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Sausage and kale baked gnocchi on an oval platter.

Sausage and Kale Baked Gnocchi

Teri & Jenny
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian-american
Servings 7
Calories 398 kcal


  • 1 recipe basic gnocchi
  • 3 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 bunch dino kale
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • crushed red pepper flakes


  • Make gnocchi according to the recipe directions. Refrigerate rolled gnocchi for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add a small handful of salt (about 3 tablespoons) and add the gnocchi.
  • Once the gnocchi float to the surface remove from the pot and transfer to a large platter. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons oil and place over medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown for 3 to 4 minutes, breaking up into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add kale and continue to sauté for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Pour remaining oil into the skillet and add gnocchi to the pan. Lightly brown for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer gnocchi into the same bowl as the sausage and kale.
  • Add shallots, garlic and cream into the skillet and simmer over medium heat. Once the mixture has reduced by ⅓ add the Parmesan and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Add the gnocchi mixture and continue to simmer over low heat for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a shallow baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  • Remove from heat, top with crushed pepper flakes and serve.


Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 10gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 388mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2675IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked gnocchi, gnocchi
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