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Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Adapted by Pam / Original by Salt & Lavender


  • Large skillet


  • 4 oz ground pork Italian sausage *use 8 oz if you want a heartier recipe
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes *If using jarred sun-dried tomatoes in oil, make sure to drain oil before adding!!!
  • 1 lb potato dry gnocchi, uncooked
  • cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste


  • Cook the ground sausage and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up as you go, until browned, about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, fresh lemon juice, sun-dried tomatoes and uncooked gnocchi; stir to mix well then cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes. 
    Side Note: The gnocchi will cook in the sauce and the starch from the potatoes will thicken the sauce. 
  • Add the spinach and stir to incorporate. Cook for 2 minutes then add the fresh parmesan and cook for an additional 30-60 seconds.
  • Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.