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Gnocchi, Sausage, Veggies = One Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Dinner

+ The First Zucchini Harvest of This Year – Yes!

This easy recipe for Gnocchi, Sausage, and Veggies is among our favorite sheet pan dinners. It’s a fun, relatively new way of cooking gnocchi alongside sausage, peppers, broccoli, and grape tomatoes (how genius is that?)!

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With everything there is to do outside, I’ve been looking for easy dinners that don’t take a lot of time to pull together. That’s why dishes like this new blog recipe for Gnocchi, Sausage, and Veggies = One Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Dinner is among the simple dinners I love!

The recipe is one of our favorites, especially for having leftovers for lunch or adding another quick meal later in the week. You’ll find it’s just as good heated up in the microwave.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can’t go wrong switching it up to make it your own. If you don’t have gnocchi, skip it or dice some Yukon Gold or red potatoes instead. Furthermore, you could make it vegan or vegetarian if you prefer. So don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen by including your favorite veggies or even another type of sausage when making this sheet pan dinner.

Gnocchi, Sausage, Veggies = One Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Dinner

The printable version is available here.

Serves 6-8 | So simple, good, and satisfying! We’ve used gluten-free homemade sweet potato gnocchi (recipe coming soon) and freezer aisle mild Italian sausage slices as the stars of this Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi, Sausage & Veggie dinner that’s all about flavor. Dressed simply with the best olive oil you can find and fresh herbs. Then sprinkle with shredded Asiago or Parmigiano cheese and fresh basil for another pop of flavorful dimension when serving. This quick and easy sheet pan meal is full of comfort and ready to serve in 30 minutes or less!

Ingredients

▢ 1 pound gluten-free shelf-stable Gnocchi, or substitute homemade sweet potato gnocchi [1]
▢ 2 cups mild Italian sausage slices, find them in the frozen foods aisle
▢ 2 cups fresh-cut Broccoli florets, or substitute frozen
▢ 2 medium sweet Bell Peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
▢ 1 pint of grape Tomatoes, cut in half
▢ 1 small Red Onion (optional)
▢ 4 cloves Garlic, minced
▢ 1 ½ teaspoon fresh Rosemary, chopped
▢ Sea Salt, to taste
▢ Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
▢ 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
▢ Fresh Basil, chopped – for garnish
▢ Shredded Asiago or Parmigiano cheese, for garnish

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Drain well.

3. Place the gnocchi, sausage, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, onion (optional), garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and gently toss together to combine. Then spread the gnocchi mixture evenly onto the prepared parchment-covered baking sheet.

4. Roast, stirring the mixture halfway through, until the gnocchi is plump, the vegetables are tender, lightly caramelized, and the sausages are crisp around the edges, about 18-25 minutes.

5. To serve, spoon the gnocchi, sausage, and vegetable mixture into individual bowls or plates and garnish with chopped fresh basil and shredded cheese.


Recipe Notes

Footnote(s):

[1] Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi (recipe coming soon).

[2] Variations:

• Make it dairy-free by omitting the cheese.

• Try it Paleo or Grain-free by substituting Cappello’s Potato Gnocchi made with almond flour.

• To make it vegan or vegetarian, eliminate the gnocchi and sausage.

Meal Prep the Recipe in Advance
This recipe is perfect for meal prepping to make later in the week, saving you the time of cutting and measuring ingredients.

Cut the vegetables and shred the cheese storing the premeasured ingredients in zipper bags in the refrigerator until ready to use. We then combine those premeasured bags into extra-large-size zipper bags or a plastic storage bin labeled with the recipe name to make them easy to identify. When it’s time to make the meal, prepare the gnocchi (usually taking only a few minutes), then continue using the preprepared veggies in step three of the instructions above before roasting and serving as described.


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Something to Eat…

It seems like it has taken forever for our garden to start producing this summer. The weather in our area of Wisconsin has been super dry. But I’m harvesting my first zucchini and summer squash today. Yeah!!

Some of you may laugh when I tell you that I can’t wait for zucchini harvesting to begin. But the tubular fruit is an incredibly versatile recipe to incorporate into recipes. I like it because the flavor isn’t overwhelming, so it’s always a great addition to baked goods like Zucchini Nut Bars and can be a satisfying substitute for pasta.

The summer squash is also great by itself, sauteéd, grilled, or roasted. Plus, it’s perfect for serving alongside any protein, so it will also work in sheet pan dinners, such as in the recipe above. And not only is zucchini simple to use, but it’s also very beneficial to your health as a high-fiber food. So who wouldn’t get excited about adding it to your diet this summer?

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Zucchini Nut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten-Free and OMG! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!This zucchini bar recipe arrives just in time to help you use up all that extra zucchini in your garden.
Zucchini Nut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten-Free and OMG! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!This zucchini bar recipe arrives just in time to help you use up all that extra zucchini in your garden.

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