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Sheet pan gnocchi and sausage

  • Author: Mansee
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Crispy gnocchi, caramelized peppers and sausage roasted in one pan. Super easy weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 bell peppers (any kind), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 packages gnocchi (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes + 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used a mix of basil, thyme and oregano!)
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Combine 1 small chopped red onion, 3 chopped bell peppers, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 6 cloves chopped garlic and gnocchi in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup oil and dried spices and toss to combine. Make sure everything gets coated with oil (especially the gnocchi!), and the pasta isn't clumped up in any areas.
  3. Pour gnocchi and vegetables on the baking sheet and spread into one even layer as much as possible.
  4. Tear 1/2 lb sausage into small pieces and add to pan (you can freehand this, or use a teaspoon to divide). Drizzle on a little bit extra olive oil for good measure.
  5. Roast for 30 minutes, tossing once, until gnocchi is slightly crispy, tomatoes start to burst and sausage and vegetables are just caramelized. This can take anywhere from 25-40 minutes, so just keep checking!
  6. While everything roasts, chop up 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes and add to a small bowl with 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs. Add 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato oil and mix to combine a - it will still be mostly dry, but feel free add more oil if you'd like.
  7. When pan is out of the oven, top with sun-dried tomato and herb mixture and toss to combine.
  8. Serve with parmesan cheese and extra herbs, if desired!

 


Notes

  • I like to use the shelf-stable gnocchi you find in the pasta aisle for this dish. Frozen works too!
  • I know the 1/2 lb of sausage thing is annoying, but a full pound felt like too much! Either cook the rest of the sausage separately and keep in the fridge for another use (scrambled eggs, stir fry, etc.) or freeze the rest and use next time you make this dish (because I really think you'll want to make this again!).
  • This sheet pan gnocchi reheats well! Microwave or stove top both work great.
  • Leave out the sausage to make this vegetarian, or use your favorite plant-based option. Still super delicious!