Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Sausage and Kale Pesto Recipe

Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Sausage and Kale Pesto Recipe

How To Make Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Sausage and Kale Pesto

Discover another way to eat your greens with this kale pesto recipe. It has added nutrition from the gnocchi, chicken sausage, and Brussels sprouts too.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Gnocchi:

  • 1lbgnocchi,dry
  • 1lbchicken sausage
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1lbBrussels sprouts,trimmed and halved
  • Parmesan cheese,grated, for topping

For Kale Basil Pesto:

  • 2cupskale leaves,packed, chopped, stems removed
  • 1cupbasil leaves,packed
  • ½cupwalnuts,chopped, toasted
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,grated
  • 1tspsea salt
  • 4garlic cloves
  • ½cupolive oil



  1. Prepare Kale Basil Pesto according to instructions below.

  2. Cook the gnocchi in a large stockpot of salted boiling water according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  3. While the gnocchi is cooking, cook the chicken sausage in a saute pan according to package instructions. Once it has finished cooking, transfer the sausage to a separate plate and slice it on the diagonal into bite-sized pieces.

  4. In the same saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until it is cooked through and begins to brown. Remove from heat.

  5. Combine gnocchi, Brussels sprouts and Kale Basil Pesto in the stock pot, and toss until combined. Serve warm, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese if desired.

Kale Basil Pesto:

  1. Add kale, basil, walnuts, Parmesan, salt and garlic to a food processor, and pulse until combined. Drizzle in the olive oil, while still pulsing the food processor, until the pesto is smooth. Serve.


  • Calories: 823.61kcal
  • Fat: 55.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.24g
  • Fiber: 7.73g
  • Sugar: 4.21g
  • Protein: 33.99g
  • Cholesterol: 143.43mg
  • Sodium: 1364.55mg
  • Calcium: 397.54mg
  • Potassium: 1133.36mg
  • Iron: 5.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 146.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 123.82mg
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