Smoke Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Smoked Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet | 30-minute One Pot Dinner

A filling and wonderfully flavorful one-pot dinner, Smoked Sausage and Gnocchi Skillet is easy to prepare and ready in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked sauage gnocchi skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 390kcal
Author Karen Gibson


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 7 ounces smoked sausage , sliced into 1/4" rounds
  • 1 small red onion , diced
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes with their juices
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • red wine (optional)
  • 12 ounces uncooked gnocchi*
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped or slivered fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigianno reggiano or other aged cheese
  • 2 green onions , sliced thinly


  • In a large skillet or saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium until the surface shimmers.
  • Add the sausage and onions, and cook for 5 minutes, until onions are softened and the sausage coins have golden edges.
  • Pour in the tomatoes with their juices, and sprinkle the Italian seasoning blend and garlic on top. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the tomato mixture, stir, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring several times.
  • If using wine, add a quick pour to the pan, and mix well, gently scraping up any vegetable or flour residue from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the gnocchi (see * note below).
  • Pour the chicken broth over the top. The gnocchi won't be completely covered, but they will be mostly submerged. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, flipping the gnocchi as you go.
  • When the gnocchi are nice and plump, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in the spinach and grated cheese. The sauce should thicken to a stew-consistency. Top with green onions.
  • Serve immediately.


* If you can only find a 16 ounce package of gnocchi, you might not want to use the entire package. Or, you can proportionally increase the amount of sausage and chicken broth to make a larger recipe. In the photos shown on the post, I used about 14 ounces.


Calories: 390kcal