Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

by Susan on October 2, 2017

cheesy skillet gnocchi

I love gnocchi, but rarely eat or prepare it as most varieties aren’t gluten-free. Although they’re potato dumplings they also usually contain wheat flour. I’m a huge fan of Cappello’s pasta, which is almond flour-based and the most delicious gluten/grain-free pasta alternative I’ve ever tried. It’s a little on the pricey side but definitely worth it as a treat. I always pick it up at Whole Foods when it’s on special!

You can make this recipe I adapted from Cooking Light with any type of gnocchi; based on my family’s reaction this is a slam-dunk delicious dish that is also super easy to make. Dairy-free? Try Daiya or another dairy-free cheese option.

I followed the advice of some of the recipe reviewers and added some chopped onion when I cooked the sausage. Next time I think I’ll sneak a little baby spinach into the mix as well for added nutrition.

My husband and kids fought over who would have seconds and all three asked me to make this one again.

Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi
adapted from Cooking Light 

1 tbs. olive oil
one package gnocchi (I recommend grain-free Cappello’s)
8 oz. Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped Roma tomato
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup organic chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat broiler to high.

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl. Add gnocchi; cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Place gnocchi in a large bowl. Add sausage and onion to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add sausage to gnocchi. Add tomato and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add gnocchi mixture and stock to pan; sprinkle with cheese. Place pan in oven; broil 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Sprinkle with basil.

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Kathryn Dyson October 2, 2017 at 3:02 am

Do you think it would taste okay without the cheese? I can not have dairy and my son can not have soy and nuts so alternative cheeses are out. This dish looks so delicious though!


Susan October 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

I think it would still taste great! The tomatoes and gnocchi together were fantastic. Make sure to check the ingredients on the gnocchi.


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