Easy One Pan Gnocchi

This is one of the recipe that takes me longer to type up (below) than actually cooking it. It is so easy, quick and so delicious. Except if you go on homemade gnocchi route. Which I have my own recipe for homemade gnocchi.

I originally just want to toss some spinach to bring out more colors. But I ended up using my last bit of sun dried tomatoes in it and turned out, makes the whole dish more tasty! Which I thought would be quite impossible.

I guess this recipe below will feed four people or one person like me but four times. Be light handed on adding salt and pepper on this dish, cause the flavors from sausages (I used hot) and sun dried tomatoes are pungent.


10 ounces Italian sausages -take out of the casing

3 cloves garlic -minced

1/2 cup chicken broth or water

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

12 ounces to a pound of potato gnocchi –homemade or store bought

2 cups fresh baby spinach -loosely packed

1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese -grated

Fresh basil -slightly chopped

Salt & pepper


  • In a large skillet, over medium high heat. Cook the sausage and break it apart, stirring occasionally, until it’s browned. Drain the fat and leave the sausage in the pan.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken broth, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and gnocchi to the pan. Stir to combine. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to your desire. Make sure the gnocchi is cooked, or give another minute to cook. 
  • Add in the spinach and give a good stir until the spinach is wilted.
  • Stir in the basil, salt & pepper. Serve with parmesan on top. Enjoy!

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