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Creamy Tomato and Sausage Gnocchi

This Creamy Tomato Gnocchi is a delicious pasta dish with chicken sausage, mushrooms, and cheese. Every bite is savory and satisfying.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy gnocchi, tomato gnocchi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 468kcal


  • 2 lb mild Italian chicken sausage
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mushroom Prego sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 lb gnocchi
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Sautee the meat and vegetables

  • Cook 2 pounds of mild Italian chicken sausage (casing removed) in a large skillet over high heat. There is no oil necessary here since the sausage naturally has a lot of fat.
  • Once the sausage is cooked, add 1/2 of a medium chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves to the skillet.
  • Stir over medium heat until the onion is cooked through and appears translucent.
  • Now add in 8 oz of sliced baby Bella mushrooms and sauté until cooked through. Then pour in 1 1/2 cups fresh mushroom Prego sauce.

Add tomato sauce and heavy cream

  • Give it a quick stir and add 2 cups of heavy cream. Let the sauce come to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, cook 2 pounds of gnocchi in salted water and drain afterward.

Stir in the parmesan, salt, and cooked gnocchi

  • Once the sauce has come to a simmer, turn off the heat and add the cooked gnocchi, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir until well combined.


Helpful Tips
  • Remove the casing on the sausage- Before you cook the sausage, take off the casing so that the meat breaks apart in the sauce. This will also release more flavor.
  • Make the sauce in advance- You can make the sauce a couple of days in advance and store it in the fridge until you are ready to prepare the pasta.
  • Don't overcook the gnocchi- As soon as you see your gnocchi floating to the surface of the water, take them out. If you overcook them, they will turn to mush.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 2013mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 6mg