Sam's Recipes

Creamy One-Pot Sausage Gnocchi

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


2 tbsp. salted butter

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped and divided

1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs

1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste

3/4 tsp. ground black pepper, divided, plus more to taste

3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese, divided, plus more to serve

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, divided

1 lb. hot Italian sausage, casings removed

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 c. dry white wine

2 (12-oz.) packages refrigerated gnocchi

1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes

1 c. chicken broth

4 oz. cream cheese, cubed

1 (5-oz.) bag baby spinach


In a large, 12-inch skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add 1 finely chopped garlic clove and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the panko breadcrumbs, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper and toast, stirring frequently, until the panko is golden brown and crispy, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the mixture to a medium bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup of parmesan and 1 tablespoon of parsley.

In the same skillet, cook the sausage and onion over medium heat until lightly browned and the sausage is crumbly, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, the remaining 2 cloves of garlic, oregano, remaining ¾ teaspoon of salt, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of pepper. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute.

Add the wine and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly reduced, 1 minute. Stir in the gnocchi, tomatoes, chicken broth, and cream cheese. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat, and cover the pan. Cook for 5 minutes undisturbed.

Uncover the pan and stir in the spinach. Cook until the sauce is thickened and the spinach is wilted. Stir in the remaining ½ cup of parmesan cheese and 3 tablespoons of parsley. Taste for salt and pepper.

Serve the gnocchi hot with toasted breadcrumbs.


Serving Size




Total Fat

55 g

Saturated Fat

24 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

1 g


267 mg


1442 mg

Total Carbohydrate

113 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

8 g


52 g

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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