Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli

1 Package of Gnocchi (usually this is found near the deli section)

15 oz Frozen Broccoli
4 tbs Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Pound Fresh Chicken Sausage
1/2 Red Onion Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Juice of 1/2 lemon
crusty bread

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add gnocchi and cook according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 1 1/2 cups of pasta water.
Meanwhile, cook frozen broccoli until tender (microwave works great!). Heat 2 tbs olive oil over large skillet. Saute chicken sausage until cooked through. Add in onion, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove sausage mixture from skillet and reserve. Add the remaining 2 tbs olive oil and saute drained gnocchi for 3-4 minutes or until slightly browned. Return the sausage mixture to pan and add cooked broccoli. Toss to combine. Pour in reserved pasta water and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes. Add in lemon juice and serve with bread. Enjoy! 


Megs said...

I will have to give this one a try- hopefully next week- it sounds yummy:)