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Spicy Sausage Gnocchi in a Creamy Red Sauce

Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 package spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup marinara sauce I used raos
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • fresh basil for garnish


  • Start by browning your sausage in a large sauté pan. If you are using loose casing Italian sausage cook whole before removing from the pan and cutting into half moons. If using a smoked sausage cut prior to cooking. Once cooked through and browned on both sides remove from the pan.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook your gnocchi according to package instructions.
  • In your same pan that you browned your sausage add in 1 cup of marinara sauce. Cook over medium heat. Add in your 1/2 cup of heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Once simmered stir in your parmesan cheese until the sauce is nice and thick. If it's too thick add a little pasta water to thin it out.
  • Once your gnocchi is cooked add it to your sauce along with your cooked sausage and stir until coated. Garnish with a little basil and more grated parmesan and enjoy!