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Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

Creamy Gnocchi Pasta Recipe

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This Creamy Gnocchi Recipe is an easy one skillet recipe loaded with fresh gnocchi, sweet Italian Sausage, sundried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, and garlic all in a rich creamy Parmesan Cheese Sauce.  It is the ultimate comfort food meal and guaranteed to please.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb fresh gnocchi
  • ⅔ cup sundried tomatoes (drained)
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat brown the sausage.  When the sausage is about halfway browned add the onion; cook until soft.  Reduce heat to low. Add the garlic, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and crushed red pepper.  Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.  Remove from the skillet and plate. Drain any excess grease and carefully wipe out the skillet.
  2. Melt butter and heat oil in same skillet over medium heat.  Add gnocchi and sundried tomatoes cooking until the gnocchi are lightly browned; stirring several times.
  3. Add the chicken broth and heavy cream simmering until slightly thickened; 5-6 minutes. Add the spinach and cook just until wilted.  Reduce the heat and add the Parmesan cheese stirring gently until it melts.
  4. Add the cooked Italian Sausage mixture back to the skillet and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

  • Most grocery stores carry fresh gnocchi in the refrigerated section along with the other fresh pastas and cheeses.  If time permits Homemade Gnocchi takes this recipe right over the top.
  • Jarred sundried tomatoes are usually in the aisle with the pickles and olives.  They come either whole or julienne.  I purchase the julienne to save time and because they are cut so perfectly.
  • If the cream sauce thickens too much simply add 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth at a time till desired consistency.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat on the stovetop in a saucepan at a reduced heat or in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute intervals until warm.

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