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One Pan Pesto Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage

Short on time for dinner tonight? Whip up this one pan pesto gnocchi skillet and get dinner on the table in just 20 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course : Dinner
Servings : 2


  • 1 package gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 6 oz asparagus , ends trimmed and chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes , drained and chopped
  • 8 oz italian style chicken sausage , sliced diagonally
  • cup baby bella mushrooms , sliced
  • ¼ cup pesto , optional
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil in pan and season asparagus with salt and pepper
  • Cook aspargus and mushrooms in pan until you can easily stick a fork in them (about 10 minutes) making sure to toss them around, then set aside
  • Add in another Tbsp of oil and toss in gnocchi. Cook until it is soft inside and golden on the outside, tossing occasionally (about 5 minutes)
  • Once everything is cooked through, add in chicken sausage*, sun-dried tomatoes, and cooked vegetables
  • If using pesto, add a dollop and toss to coat everything


* Chicken sausage is usually always pre-cooked. If you are using a raw meat, cook the meat first, and set aside. Then start the process from step 1 and add in the cooked meat towards the end to re-heat.