it doesn’t include a large piece of meat or isn’t covered in cheddar, it’s going to be called girly.
But sometimes a recipe calls to me. Like this one. I pinned it forever ago and every time I go to plan a week of meals, I click through and stare at it. Because gnocchi with a fun sausage (I used sundried tomato) and spinach is the kind of thing my dreams are made of.
So I finally took a chance and made it. Verdict? My husband loved it! He said it was weird but he ate it and then ate leftovers the next day! I loved it, the kids loved it, it was an all around winner.
Another bonus? It took no time at all to come together! The gnocchi only requires a few minutes in boiling water and I used a fully-cooked chicken sausage so all I had to do was brown it. Seriously awesome.
Gnocchi with Sausage with Spinach
- 1 package pre-made whole-wheat gnocchi (about 3 cups)
- ¼ cup gnocchi cooking water
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 3 links fully-cooked sun-dried tomato chicken sausage (diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 4 cups baby spinach
- ¼ cup Parmesan
- Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup cooking water before draining.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. SautÃ© onion until they begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add chicken sausage. Allow the sausage to brown and heat through, stirring occasionally. Add in garlic and baby spinach, toss and continue to cook until spinach is wilted.
- Add cooked gnocchi into the skillet with the sausage and spinach, top with the remaining Tablespoon of olive oil and the reserved cooking water. Mix together. Top with Parmesan.