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Creamy Tomato Gnocchi and Sausage

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This creamy tomato gnocchi and sausage dinner recipe is quick, easy, and super delicious!


A Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe

Get ready to dive into the amazing flavors and textures of this dish—it’s like a party in your mouth! Imagine this awesome combo: soft and fluffy potato gnocchi, flavorful Italian sausage that’s seasoned to perfection, and a creamy tomato sauce that’s so rich it’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. Each part of this dish brings its own special touch, creating a flavor explosion that’ll leave you grinning and wanting more. The gnocchi is like little clouds, the sausage is all hearty and aromatic, and the tomato sauce is as smooth as can be. It’s basically a taste sensation that you won’t forget in a hurry. So, get ready for a food adventure where comfort gets a fancy upgrade. This dish is not just a meal; it’s a journey that takes your taste buds on a ride they won’t want to end!

Ingredients You’ll Need

olive oil

Italian sausage

tomato paste

potato gnocchi

heavy cream

chicken broth

hot honey


mix of herbs

parmesan cheese

Equipment you’ll need: stovetop, large skillet, large spoon or spatula for cooking, cheese grater, knife, and cutting board.

How to Make this Creamy Tomato Gnocchi and Sausage

Start by heating up a friendly tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a nice, big skillet. Throw in those sliced sausages and let them sizzle until they’re beautifully browned. Now, let’s get cozy with some tomato paste—toss it into the same skillet with the sausage, give it a good stir, and let it hang out for about 2 minutes until it turns this gorgeous deep red color. Time to invite the uncooked potato gnocchi, heavy cream, and chicken stock to the party. Crank up the heat to medium, bring it all to a lively boil, and stir everything until it’s mingling just right. Pop a lid on the skillet, and let it all simmer for about 5 minutes until the gnocchi is all tender and happy.

Now, let’s kick it up a notch! Add some hot honey, garlic, herbs, chili flakes, and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper to the mix. Bring the sauce back to a friendly boil on medium heat, then dial it down to low-medium, giving it a good stir. Let it simmer until that sauce gets wonderfully thick—it’s about 5 minutes of magic. If you’re feeling a bit saucy and want it thinner, just toss in a splash of water.

And there you have it! Serve this deliciousness with some fresh bread, and you’re in for a treat. Get ready to savor every bite and enjoy the warmth of a home-cooked meal!

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This recipe stores extremely well in the fridge. I have not tested this recipe frozen. Much like cooked pasta, gnocchi typically does not freeze well after it has been cooked, but it does refrigerate well. Simply store this dish in the fridge for three days. Reheat in the microwave or oven for best results.

Creamy Tomato Gnocchi and Sausage Full Recipe

Get ready to savor the fantastic blend of flavors in this dish—it’s a flavor-packed delight! 😋 Picture this: soft and fluffy potato gnocchi, perfectly seasoned Italian sausage, and a rich, creamy tomato sauce that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy. 🕺💃 Each element adds a unique touch, creating a flavor explosion that’ll leave you craving more. The gnocchi is like little clouds ☁️, the sausage is hearty and aromatic, and the tomato sauce is irresistibly smooth. 🍅 This dish is a taste sensation you won’t forget. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure where comfort meets sophistication. 🚀 It’s more than just a meal; it’s a journey that takes your taste buds on an unforgettable ride! 🌟

Creamy Tomato Gnocchi and Sausage


4 servings

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz Italian sausage
  • 16 oz potato gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp hot honey
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili flake
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese plus extra for garnish


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Add sausage and cook until browned.
  • To the same skillet with sausage, add the tomato paste. Stir along with the sausage and cook for about 2 minutes until a deep red. Add uncooked potato gnocchi, heavy cream, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil on medium heat and stir everything well. Cover with lid, and cook for about 5 minutes until the gnocchi is tender. 
  • Next, add the hot honey, garlic, herbs, chili flake, and salt and black pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil on medium heat uncovered, reduce to low-medium heat, stir everything well. Cook until the sauce thickens substantially. This will take about 5 minutes. For a thinner sauce, add a splash of water. 
    Serve with fresh bread and enjoy!


Gnocchi: I used the dry gnocchi you find in the pasta aisle for this recipe. I have not tested this recipe with frozen gnocchi. If you choose to use frozen gnocchi, plan on extra cook time.

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