Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

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Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi is a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s incredibly hearty and delicious. It also takes only about 15 minutes to make!

Little soft, juicy, pillowy gnocchi balls are coated in an extra creamy tomato sauce. If you’re a gnocchi lover, this recipe is for you!!

A bowl of food.

Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

This recipe is outrageously easy to make. Plus, I adore gnocchi—pillowy, soft bites of potatoes with sausage, spicy cream, and tomato sauce.

Cooking gnocchi is just like cooking pasta. Gnocchi cooks quickly. Furthermore, it rises to the top of the water when done. How wonderful is that?

This recipe is very versatile.

  1. You can easily make this a vegetarian recipe and omit the sausage.
  2. You can add more or less cream to make it, well, more or less creamy. Or, should I say more or less tomatoey? Hmmm…
  3. If you can’t find or don’t like gnocchi, substitute pasta or tortellini instead.
Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

What kind of gnocchi do I use?

You can use shelf-stable potato gnocchi, which I found in the pasta aisle of my grocery store. Alternatively, you can use refrigerated gnocchi. You can find refrigerated gnocchi with refrigerated fresh pasta in the grocery stores.

Tools for Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

  1. You’ll need a large pot to cook the gnocchi
  2. A colander to drain the gnocchi
  3. A saucepan or braiser pan
  4. Wood spoons


The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • Italian sausage
  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, minced
  • oil
  • tomato sauce
  • Basil leaves dried
  • oregano dried
  • salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • heavy cream
  • gnocchi
  • fresh basil
Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

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Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi is a quick and easy weeknight meal that's incredibly hearty and delicious. It also takes only about 15 minutes to make!
Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 8 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion  chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic  minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 16 ounces gnocchi
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh basil optional, for garnish


  • In a saucepan, saute sausage, onion, and garlic in oil over medium heat.
  • Add tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a low boil then reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • While this is simmering, cook gnocchi according to package.
  • When gnocchi is done, drain. Remove the tomato sauce from the heat and stir in heavy cream. Add gnocchi to tomato cream sauce and stir carefully. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve immediately.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never had gnocchi and it’s one of the things on my list to try and make. I’m filing away this delicious tomato cream sauce to have with it when I do. But in the meantime, I have to tell you this was absolutely stupendous tossed with fettuccine. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Putting this on the menu next week. My family loves gnocchi and anything tomato cream. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Such a tasty recipe – so quick and easy. I left out the sausage in order to make it vegetarian, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. A keeper for quick meals.

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