Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sausage, Peppers and Gnocchi



With fifteen inches of snow on the ground the time was right for some fairly substantial winter comfort food. I think this sums it up pretty well.  Like almost everything I cook it's fast and easy to put together.  Brown the sausages, chop up some onions and peppers, cheat with a couple of bottles of pasta sauce and boil up some water for the gnocchi.  It's as simple as that and packs a wonderful tasty punch.  Use good quality sausages though, these were chicken but pork would be delicious.

Sausage, Peppers and Gnocchi.
6-8 sausages, chicken or pork
2 red peppers, cored and sliced
2 onions, peeled and quartered
2 bottles of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Rao's)
Salt and pepper
2 packets of store bought gnocchi
Fresh parsley

Heat the oven to 375 F

In a large saute pan brown the sausages.  It's worth taking the time to do this properly, you may have to do it in batches.

Pour the tomato sauce into a baking pan, add the chopped up peppers and onions. Stir to combine.

Add the browned sausages.  Cover with aluminum foil.  Place the baking pan on a baking tray and place in the oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, remove the foil and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Meanwhile boil the water and cook the gnocchi.  Serve with Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.


27 comments:

  1. There are far too many coincidences occurring these days for me to keep up with. Peter is making a one-dish meal involving gnocchi this very evening because yours truly will be attending to a new foster dog named Prissie. That store-bought gnocchi is a boon in the kitchen, ain't it?

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  2. 15 inches? Praying for you guys. Stay warm and stay safe

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  3. The sausages are browned so nicely and gnocchi, well, yum, yum. I have seen such awesome storm food on the blogs this weekend.

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  4. looks yummy! and we'd be very happy with half of your snow if not more! lucky you :)

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  5. this sounds lovely! I never thought of paring sausage with gnocchi,

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  6. 15 inches is a lot! Your winter meal looks comforting and delicious Mary!

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  7. Oh, I had gnocchi last night and have been dreaming for more. This looks great!

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  8. Tiene un aspecto muy bueno me encanta ,abrazos y abrazos..

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  9. 15 inches of snow... I would prefer to stay indoor eating these :D

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  10. Did I ever tell you how much I love pasta with sausages? This is a wonderful combination Mary! Stay warm!

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  11. Mary , hope you're safe and warm :) 15 inches ?! Throw some of that snow in this side of the world lol I've bought a box of gnocchi last time and I have yet to cook it :P Your dish looks hearty and comforting . Perfect for the snowy weather !

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  12. Mmmmm that looks so good it makes me hungry. Keep well Diane

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  13. I love everything about this dinner! Do we need two feet of snow for an excuse to make it? How about a cold, rainy Carolina day, does that count? :)

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  14. Yes, so simple and looks utterly scrumptious. Mmmmm!

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  15. This does look delicious! Gnocchi is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes. I've never added sausage to mine, but that's a great idea!

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  16. Oh my this looks so delicious - perfect comfort food. I've never made gnocchi before though!

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  17. Hi Mary! Wow, 15 inches. You really got hit hard, but I'm sure it's gorgeous with all of the snow. I love easy weeknight dinners such as this. We love throwing sausage into pasta as it makes it more substantial and hearty. I'm actually sautéing up some gnocchi tonight and pairing it with my favorite tomato sauce, but I do love Rao's when I don't have any homemade stuff on hand! xoxo, Jackie

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  18. A scrumptious and comforting meal! Perfect when it's cold outside.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. 15 inches of snow? Thanks for reminding me why I love living in the sunny southwest desert!! lol Love gnocchi, love sausage... yea, I'd definitely love this dish!!!

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  20. Mary, I love these types of dishes, truly comfort fare for the family. You make it sound so easy and delicious to put a meal together and it looks so wonderful and appetizing the way you present it! Sausage is really lovely with some tomato sauce, when I can find really good Italain sausages, I make a tomato/Italian sausage pasta sauce and the kids enjoy it so I know your recipe would be greatly appreciated at my house too.
    Have a good Tuesday!

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  21. look delicious mary I love gocchis!!

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  23. These look really delicious! My kids would love this!

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  24. i love the idea of having gnocchi in place of potatoes which is what alot of people have with their sausage and peppers! Great idea! It looks amazing

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  25. The pork loin is in the fridge, the gnocchi is in the pantry. The expectations are limitless.

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  26. Gosh lots of comments! What I want to know, Mary, is how do you get your photos so big with blogspot? I just can't do it on my blog and definitely big is best!

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  27. I have never made gnocchi but have always wanted to give it a try! Yours looks lovely, Mary! So light and perfect looking! I can’t believe you got 15 inches of snow…we dodged this one in Atlanta, at my sons house!

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