Rachel's Recipes

Gnocchi with Italian Sausage Alfredo Sauce

Posted on: April 27, 2011

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Eric told me this meal tasted like something served at a restaurant. I considered that to be quite the compliment. What makes it even better as this dish was pretty simple to make, definitely under 30 minutes.

Ingredients
1 package potato gnocchi
3/4 pound Italian sausage
1 small yellow onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
5 oz frozen, chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed of excess water
15 oz. jar four cheese alfredo sauce (I used Classico)
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions
Set a pot of water on the stove to boil.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook sausage, breaking it apart into small pieces until it is cooked through. Remove the sausage from the pan without discarding the drippings.

Saute the onion until slightly softened. Stir in the garlic, spinach and tomatoes and cook for a couple minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the alfredo sauce. Mix in the half and half, the seasonings, and cooked sausage.

Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi in the boiling water as directed on the package. Drain the gnocchi. Serve the sauce over the gnocchi and top with Parmesan cheese.

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