I recently put a poll on Instagram asking my followers what recipes they would like to see more of on the blog and all our other socials. About 56% of those that answered chose quick and easy recipes. This ‘Tangy Sausage Gnocchi’ recipe is just that. You’ll have a hassle-free dinner or quick lunch in minutes and all in one pan.

Just with a few readily available pantry ingredients, you can easily make this tangy sausage gnocchi.



For this recipe, I used 1kg of store-bought gnocchi. You can make the gnocchi recipe from scratch too but I didn’t have the time for that and neither the patience. I never really tried making fresh gnocchi ever but definitely something I want to do when I visit my Italian friend Nicole in Italy.

For this recipe, I used aromatics like onions and garlic, and spinach for an extra punch of flavour and vegetable goodness but you can add other vegetables like mushrooms, courgettes/zucchini, carrots, etc.

I find tomato passata very acidic and strong, so I normally revamp it a bit. To 1 cup or 250g tomato passata add a teaspoon each of red chilli flakes and Italian seasoning.

I used 100 g of sliced spicy sausage but you can always use more for this recipe.

If you don’t have vegetable stock readily available at home you can always add a spoonful of vegetable stock powder or cubes to hot water.

I love this recipe with parmesan but you can add any other cheese as per your preference.




Vania Cotta
This tangy sausage gnocchi is a one-pot recipe packed with flavour and very easy to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 kg Gnocchi store-bought
  • 1 Red onion large, chopped
  • 5 Garlic Cloves finely minced
  • 100 g Spicy sausage sliced
  • 240 g Baby Spinach washed, whole
  • cup Tomato passata 375g tomato passata (1½tsp Red Chilli Flakes+ 1½tsp Italian seasoning)
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock vegetable stock powder + hot water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • Parmesan freshly grated


  • In a pan with olive oil, add garlic and onion and sauté on medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the sausage and let it sizzle in the pan for a few minutes.
  • Add spinach and cover the pan. Once the spinach has wilted, mix everything well.
  • Add the passata and cover the pan so that it can boil for a few minutes.
  • Finally, add the gnocchi, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper. Give it a good mix and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a generous amount of freshly grated parmesan.


  • You can make the gnocchi fresh at home or use pre-cooked gnocchi or store-bought uncooked gnocchi.
  • Add more vegetables of your choice to this recipe. 
  • Replace parmesan with any other cheese of your choice.
  • To reduce the acidity of tomato passata add some red chilli flakes, Italian seasoning and salt to it. 
  • If you do not have vegetable stock at home, make some by adding a stock cube or stock pot or even a stock powder to some hot water. 
Keyword gnocchi recipe, quick dinner recipe, tangy sausage gnocchi



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