Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage Recipe

Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage: An easy, semi-homemade pasta dish that's a easy enough for a family weeknight, and delicious enough for company.

This Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage is a real family favourite.  It’s easy to put together, since it uses store-bought gnocchi from the pantry, and it’s so, so good.

store bought Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage


I discovered gnocchi one day after a discussion at a playdate.  A friend of mine who comes from an Italian background was talking about what she was having for dinner.  I had only tried gnocchi once or twice before at an Italian restaurant.  

I was certainly intimidated by the idea of trying to make my own little potato pasta pillows, of homemade gnocchi.  I was surprised to hear that she bought hers in the dry pasta section of the grocery store.  And I thought that if she used pre-made gnocchi and liked it, I should give it a try too.

how to make Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage

My friend mentioned that she sometimes made gnocchi with a little wine, garlic, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and sometimes a bit of cream.  I thought that sounded delicious, so that very night I picked up the ingredients, added Italian sausage, and we’ve been enjoying this easy meal ever since!  It was a huge hit with the whole family.  The store bought version made tender gnocchi that was so delicious with the creamy mushroom and Italian sausage sauce.  This is a delicious dinner with simple ingredients that’s very quick and easy to prepare.  It’s sure to become one of your favorite recipes.

pantry Gnocchi

Here’s my version of the recipe, easy enough for busy weeknights, but delicious enough for company.  It’s great with a green salad, nice crusty bread, and a bottle of wine.  With minimal effort, you’ll have a delicious meal the whole family will love.  You will want to add this recipe to your regular rotation after you see how easy it is to make, and how delicious it tastes.


We used mild Italian sausage in our recipe.  This makes this meal very family friendly and great for kids or anyone who doesn’t like spicy food.  If want to add a little spice to your portion, you can sprinkle it with some red pepper flakes to add a little heat.  If everyone you’re cooking for likes spicy food, you can use hot Italian sausages instead of mild ones.  The spicy Italian sausage are a great way to turn up the spice in this recipe.

You could also substitute turkey sausage in this recipe if you prefer it.  Or you could try a Italian chicken sausage.


We did a mixture of white button mushrooms and portobello mushrooms for this recipe because they’re our favorite kinds.  You can use both kinds like we did, or do all one kind, or substitute them with your favorite kind if you prefer.

one pot Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage

Yield: 6 servings

Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage

Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage: An easy, semi-homemade pasta dish that's a easy enough for a family weeknight, and delicious enough for company.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 16 oz. packages of potato gnocchi
  • 1 lbs Italian sausage
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 10 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese to taste


    1. Begin by removing the sausage from the casing and frying it in a large skillet over a medium high heat until it is cooked through, crumbled, and golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    2. In the same pan, add the olive oil and sauté the onions, mushrooms, and garlic until they are cooked about 5 min.
    3. Add the cooked sausage back to the pan, and add the wine. Scrap up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, bring the wine to a boil and let reduce slightly.
    4. Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to the boil, and cook the gnocchi according to the package directions.
    5. Add the cream and parmesan cheese to the sausage and mushroom mixture, and then add in the hot drained gnocchi. Stir to combine, and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 990mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g
Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage Recipe

If you have any leftovers, store them in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator, and reheat in the microwave.  If you do have any leftovers, it sure is a lunch to look forward to the next day.

We served our creamy gnocchi dish with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.  It would also be delicious garnished with some fresh basil leaves.  And if you want to add some heat you can also add a sprinkle of red chili flakes.

This is a one skillet and one pot dinner too, so easy clean up.  Just another reason to love this great recipe.  The pillowy gnocchi is so delicious with the creamy sauce, tender mushrooms and flavorful Italian sausage pieces.  It’s the perfect recipe for any pasta lover the next time they are craving comfort food.  This creamy sausage gnocchi is such a yummy quick dinner with a salad and garlic bread.

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More Recipe Inspiration

You might also like our Easy Lasagna Recipe here.

Easy Lasagna with cottage cheese: this is a great make-ahead, and it freezes well. Easy to put together, and sure to be a family favourite.

Also check out our Tortellini and Italian Sausage Soup Recipe here.

You might also enjoy our Unstuffed Zucchini Recipe here.

Unstuffed Zucchini: the perfect quick and easy, one pot weeknight meal. We made cooking time quicker using zucchini zoodles.

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