Crispy Gnocchi with Sausage and Sage Brown Butter

Jan 27, 2024


  • 1 pound gnocchi4-6 sausage links (sweet or spicy, based on preference)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)


1. Cook the Gnocchi:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions until they float to the surface. This usually takes just a few minutes.
  • Drain the gnocchi and set them aside.

2. Cook the Sausage:

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage links over medium heat until they are browned and cooked through. Remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes. Then, slice them into bite-sized pieces.

3. Make the Sage Brown Butter:

  • In the same skillet, add the butter and fresh sage leaves.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until the butter starts to turn golden brown and the sage leaves become crispy. Be careful not to burn the butter.

4. Crisp the Gnocchi:

  • Add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet with the sage brown butter.
  • Sauté the gnocchi until they become crispy and golden brown on the outside, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Combine and Serve:

  • Return the sliced sausage to the skillet and toss everything together to combine.
  • Serve the crispy gnocchi with sausage and sage brown butter hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

This dish is a delightful combination of flavors and textures, with the crispy gnocchi, savory sausage, and aromatic sage brown butter coming together for a satisfying meal. Enjoy!