Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner

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This Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner can be thrown together quickly on a busy night. Your family will love this Gnocchi with Sausage Dinner.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
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This Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner can be thrown together quickly on a busy weeknight but just because it is quick, does not mean in isn’t fantastic. Everything is baked on one pan so clean up is easy too.

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This Gnocchi with Sausage recipe is very adaptable as you can switch in and out vegetables. Additionally, you could sub kielbasa or plant-based sausage for Italian sausage in this recipe. For more easy sheet pan dinner your family will love, check out this recipe collection for ideas!


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 40 Minute Meal: This gnocchi and sausage meal can be throw together quickly in less then 10 minutes and then takes about 25-30 minutes of cook time.
  • Family Friendly: This baked gnocchi recipe is the perfect nutritious meal to make for family on a busy week night.
  • Adaptable: You can incorporate or switch in/out different veggies or root vegetables of your choice to make this sausage and gnocchi dish your own!
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Ingredient Notes

  • Smoked Sausage: Use your favorite smoked sausage/Kielbasa. For this recipe I used Hillshire Farms Beef Smoked Sausage. You could also use pork sausage or turkey sausage.
  • Gnocchi: Try Rana brand skilled gnocchi or any potato gnocchi will work.
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Broccoli Florets: You can use fresh or frozen florets for this recipe.
  • Red Pepper: Use a medium to large pepper.
  • Yellow Pepper: You should use a medium to large pepper.
  • Red Onion: Using red onion will give a slightly spicer, yet mild flavor compare to a white or yellow onion, but you can use what you’d like.
  • Italian Dressing: Regular or lite dressing as the oil helps to coat the vegetables and gnocchi allowing them to brown.
  • Parmesan: Pre shredded parmesan to taste but you can also use freshly grated you could also use shredded mozzarella cheese as well.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage

These are the basic steps for making Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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STEP 1: CHOP UP VEGGIES

Cut up all of the vegetables and sausage. Then add veggies, sausage, and gnocchi to a large bowl along with Italian dressing and mix until everything is coated evenly.

STEP 2: ADD TO BAKING SHEET

Add sausage mixture to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then bake for 15-20 minutes, taking out and mixing around the gnocchi and sausage, then put bake into the oven for another 10 minutes.

STEP 3: TOP WITH CHEESE

Remove from oven and evenly top with shredded parmesan. Then this dish is ready to serve! You can also serve this with tomato sauce, fresh herbs such as fresh basil, and red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To prepare this recipe ahead of time you can chop up all of the veggies ahead of time and then add to sheet pan when you are ready to cook. You could also use this gnocchi with sausage recipe to meal prep for the work, but cooking ahead of time on Sunday night and dividing among 4-5 one serving proportions in separate containers.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftovers from this recipe in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze this recipe, store in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can reheat in the microwave for about 1.5 minutes, but for best results reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or on the stovetop in a skillet on medium heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN THIS RECIPE BE PREPPED AHEAD?

Yes, this gnocchi with sausage recipe is perfect for prepping. Cut and chop all the vegetables (red/yellow peppers, onion and broccoli) and sausage. Place in a container with an airtight cover (helps to keep your refrigerator from smelling like onions) or a storage bag and store it in the refrigerator up to 3 days before using in the recipe. When it comes time to cook mix with the gnocchi, cherry tomatoes and Italian dressing. Bake according to the directions.

CAN I USE ANOTHER TYPE OF SAUSAGE IN THIS RECIPE?

Sure, you can easily swap out smoked sausage with any type of sausage (Italian, chicken, kielbasa, etc). If you prefer you can use a plant based sausage such as Beyond Sausage or Field Roast sausage. You can even leave out the sausage for a vegetarian dish. Make this more filling by doubling up on the gnocchi.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THESE VEGETABLES? CAN I USE SOMETHING ELSE?

If you don’t like some of the vegetables in this Italian sausage gnocchi recipe you can swap them out with something you would enjoy more. Chop vegetables such as potato, sweet potato or any type of firm squash (butternut, acorn, etc) into cubes about 1 inch in size to allow them to cook evenly.

DO YOU HAVE TO BOIL GNOCCHI BEFORE ROASTING?

No, you do not need to boil the gnocchi before baking or air frying it in this recipe.

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Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are trying to make this for a larger family or meal prepping for 2 people for the week, you can double the ingredients and divide among 2 sheet pans.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Adding roasted sweet potato pairs so deliciously with this sausage gnocchi recipe. Fresh Spinach or your favorite beans can also be used.
  • Air Fryer Tip: This gnocchi with Italian sausage recipe was made in a 7 quart air fryer. If you have a smaller sized air fryer you may need to divide the mixture into 3 batches to ensure that everything is evenly cooked.
  • Pasta: Cauliflower, Spinach or Ricotta gnocchi can be swapped out for this recipe.
  • Gnocchi Soup: Have leftovers? Throw them into some chicken broth with a little heavy cream and you will have an incredible soup.

What to Serve with Gnocchi and Italian Sausage

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Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Sausage Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner can be thrown together quickly on a busy night. Your family will love this Gnocchi with Sausage Dinner.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 12 ounces Ready-made gnocchi
  • Pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into eighths
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Spray baking 2 baking sheets with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl mix together the smoked sausage, gnocchi, tomatoes, broccoli florets, red pepper, yellow pepper and red onion.
  • Pour Italian dressing over mixture in bowl.
  • Spread evenly over the baking sheets
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, stir, spread out evenly and return to the baking sheets to the oven to bake another 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from oven and divide shredded parmesan cheese over the top.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Follow the directions for making the gnocchi and sausage (steps 1 through 4). Continue with the directions below for making this recipe in the air fryer.
  • Preheat your air fryer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Place half of the gnocchi mixture (see air fryer note below) into the air fryer basket. Spread out in an even later.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked gnocchi and sausage from the air fryer basket and repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
  • Diving the shredded parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are trying to make this for a larger family or meal prepping for 2 people for the week, you can double the ingredients and divide among 2 sheet pans.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Adding roasted sweet potato pairs so deliciously with this sausage gnocchi recipe. Fresh Spinach or your favorite beans can also be used.
  • Air Fryer Tip: This gnocchi with Italian sausage recipe was made in a 7 quart air fryer. If you have a smaller sized air fryer you may need to divide the mixture into 3 batches to ensure that everything is evenly cooked.
  • Pasta: Cauliflower, Spinach or Ricotta gnocchi can be swapped out for this recipe.
  • Gnocchi Soup: Have leftovers? Throw them into some chicken broth with a little heavy cream and you will have an incredible soup.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1760mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1383IU | Vitamin C: 135mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course: dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gnocchi, sheet pan recipe

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