This Sausage Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce is an absolutely stellar weeknight meal! Loaded with spicy Italian sausage, pillowy soft gnocchi and the best homemade sauce, this is a simple dish that’s loaded with tons of flavor!
Finely chop the onions and mince the garlic.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large shallow pan.
Let it heat on medium heat and then add in onions with a large pinch of salt.
Cook onions for 1-2 minutes and then add in the spicy sausage. Cook until sausage is cooked all the way through, about 5-7 minutes and then add in garlic and cook for 1 minute or so.
Add in the entire can of San Marzano tomatoes and using a wooden spoon, crush them to make a “sauce”. Add in the red wine, a pinch more salt and a crack of pepper. Stir and let come to a simmer.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, covered. Once done, taste and adjust seasoning. Add in parmesan cheese and stir in. Keep on low.
In a large pot, cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Once done, drain them and directly add them to the sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and red pepper flakes and more parmesan cheese if desired.
Enjoy while hot!
Taste and season AS YOU GO! If it needs more salt, add it! A dash of red pepper flakes? Add it! A splash of olive oil? Do it! Trust your instincts when it comes to flavoring! See above for substitutions for other ideas!
Substitute mild Italian sausage for the spicy sausage for a less spicy dish.
Skip the wine altogether if desired!