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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage + Veggies

Cook up a filling batch of pasta, meat, and veggies all together on one pan, in this deliciously simple Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage + Veggies dinner recipe!

I recently read that you could cook up gnocchi on a sheet pan, and thought: What a fun change of pace that might be! So… let’s turn that impulse into an all-in-one-pan dinner, with today’s Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage & Veggies recipe.

Plate of gnocchi with sausage and veggies

Right after scratching up this recipe, I realized that we already did a smoked sausage + pasta dinner last month, so let me apologize for that in advance. But, let me also assure you that today’s dinner features: A different pasta, a bunch of kale (which always pairs so beautifully with sausage), and no pesto whatsoever. 🙂

There’s a reason you’ll almost always find smoked sausage in my fridge — because then you always have a starting point for dinner! I love throwing smoked sausage, chicken sausage, or Polska kielbasa in with my pasta, because it brings in so much flavor & provides a changeup from ordinary ground beef/meatball pastas.

Here are a few more pasta-with-sausage recipe ideas, if you’re with me on this:

Changing up the veggies, pastas, and seasonings you use brings variety to the flavor profiles. But on that note, let’s get back to today’s sheet pan gnocchi + sausage dinner!

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage + Veggies

Ingredients

8 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
6 oz roughly chopped kale leaves (about one bunch, after stripping ribs and stems)
1/2 of a medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
12-14 oz smoked sausage, sliced into half moons
16-18 oz gnocchi of choice
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional; omit if sensitive to spice)
Black pepper, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
Fresh squeezed lemon juice, to taste

Directions

bowl full of sausage veggies and gnocchi

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Chop your veggies, slice the sausage, and add the sausage, veggies, and gnocchi to a large bowl.

Melt the butter in a small bowl. Stir in the olive oil, minced garlic, and spices.

Drizzle the sausage, gnocchi, and veggies with the melted butter/olive oil mixture, then toss to coat.

sheet pan of kale, sausage, mushrooms, and gnocchi

Spread out the sausage, gnocchi, and veggies on the prepared baking sheet. (It will seem crazy full — but kale cooks down crazy much, no worries.)

Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring and spreading everything back out in a single layer halfway through. Check that the gnocchi have plumped up, and that the veggies are nicely roasted.

Sprinkle everything with shredded Parmesan and broil for 3 minutes on high to brown the cheese and gnocchi a bit. Brighten everything up by squeezing on fresh lemon juice to taste, then serve.

Sheet pan of roasted gnocchi with sausage kale and mushrooms

Note: I used half basil gnocchi/half cauliflower gnocchi plus chicken sausage here, but mix it up with your own favorites — I’d definitely use regular smoked sausage or Polska kielbasa next time, to amp up that smoky flavor a bit.

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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage + Veggies

Cook up a filling batch of pasta, meat, and veggies all together on one pan, in this deliciously simple Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage + Veggies dinner recipe!
Course dinner
Cuisine sheet pan dinner
Keyword gnocchi, kale, one pan meal, sheet pan, sheet pan dinner, smoked sausage
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people

Equipment

rimmed baking sheet
chef’s knife

Ingredients

  • 8 oz mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 6 oz roughly chopped kale leaves about one bunch, after stripping ribs & stems
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 12-14 oz smoked sausage sliced into half moons
  • 16-18 oz gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper omit if sensitive to spice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Chop your veggies, slice the sausage, and add the sausage, veggies, and gnocchi to a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl. Stir in the olive oil, minced garlic, and spices.
  • Drizzle the sausage, gnocchi, and veggies with the melted butter/olive oil mixture, then toss to coat.
  • Spread out the sausage, gnocchi, and veggies on the prepared baking sheet. (It will seem crazy full — but kale cooks down crazy much, no worries.)
  • Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring and spreading everything back out in a single layer halfway through. Check that the gnocchi have plumped up, and that the veggies are nicely roasted.
  • Sprinkle everything with shredded Parmesan and broil for 3 minutes on high to brown the cheese and gnocchi a bit. Brighten everything up by squeezing on fresh lemon juice to taste, then serve.

Notes

I used half basil gnocchi/half cauliflower gnocchi plus chicken sausage here, but mix it up with your own favorites — I’d definitely use regular smoked sausage or Polska kielbasa next time, to amp up that smoky flavor a bit.

Filling & flavorful one pan gnocchi dinner, check

Sheet pan gnocchi dinner with smoked sausage, kale, mushrooms, and Parmesan -- an easy all in one sheet pan dinner idea.

Look at that, you can cook gnocchi on a sheet pan. Mission accomplished; recipe devoured; so good. Don’t skip adding that little bit of lemon juice at the end, because it really makes all of the flavors pop.

Now, as for the specific gnocchi I used here: Cauliflower gnocchi tends to be on the chewier side, so I actually liked the texture of the basil gnocchi better in this recipe. Swap in your own favorite variety of refrigerated or shelf stable gnocchi, though! Adding kale + mushrooms + sausage gives you all the flavor of your favorite gnocchi soup, but in a toasty sheet pan format.

So, the next time you’re looking for an easy sheet pan dinner idea, think gnocchi — for a fun change of pace.

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Recipe Rating




Kelly

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

This recipe is so good! It has become a staple in our house! I normally dump a jar of roasted tomatoes over it (although it takes a little longer to roast due to the added moisture). I love how easy it is to modify for whichever vegetables we have in the fridge.

Deanne

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Really enjoyed this recipe! It was super easy and so good. My husband requested this again this week. I made it for my mom and dad last week. My dad didn’t know he was eating kale and actually liked it!

Lindsay K

Monday 16th of November 2020

Too funny-- I made this last year when Aldi had their "special" gnocchi and it was freaking delicious! So when I picked up the gnocchi from aldi this year I searched for the recipe and saw it showed up on the weekly recipes for this year. Great minds think alike! :)

rachel

Monday 16th of November 2020

LOL -- I have been waiting for the gnocchi to come back so I COULD put this recipe in a meal plan again! :)

Marie Benware

Saturday 16th of May 2020

My family of 7 devoured this meal and we’ve never had kale and no one likes mushrooms except me! Definitely a winner! This time im subbing okra for the mushrooms and we’ve never had okra before. We shall see how this one goes! Thanks for s great easy recipe.

Annalyse

Friday 28th of February 2020

This was amazing! New household staple! We dropped the kale and added cherry tomatoes. So good!!!! Thank you for the recipe!

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