Creamy Italian Sausage Gnocchi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

If you're looking for a flavorful, 30 minute, one pot, comfort food dinner, you'll love Creamy Italian Sausage Gnocchi, with spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella! 

Category: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 559 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 pound Italian sausage *can substitute 3 links with casings removed
  • 1 brown onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic . minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 ounces gnocchi
  • 3 cups spinach , fresh
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated
  1. Place Italian sausage, diced onion, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large skillet. Cook on medium high heat, until sausage has browned, stirring often. Drain and discard any grease accumulated in skillet.

  2. Add gnocchi, canned diced tomatoes, and whipping cream to the skillet. Carefully stir to combine ingredients. Add handfuls of fresh baby spinach to the skillet. Stir and let spinach wilt just a bit in the hot liquid. If necessary, add spinach in batches (I added mine in two batches).  Cook mixture on low for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the spinach has fully wilted down and the gnocchi is cooked.

  3. Add the grated mozzarella cheese to the skillet; stir well, to fully incorporate cheese into the sauce and it melts. Once cheese is fully melted, serve the dish! May garnish with additional grated cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Gnocchi does not have to be precooked before adding it to dish.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Italian Sausage Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1338mg 56%
Potassium 352mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 39.6%
Vitamin C 9.2%
Calcium 17.4%
Iron 24.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.