Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes  Serves: 4

Ingredients

16-20 ounces frozen, refrigerated, or dried gnocchi
12 ounces asparagus, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 links Italian chicken sausage, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Salt a pot of boiling water and boil gnocchi according to the package directions. Add the asparagus to the boiling water in the last minute of cooking time to lightly pre-boil. Reserve at least 1 cup of cooking liquid before draining.

2. As the gnocchi and asparagus is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned.

3. Stir in butter, onions, cooked gnocchi, and asparagus and sauté until gnocchi begins to brown.

4. Stir in 1/4 cup of the gnocchi cooking liquid, sage, and tomatoes and continue cooking for 1 minute.

5. Remove from heat and stir in additional cooking liquid until you have a very light sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

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