Creamy Sausage Gnocchi

If you’re looking for a meal that will satisfy the whole family, you’re in the right place. This creamy sausage gnocchi is my best crowd-pleasing recipe. Everyone loves it. Kids, adults, everyone.

The sauce is simple to make, impossible to get wrong, and it’s ready really quickly. It’s also very versatile – I use mushrooms and green beans, but you can switch up the vegetables according to your family’s tastes and preferences.

I always have a packet of fresh gnocchi in the fridge because it’s so easy for dinners. Add sausages and that creamy tomato sauce and you’re in for a winner.

This sausage gnocchi is as well loved as my Sausage and Hash Brown Pie – and that’s saying something!

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Sausages – use good quality ones. I used pork, but you could easily use turkey or chicken sausages.
  • Onion and garlic – for flavour. If you’re in a big hurry, you can use 1/2 tsp each of onion and garlic powder instead.
  • Mushrooms and green beans – you can switch these for other vegetables. Broccoli, courgette, bell peppers, peas and spinach would all work nicely.
  • Passata and double cream – these ingredients make your sauce. It won’t be as smooth if you use ordinary chopped tomatoes so do try to get passata.
  • Gnocchi – use fresh gnocchi if you can, it’s better.
  • Parsley – optional.

Top Tips

  1. Sausages

    This is great to make if you have leftover sausages, e.g. from a barbecue. You can slice the cooked, cold sausages and add to the dish when you add the sausages here.

  2. Make ahead

    This tastes great 24 hours later – just make sure you heat back up thoroughly.

  3. Bake it

    If you like, you can turn this into a bake by putting it into an ovenproof dish and topping with cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake until golden and bubbling.

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Creamy Sausage Gnocchi

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Harriet Young
This creamy sausage gnocchi is an absolute crowd pleaser – the whole family will love it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 6 sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 400 g passata
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 500 g fresh gnocchi
  • 200 g fine green beans
  • 1 handful fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Put the sausages on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Alternatively, you can fry them for 10 minutes, turning often.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Put the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Cook for two minutes, until fragrant.
  • Thickly slice the cooked sausages. Slice the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms and sausages to the pan with the onion and garlic. Cook for another 7-8 minutes.
  • Pour in the passata and double cream and add the gnocchi. Stir well, season with salt and pepper and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Finely slice the green beans and add to the pan. Cook for another 3 minutes, then add the chopped parsley. It’s ready!
Keyword gnocchi, sausage

6 responses to “Creamy Sausage Gnocchi”

  1. 5 stars
    What a great idea. So tasty and satisfying. *adds to list*

  2. 5 stars
    This gnocchi is perfectly pillowy, and the sausage adds just the right amount of savory flavor, all brought together with a delicious creamy sauce. We loved it, thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Love how creamy this soup is. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this Creamy Sausage Gnocchi recipe delicious and easy to make. I will make it for dinner. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    This creamy sausage gnocchi is excellent! I love the sauce – it’s what makes this dish so amazing!

  6. 5 stars
    Drooling over this gnocchi. SO creamy and delicious.

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