Fried gnocchi and breakfast sausage, cooked all in one pan – the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This post contains affiliate links. Read the disclosure policy.

Sausage Gnocchi Skillet! Cheesy sausage gnocchi on a bed of tomato and garlic, cooked all in one pan - the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. |

About Sausage Gnocchi Skillet

an old friend of mine and I have been pretty bad this past week food-wise. With everything that’s been going on, we’ve been living off of fast food and other guilty indulgences. It’s just been easier to “pick something up” than trying to fight the current and add one more thing to our already busy schedules.

We all know how that is.

So when I finally had a chance to work my magic in the kitchen again, I was surprised by just now much I missed it.

Because you have to understand, it was only a few short years ago that I utterly refused to learn to cook based on some deep-rooted desire to rebel against all those gender stereotypes that said it was my job to crank out an endless stream of sandwiches (even if I was still working a “real” fulltime job). Starting a blog like this was a challenge for me in more ways than one, and that was exactly the point: I wanted to break down my self-imposed restrictions and stop making everything so serious that doesn’t need to be.

The whole idea was to get me back to what makes me happy, and quite frankly, nothing makes me happier than good food.

No shame about that here.

And what is the absolute best way to make sure you always have good food on hand?

By getting in the kitchen and making it yourself.

… Well, I guess you could also marry a world-class chef, but sadly my #1 requirement for anyone I date is that they must be able to take a computer apart and put it back together again. Because I need someone in my life who will understand my methods as I eat my world-class dinner hunched over in front of my computer because there are quests I need to complete in my latest gaming obsession.

And thankfully, my guy understands this struggle, because he’s sitting right beside me doing the exact same thing. And while we chowed down on this particular recipe, I got an enthusiastic thumbs up of food approval before we both put on our headphones and got down to gaming business.

It just goes to show that there truly is someone for everyone out there. And it appears he’s a step or two ahead of the game than me (wow, just look at that pun!) because he might very well end up dating a world-class chef. Or, ahem, food blogger.

They’re kind of the same thing, right?

Sausage Gnocchi Skillet! Cheesy sausage gnocchi on a bed of tomato and garlic, cooked all in one pan - the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. |

So, to get back to the point: it was great to have a triumphant return to the kitchen, working with all my now-familiar tools and cooking up delicious food. I’ve been wanting to do something more with gnocchi for a while now, and though it’s taken me a shamefully long time to get back to it, I’m glad I finally did.

I knew I wanted to try frying the gnocchi this time around – because that just sounds so delicious – and I can say with confidence that it did not disappoint my expectations.

I also wanted to do something more with breakfast sausage, which is yet another food I did not fully embrace until I dropped all my insecurities and took charge of feeding myself. I’ve said this many times before, but I’ve still got a lot of ground to cover in my food journey, and it only motivates me further when new found foods end up working so well together.

Another perk to this recipe: the fresh herbs I used are from an actual herb garden in our back yard, courtesy of said boyfriend who can take a computer apart and put it back together.

Between the two of us, I’m really starting to think I should change the tagline of this website to “Computer Nerds: Cooking and gardening way beyond your expectations.”

Sausage Gnocchi Skillet! Cheesy sausage gnocchi on a bed of tomato and garlic, cooked all in one pan - the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. |

Recipe Details

Sausage Gnocchi Skillet! Cheesy sausage gnocchi on a bed of tomato and garlic, cooked all in one pan - the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. |
4.58 from 14 votes

Sausage Gnocchi Skillet

25 mins cook
628 kcal
Yields: 4 servings
Fried gnocchi and breakfast sausage, cooked all in one pan - the perfect no-hassle meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.



  • In a large skillet, warm olive oil over medium high heat. Add gnocchi and cook until sides are lightly golden, about 7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add breakfast sausage to skillet and cook until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Drain grease but leave about 1 teaspoon in the skillet.
  • Add garlic, diced tomatoes, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to skillet. Mix together and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour heavy cream in skillet, and also return gnocchi and sausage. Toss ingredients together, then top with mozzarella cheese and freshly chopped oregano. Continue to heat skillet until cheese has melted. Tip: you can cover the skillet for 1-2 minutes to speed up cheese melting.
  • Let skillet sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1698mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 6.4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

Made this recipe?

