Gnocchi Skillet with Tomatoes

A really lovely, fresh, and quick meal via The Kitchen. In my version I fudged the recipe– using Italian sausage that I had on hand instead of the turkey sausage. I’m going to try pancetta when I make it next. I also added kale just for some more veggie in the dish. Feel free to sub and experiment!

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  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 ounces (about 3 links) cooked chicken sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick coins
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 to 2 ounces fresh basil, julienned (1/2 to 1 cup loosely packed) 
  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling; cook the gnocchi for 2 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and toss with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Heat a 10-inch or larger cast iron skillet over medium heat with a light drizzle of olive oil. Add the sausage and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (or longer if not using pre-cooked sausage/meat), or until it begins to brown. Push the sausage into a pile at the edge of the skillet and turn the heat up to high.
  3. When the skillet is quite hot, add the tomatoes, skin down, crowding them in if necessary. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until they are blistered, then stir in with the sausage. [If adding kale, I would add it here so it will cook slightly and wilt in the next step.] Cook for 2 more minutes, until both tomatoes and sausage are slightly browned.
  4. Stir in gnocchi and cook just until all is combined, but the tomatoes have not broken down into sauce.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

 

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