This gnocchi with sausage is everything you could want in a recipe – it’s delicious, easy to make and low in points!
It’s also ready in about 20 minutes. It’s the perfect weeknight meal.
Many of the ingredients to this gnocchi dish are low in points. Spinach, petite diced tomatoes and chicken broth are a few that are all 0 points.
Instead of using regular sausage I used turkey sausage. This is what I used:
It was only 15 points for 12 oz. I simply broke it up instead of using the patties.
If I would have used pork sausage it would have been 36 points!! Using turkey sausage saves 19 points.
This is the gnocchi I used:
Three cups of the gnocchi is 21 points.
If you use different ingredients you’ll want to doublecheck the points.
You could also use the Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It would save 8 points.
I know not everyone has a Trader Joe’s by them so I made the recipe for regular gnocchi.
To make this gnocchi with sausage I started by chopping 1/2 onion. I added 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to a pan and added the onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
That cooked for about 1 minute then I added the turkey sausage. I broke up the patties and let it cook through.
Next I added the gnocchi and mixed everything together. Then I added the diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning and chicken broth.
I put the lid on and let it cook for 5 minutes. Once the gnocchi was cooked I added the spinach.
Once the spinach was cooked I added the mozzarella cheese and put the lid back on until it was melted.
Add some salt and pepper and dinner is ready!
It’s such an easy meal!
Yield: 6 servings (7 points per serving for blue, green and purple. Each serving is approximately 1 heaping cup)
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 oz. Jennie O turkey sausage patties
- 16 oz. gnocchi
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the onion and garlic. Stir for 1 minute.
Add the turkey sausage to the skillet and break it up into bite size pieces. Cook until browned then add the gnocchi.
Add the diced tomatoes (with the juice) and chicken broth. Stir together and cover. Cook on medium heat 5 minutes.
Add the spinach and cook until it is wilted. Turn off the heat then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and cover until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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