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

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Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

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

Cooking gnocchi is just like cooking pasta. Except cooking gnocchi is quicker AND gnocchi will rise to the top of the water when they are cooked. 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. I found in the pasta aisle of my grocery store. Alternately, you can use refrigerated gnocchi. You can find refrigerated gnocchi with the refrigerated fresh pasta in the grocery stores.

Tools for this recipe

  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

Tomato Cream Sauce Sausage Gnocchi

Furthermore, please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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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