Delicious Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

Gnocchi and sausage skillet. Time to eat!

Gnocchi and sausage skillet. Time to eat!

Oh. Yes. This is easy. It’s tasty. It’s filling, AND I can keep the leftovers for lunch? Yes. I love this recipe. I can even send Boyfriend into the kitchen with this one, and I won’t have to help (to be fair, Boyfriend is not a barbarian man who can’t tell a kettle from a frying pan [Note: no man is. GIVE THEM A RECIPE, AND LET THE SEXISM DIE PEOPLE], but he does sometimes have a lot of questions for me. This was nice, because I was quite busy, and dinner magically appeared, no questions asked.)

So it was a good night. We’ve had this once before, and loved it too. Plus, it’s quick for nights when I just cannot get through the pile of homework before me.

So, without further delay….

Boyfriend’s rating:8-9 (he adds helpfully that next time we should add fresh mozzarella. This would up the calories, but also it would up the happy so….)

My rating: 9

Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet (calories according to the Kitchn.com: 652

  • 1 pound gnocchi
  •  salt and pepper
  • 1 package of kielbasa sausage (chicken or turkey sausage would also be good in this)
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 to 2 ounces fresh basil (1/2 to 1 cup loosely packed)

Cook gnocchi according to package directions (hint: when they float to the top of the pot, they’re done! This should only take 2-4 minutes). Heat a skillet with some olive oil, then add the sausage until it begins to brown (about 3 minutes). Now push the sausage to the side of the skillet and turn the heat up to high. Put the tomatoes in, sliced side down, and cook for about 2 minutes. You want to blister them. Now stir the sausage back in, and cook for a few minutes.

Gnocchi and sausage skillet before the gnocchi

Gnocchi and sausage skillet before the gnocchi

Then add the gnocchi and cook for a minute or two to combine all the ingredients, but don’t let the tomatoes break down into a sauce. Remove from heat, stir in basil, season with salt and pepper, and serve!

Gnocchi and sausage skillet. Time to eat!

Gnocchi and sausage skillet. Time to eat!

recipe adapted from the Kitchn.com

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