Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli

I had never made anything with gnocchi before tonight. It was a hit with everyone!

Ingredients:
12-16 oz. gnocchi
16 oz. frozen broccoli
4 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs. chicken sausage links, casings removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 tspn. crushed red pepper flakes
Juice of one lemon

Directions:

Cook broccoli and gnocchi according to the directions on the packaging. When they are done, drain and place in a large bowl.

In a large skillet, add olive oil and Italian sausage, cook over medium-high heat. Break up the sausage while it is cooking so that it is in bite-sized pieces. When it is almost thoroughly cooked, add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Continue to cook for about five more minutes. Add the sausage mixture to the gnocchi and broccoli and thoroughly toss. Add lemon juice and toss again.

What did the family think? They really liked it! This is the first time our boys have ever had gnocchi. I thought they would like it, but I wasn’t certain. We had this with buttered baguette slices with thinly sliced radishes on top. Yummy!

adapted from a Rachel Ray recipe

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