This Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi has all the classic Italian flavors your family loves! Sausage, marinara, and cheese make this a delicious weeknight dish.
Sheet Pan Gnocchi
Whenever I share a sheet pan dinner or pasta bake recipe I get requests for more! You guys love easy dinners and I totally get it because we do too. You went crazy for our Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi so I think you will love this Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi too. This easy dinner recipe is delicious, easy to make, and the leftovers are great for lunch.
We wanted to pull in all of the classic flavors that make Italian food so delicious. We’re talking onion, marinara, sausage, and mozzarella here! Add in potato gnocchi and you just cannot lose with this dinner. Add it to your weekly menu plan and impress everyone at the table!
Sheet Pan Gnocchi Ingredients
- Potato gnocchi-we use store bought gnocchi. You can find it in the pasta aisle. DeLallo is our favorite brand.
- Sausage-we like to use smoked Italian-style chicken sausage. Cut the sausage into 1-inch pieces. You can use your favorite sausage!
- Red and yellow bell pepper-cut into slices. The peppers give the dish nice color!
- Red onion-cut into slices. The onion adds great flavor!
- Marinara sauce-you can use your favorite store-bought marinara sauce or make our Easy Marinara Sauce or Slow Cooker Marinara.
- Mozzarella cheese-use fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes so it melts quickly and evenly.
- Garnish options: finish the dish with fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan cheese
How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi
You’re going to love how simple this is! It’s just about as easy as tossing everything into a pan and saying “Ciao!” as you slide it into the oven.
- Start with an oven preheated to 425 and a pan all prepped with foil and cooking spray.
- Spread the veggies, sausage, and gnocchi out on the pan. Take an extra minute to make sure none of the gnocchi is stuck together!
- Pour the marinara over everything and give it a little toss with a spatula to get an even coating. You could do this in a dish before hand, but I don’t like having an extra bowl to wash!
- Bake for 20 minutes, checking in halfway through to give it a little toss on the pan.
- After 20 minutes, pull it out and sprinkle fresh mozzarella cubes over the top. Give it 5 more minutes in the oven so all that cheese can melt!
- Once everything is melty and bubbly, pull the sheet pan out of the oven and dress it up with basil, parmesan, and red pepper flakes.
- Serve right away and ENJOY!
What to Serve with Sausage Gnocchi
This works great by itself as a full meal, but you may want to jazz up your table with some sides. A few things good side dishes to serve are:
More Sheet Pan Recipes:
- Sheet Pan Pasta Bake
- Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi
- Sheet Pan Salmon
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken
- Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken
Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi
- 16 ounces uncooked potato gnocchi
- 12 ounces smoked Italian-style chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
- ½ red onion, sliced
- 1 ½ cups Marinara sauce
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into ½-inch cubes
- For garnish: fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Remove the gnocchi from the package and make sure none of the gnocchi are stuck together. Spread the gnocchi, sausage, peppers, and onions on the baking sheet. Pour marinara sauce over the gnocchi, sausage, and vegetables. Toss until well coated in the sauce. Note-you can also do this in a bowl before putting on the pan, but I don’t like to dirty an extra dish, I combine right on the pan.
- Spread the gnocchi, sausage, and vegetables in an even layer on the sheet pan.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through. Remove the pan from the oven and evenly sprinkle fresh mozzarella cheese cubes over the top. Place the pan back in the oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Garnish with fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan cheese. Divide the gnocchi onto plates or bowls and serve immediately.
Have you tried this recipe?
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This looks great! Is the sausage pre-cooked or raw? Wondering if I could sub in pork sausage (uncooked).
Yes, you can use pork sausage, it will cook in the oven.
This looks amazing! We totally need to add this to the menu for dinner next week!
Looks great! Are you using frozen or fresh gnocchi? Looking forward to making this dish!
Definitely going to try this one out! Looks very quick and easy to make. Perfect for the whole family! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Maria. I fell in love with your colorful sheet pan instantly. I’m planning this recipe for a weekend dinner. My favorite part is melting the mozzarella cheese and garnishing it with Basil and cayenne pepper. I could imagine the aroma filling my nostrils already! Want to know more please visit https://www.bloghasting.com
Is the sausage already cooked?
My gnocchi were not happy about this method of cooking – they got very soft and smushed, beyond recognition. Also I have to admit this is not a particularly pretty dish; glad I wasn’t serving it at a dinner party. The one redeeming thing is that it tastes good; it didn’t even need any extra spices due to the flavor of the marinara sauce and sausages.
My entire family LOVES this recipe. It’s so quick & easy, too.
I am so glad your family loves it! Such a great quick and easy meal!
I made this tonight and it was SO easy and delicious!!! I am obsessed. I used Rao’s marinara sauce and spicy pork sausage. Highly recommend for an easy weeknight meal!
Do we cook the sausage ahead of time? Planning this for this weekend – It looks delicious!
No, it will cook in the oven.
My family does not love gnocchi. Can I substitute something else?
This recipe came out great and was delicious. I used the italian sweet sausauge beucase of my kids but I am looking forward to trying it with spicy sausage. I wanted to use a different type of sauce, such as tomato and basil or roasted garlic and was curious if you thought it might alter the dish in a negative way?
The only gnocchi I could find in my local grocery store is frozen. Will this work, and do I need to defrost it or cook it first?
This has become a favorite at our house. Love it!
My husband is a picky eater and LOVED this recipe. Definitely one of our new favorites 🙂
It’s a favorite at our house too:)
Excellent! I used a whole 24 oz jar of marinara sauce. The whole family loved including picky teenage son.
Super flavorful! I used what I had on hand, which was some ground pork sausage which was browned prior to adding it to the sheet pan, along with a sweet onion, and a whole large red pepper. I added three kinds of cheese- cheddar, monterey jack and mozzarella. My husband loved it also!
Glad you enjoyed the recipe.