Sausage and Kale Gnocchi

Rich in colour and flavour, this gnocchi is the ultimate midweek meal.  I love gnocchi and if you team it up with a few amazing flavours you’ve struck gold.  Gnocchi, if you’ve never tried them, are thick, soft dough dumplings.  Extremely filling and I find are really comforting to eat!  Not forgetting how quick they are to cook – 2 minutes!!  No waiting around with this.

There are so many great uses for sausages in pasta instead of mince and using them as meatballs is so easy and cheap too.  The ingredients are minimal in this meal as well, making it cost effective but also easy to make.  Saying that, it doesn’t compromise on flavour and it looks beautiful.

Sausage and Kale Gnocchi
From the kitchen of


Serves 2
4 sausages
1 onion (diced)
1 small chilli (seedless and sliced thinly)
150 g cherry/plum tomatoes (halved)
400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
200 g kale (stalks removed)
250 g gnocchi
40 g Parmesan (grated)


Prepare your sausage meatballs by removing the meat from the lining of the sausages (it just squeezes out) and shape the meat into equally sized meatballs.  The size doesn’t matter they can be as big or as small as you want.
Fry the onion in a large saucepan until softened then add the meatballs sealing the edges as best as you can, this should take 5 – 10 minutes.  Add the chilli and tomatoes once the sausages are almost sealed and cook for a further five minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes.
Just before you are about to serve add the kale and the gnocchi to a large pan of boiling water and cook for two minutes.  Drain and add straight to the tomato mix.  Stir well.
Serve with grated Parmesan on top.

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