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No-Potato-Gnocchi Skillet Dinner (from scratch!)

No-Potato-Gnocchi Skillet Dinner (from scratch!)

You are never going to believe this, but I made this entire dinner in 1 hour and 15 minutes…from scratch (i.e. the pasta did not come out of a box).  We don’t have any time to waste! Let’s get started!

First…the gnocchi!  And surprise! You don’t need potatoes…just lots and lots of ricotta (let’s not worry about fat content today) ?


  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/4 cup flour

*Mix all the above ingredients together until it forms a sticky dough*


*Put the dough on a well floured surface (and make sure your hands are floured throughout the whole dough process as well*

*Separate the dough into four parts after you have kneaded it a little*

*Shape each part into a long rope (about the width of a knife handle) and cut into gnocchi-shaped pieces and place on a parchment lined cooking sheet that you have floured*


*Bring a large pot of salted water with 1/2 tsp olive oil to boil.  Put in the gnocchi pieces (I do  batch of about 30 at a time) and cook for 4 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon and put into a colander.  Drizzle about 1/2 tsp of olive oil on top of each removed batch*

Now prep the rest of the ingredients.  If you’re super efficient, cook the sausage while you are cooking the gnocchi.



  • 1 pint of heirloom tomatoes – boil water and pour over the tomatoes in a bowl.  Allow it to sit for 2 minutes and then drain.  I don’t have data to back this up, but I swear it make the tomatoes more flavourful in meals :)
  • 1 bunch of black kale – shredded and de-spined
  • 4 cooked sausages (I used chicken sausage with tarragon and plum) – cut into rounds
  • 3 tbs freshly grated parmesan

*In a large skillet, brown the cooked sausage rounds for about 3 to 4 minutes*

*Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes.*

*Add the kale and cook for 2 more minutes*

*Add the gnocchi, mix carefully and cook for 2 more minutes*

*Mix in the parmesan, remove from heat and serve!*

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