An easy 25-minute weeknight dinner of Italian sausage, handfuls of kale, pillowy potato dumplings, oregano, basil marinara and Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Yield:6 servings 1x
16-ounce package gnocchi
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-pound ground Italian sausage
2-3 cups baby spinach or chopped kale
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon coarse salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
24-ounce jar marinara
½ cup fresh basil, oregano and/or flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
½ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Dry gnocchi on a paper towel.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil to medium heat. Add sausage and cook 5-7 minutes, until browned, breaking it up into bite-sized pieces as it cooks. Stir in gnocchi and saute 2-3 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until gnocchi is lightly browned. Stir in greens and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, until greens are wilted. Stir in oregano, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
Stir in marinara and bring to a light simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir in chopped fresh herbs. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.