Hot Italian Sausage Pesto Gnocchi Ragu

12 May

This is my fabulous little secret. Long name and all. I discovered this recipe myself just by experimenting on a day when I had these ingredients laying around and wanted both spicy sausage and gnocchi, and needed a sauce so i tried a knorr pesto packet. It takes 30 minutes with multitasking, is so delicious, and actually pretty elegant. Try it!

Ingredients (serves 4)
Hot or Medium Italian Sausage, removed from casings
Potato Gnocchi packages (2)
Sliced Red Pepper, Julienned
Knorr Pesto Packs (2)

Instructions
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausages(removed from their casings) fully through. Towards the end, add the Julienned pepper and let them stir around with the sausage a bit to get the flavor in there. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi as directed on the package. In a small pot, follow the knorr pesto instructions (2 cups of milk, 1/4 cup of oil and the stuff in the package, whisking constantly.) Put the cooked sausage in a food processor and pulse a few times until the pieces are small enough to your liking. Once the gnocchi is done, drain it, and grab a big bowl. Put the gnocchi into the bowl, add the pulsed sausage, pepper slices, and pesto sauce and stir.

Serve with garlic bread or a garden salad on the side. Enjoy! I promise everyones taste buds will spark when they taste this!

M

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5 Responses to “Hot Italian Sausage Pesto Gnocchi Ragu”

  1. Elina (Healthy and Sane) May 14, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I’ve never heard of those pesto packets but I’ve made gnocchi with sausage, pesto and veggies before and it’s definitely a winning combo! 🙂 If you ever feel like making gnocchi from scratch, I highly recommend it! (here is my recap of the experience: http://blog.healthyandsane.com/2011/07/30-by-30-making-gnocchi/)

  2. Jessica May 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    I love how the recipes are short and simple yet they look sooo good. I am going to try this one sometimes next week and let you know how it goes. I love the slideshow too.

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