Close-up of Cheesy Sausage One Pot Gnocchi, as seen on the Pioneer Woman, season 32.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Cheesy Sausage One-Pot Gnocchi

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
This quick dish packs lots of flavors in one pot—Italian sausage, zucchini, pesto, kale and mascarpone, to name a few. Store-bought gnocchi is a convenient shortcut ingredient that cooks in just a few minutes. And since the gnocchi simmers right in the sauce, there's no need for a separate pot.



  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Brown the sausage in larger chunks, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve. Drizzle in the olive oil, then add the chile flakes, garlic and shallot. Give the pan a stir, then add the corn, zucchini and summer squash and cook to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Deglaze with the chicken stock, scraping the pan. Stir in the tomato sauce and pesto, then bring to a boil. Add the gnocchi, kale and reserved sausage, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the gnocchi are tender and the sauce has thickened, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve, garnished with grated Parmesan and basil.