Skillet Ricotta Gnocchi with Sausage

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This one pan Skillet Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love! Inspired by Briar Rose from the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, this 30 minute meal is hearty, packed with protein, and one your family will love!"

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Whole Milk Ricotta

Key Ingredient

Gnocchi – whole milk ricotta – all purpose flour – salt – egg Skillet Meal – yellow onion – cloves garlic – Italian chicken sausage – chicken stock – canned petite diced tomatoes – Oregano – dried parsley – canned cannelloni beans – fresh spinach – fresh grated parmesan cheese



Skillet Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe with Sausage


4 Servings

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Total Time

40 Minutes

1. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta, flour and salt until they are combined and crumbly.


2. Using a fork, mix in the beaten egg util it forms a craggy mass.


3. Dump on a well floured surface, sprinkle with a little more flour, and form a ball.


4.Allow to rest for 10 minutes.


5. Set a large pot of water on the stove and set to boiling.


6. While the dough is resting, dice your onion, mince your garlic, slice your sausage, and get the rest of your ingredients out.


7. Cut the ball of dough into fourths and work with one chunk at a time.


8. Roll each of the parts of dough into a log (or like a playdough worm). Use gentle fingers and a good dusting of flour.


9. Use a sharp or serrated knife to cut the logs into 1/2" pieces and set aside.


10. When the water is boiling, add small batches of the gnocchi to the water and boil for 2-3 minutes. When done, place on a plate lined with paper towels.


11. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.


12. Add in the garlic and stir for 30 seconds, until fragrant.


13. Add in the cooked gnocchi and cook for 3-5 minutes until its browned slightly.


14. Remove the gnocchi and onions from the pan and add in the chicken sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned.


15. Add the onions/gnocchi back to the pan, along with the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, spices, beans, and spinach. Stir gently to combine.


16. Place a lid on the skillet and allow to cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.


17. Sprinkle with a hearty amount of grated parmesan and enjoy!


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