I’m worn out by all these TV chefs and celebs promising “Don’t worry, this meal takes no time at all, and it’s so easy even a blind goldfish could make it with a fin tied behind its back.” The ultimate extension of this quick is good mentality – “Hey look, a packet of soup, it’s a 3 min meal, you don’t even need a tin opener!” Sometimes I yearn for some Michelin starred demi-god of the kitchen to say, “this is too hard, only I can cook it, and it takes 36 hours, so don’t even try”. But yes, I like in the real world as well.
This recipe for gnocchi with sausage and spinach is inexcusably easy. Sure you could make your own gnocchi, grow your own spinach and craft your own sausage. Maybe even raise your own Berkshire heritage breed pigs. But why. Using pre-made gnocchi, a decent store bought spicy Italian sausage (we prefer chicken over pork) and some bagged fresh spinach – you can have a decadent, fall worthy meal in less than 20 minutes. Its staggeringly simple, terrifically delicious and yes, makes me a complete hypocrite.
Spicy Italian Sausage With Gnocchi And Spinach Recipe
Olive oil: 2 tbsp
Sweet yellow onion: 1/2
Garlic cloves: 4
Spicy Italian chicken sausages, casings removed: 2
Fresh spinach: 8 ounces
Gnocchi: 14 ounces
1. Gently sautee finely chopped onions in olive oil until they begin to brown.
2. Stir in finely minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes until oil is seasoned.
3. Stir in ground sausage, and cook for five minutes.
4. In a separate pan bring water to a boil in a deep pan fro the gnocchi (in this recipe we used store bought pre made) . Once brought to a boil add gnocchi and cook.
5. At the same time, throw in handfuls of spinach into the sausage, pausing a moment between each handful to allow it to wilt.
6. Once the gnocchi is cooked and spinach wilted fully, drain gnocchi. Combine sausage and spinach mix with gnocchi and stir to coat.
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