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4.8 from 5 votes

Sausage Spinach Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sausage Spinach Pumpkin Gnocchi is a decadent, creamy, saucy comfort food in a bowl.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 1/2 lb Sweet Italian Sausage loose ( or casing removed if you have links )
  • 1 lb Gnocchi
  • 6 ounces 1 bag Spinach
  • 1 cup Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated Nutmeg
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the gnocchi.
  • In a medium pan set over medium heat, cook the sausage until brown, breaking up the large pieces so that the sausage cooks as crumbled.
  • Add minced garlic, nutmeg, and spinach to the pan with the sausage, stirring occasionally, and cooking until the spinach has wilted.
  • Add the pumpkin and cream to the pan. Stir to combine. Cook for two minutes.
  • Stir in the Pecorino Romano cheese.
  • Turn off the heat for the sauce pan and let the sauce sit while you make the gnocchi. Add the gnocchi to the boiling water, and cook according to package directions ( most likely 2 - 3 minutes ).
  • Drain the gnocchi and add directly to the pan with the sausage spinach pumpkin sauce.


I used Sweet Italian chicken sausage, but pork sausage would be great, too.
Serve with extra Pecorino Romano cheese on top.