Gnocchi with Sausage in Vodka Sauce

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A quick and tasty dinner main dish. The cheesy vodka sauce goes with the the tender gnocchi and sausage.


  • 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar vodka marinara sauce (such as Safeway® Signature Select™)
  • 4 ounces tomato juice, or as needed
  • ⅔ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • 17 ½ ounces potato gnocchi (such as De Cecco® No. 401)


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in vodka sauce and enough tomato juice until you reached a desired consistency. Stir in mozzarella cheese and spinach.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain.

Transfer gnocchi to a plate, cover with sauce, and serve.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings



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