Gnocchi w/ Sausage & Kale

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Gnocchi w/ Sausage & Kale

Sausage & homemade gnocchi – doesn’t get much better.  Use the easy homemade Gnocchi recipe from last week or buy some from the store.  The pan fried, buttery, & fluffy gnocchi taste excellent with savory sausage and kale.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb mild italian ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 head Lacinato kale, rough stems removed & chopped
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese – optional as garnish


  • Bring a large pan to medium high heat and add oil, sausage, and onions.  Cook ~ 8-10 minutes or until sausage is done.  Add garlic and cook ~1-2 minutes or until fragrant.  Add kale and cook ~2-3 minutes or until wilted.
  • Cook gnocchi according to package instructions (or follow my gnocchi recipe if making from scratch).  Bring a nonstick pan (this is an affordable PFOA free pan with a lid) to medium high heat and add butter.  Add gnocchi when melted and cook ~ 2-3 minutes per side or until brown.
  • Add Parmesan cheese to taste.  Happy Gnocchi Eating – enjoy!  Beckie


Gnocchi not browning?  Turn up the heat and / or add a little more butter.  Butter burns easy so this should take care of it.  Gnocchi too brown?  Remove / turn down heat and add some oil instead of butter (if needed).


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Keywords: Gnocchi, Pasta, Kale, Sausage, Comfort Food, Pork

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