Tag @homemadehooplah on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag it #homemadehooplah so I can see what you whipped up!

Explore more: Dinners, Pork, Recipes

Take recipes "to go"

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating


    • Daryl

    What is pork breakfast roll?
    Bare in mind I’m Australian

    • Amy
    • 5 stars

    I had breakfast sausage and gnocchi in my fridge and googled recipes and cake across this one and it is fantastic. Even my very picky 8 year old asked for seconds and he never does that.

    • Kristin
    • 5 stars

    This was so yummy! I had never pan fired gnocchi before, so much better than boiling! I thought I had ground turkey sausage, then realized it was just ground turkey, so I just added some fennel and red pepper to it and hoped for the best, and it was so good! I did also not remove the “sausage” just added the other ingredients (tomatoes, garlic, etc) and simmered before adding the gnocchi back in. A real winner, and bonus, was done in 20 minutes! Thanks!!

    • Ashley @ Candor & Coffee

    Whoa! I came across this recipe on Pinterest last night when I was looking for a way to use up some leftover sausage in the fridge. To say it was a hit would be an understatement. When I told my an old friend of mine I’m making a batch to take to a friend tonight, he said, “I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda sad you’re not making it for me…”

    Home run recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • 😀 Hearing comments like this makes my day Ashley, I’m so glad you guys liked it!

    • Alycia

    This was delicious! I’ve never used gnocchi, and it was always intimidating. The only thing I did different was add some more cream so it had a bit more sauce.

    • Rebecca

    I was looking for something to make for dinner, and this sounds amazing! I’m wondering though, could half and half be substituted for the heavy whipping cream? (Just because that’s what I have on hand.)

    • Hey Rebecca! Yes, you can substitute the half and half for heavy whipping cream. The fat content is a little higher and the sauce might end up a tad thicker, but you’ll find many who would say that the heavy cream would give the dish a richer taste. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

    • Nutmeg Nanny

    Gnocchi is my goto quick meal dish. So packed full of flavor and so easy to make!

    • I totally agree! So many great recipes for it, too.

    • Kate @ Diethood

    Yes, nothing like a homecooked meal!! Besides, one pot and gnocchi! I bet this was amazing!

    • Thank you Kate! And it totally was 🙂

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Love one pot meals, and this one looks delicious! Gnocchi is a favorite of mine – glad you’re back on your cooking track 🙂

    • Thank you Patricia! The only thing better than cooking again is finding more ways to make cooking easier 🙂 Leaves more room for the fun!

    • Jenna Johnson

    You had me at sausage and one skillet. This looks so good and I pinned it to try later on. 🙂

    • Joanie @ ZagLeft

    One pot meals are the best, especially on busy evenings. I love all the cheesy goodness here – it all looks great!

    • Thank you Joanie! I actually had to hold myself back – I wanted to add MORE cheese. And I probably will the next time I make this 😀

    • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    This looks like the epitome of comfort food.. and all those cheesy shots are just divine!

    • Julia

    I love one pot meals and make them almost weekly. I have never made one with gnocchi! What a great idea.

    • Thanks Julia! If you make this, I hope it turns out great 😀

    • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    My dad always picks me up gnocchi but I don’t think he has ever made it himself! I should create this recipe for him and show him how awesome gnocchi is!

    • He’s never tried it?! Wow! Well, if you make this, I hope he likes it (though how could he not?)

    • Christine from Cook the Story

    One pan dinners are so awesome. Easy to make and clean-up is a snap.

    • Completely agree Christine! The world would be a better place with more of them 😀

    • Lindsey @ Lou Lou Biscuit

    Wow this looks SO GOOD! I tried a bite of gnocchi at work a couple of days ago, and now i’m obsessing about it. I forgot how much I love it! It’s the ultimate comfort food.

    • Thank you Lindsey! Gnocchi is so easy to add to just about anything. Makes the obsession easy to satisfy 😀