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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recipe for Sausage Gnocchi

As Promised here is the recipe for my Sausage Gnocchi:


  • 1 lb. Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 lb. Russert potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • all purpose flour; as needed
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • salt and pepper; to taste


  • Peel, cut and wash potatoes. Boil until fork tender.
  • Dry potatoes on baking sheet. Put in 300° F oven for about 5-7 min.
  • Brown ground sausage.
  • Put potatoes through food mill. Mix with yolks. Mix with ground sausage.
  • Take potato mix and gradually add flour until dough is formed.
  • Put dough into pastry bag, pipe out dough lines and cut to desired size.
  • Add gnocchi to salted boiling water, they are cooked when they float.
  • Add olive oil and minced garlic to sauce pan and sweat.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and spinach. Add cut peices of linked sausage. Simmer until sausage is cooked.
  • Plate gnocchi, sauce and sausage. Enjoy!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Johnsonville Sausage contest entry

Sausage Gnocchi

This is how I rang in the New Year. I created this dish for the Johnsonville Pastaville Contest. I incorporated ground sausage into the gnocchi mix and made a garlic, olive oil, crushed tomato, and spinach sauce. Tomorrow when I send in the entry I will post the recipe. Wish me luck. Even if I don't win, at least it tasted good. I had fun making it with my little nephew and cousin helping me.