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Sautéed Gnocchi with Kielbasa and Cabbage Recipe Makes an Easy and Delicious Dinner

This delectable sautéed gnocchi with kielbasa and cabbage recipe is quick and easy to cook up when you’re longing for some hearty, savory goodness. Plump golden gnocchi combines with flavorful kielbasa, tender cabbage and a cream cheese sauce for richness. Grate some parmesan cheese on top for the perfect finishing touch!

See also: This 3-Ingredient ‘Lazy’ Lemon Linguine Recipe Is Tangy, Saucy Pasta Perfection

Gnocchi, or nocchio in Italian, are small dumplings typically made from potato, flour and sometimes egg. The dough is rolled into small pieces and may be pressed with a fork to create ridges, which helps sauce cling to it. In this recipe, sautéing the gnocchi gives them excellent flavor and a crispy exterior.

Kielbasa, a type of Polish sausage, brings a smoky, savory element to the dish that compliments the dish’s creaminess and pairs well with the gnocchi and cabbage.

For another delicious gnocchi recipe, check out Slow-Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup. And for more sausage dishes, try Grilled Sausage & Artichoke Pizza and Beef ‘n Sausage Bow Tie Lasagna.


6 servings

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  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 (17.5 oz.) pkg. fresh potato gnocchi, such as De Cecco
  • 1 (14 oz.) pkg. kielbasa, cut diagonally into ¼”-thick slices
  • 1 lb. cabbage, cut into ½”-thick slices, 8 cups
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbs. sliced chives
  • 2 Tbs. chopped parsley


In bowl, whisk together ⅓ cup water and cream cheese until smooth; reserve. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add gnocchi; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5–7 min.; remove.

Coat same skillet with cooking spray; heat over high heat. Add kielbasa; cook, stirring, until browned, 5 min.; remove.

In same skillet, combine cabbage and ½ cup water; over medium-high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender, about 10 min. Stir in reserved cream cheese mixture, gnocchi, kielbasa slices and pepper; cook, stirring often, until coated and heated through, 1–2 min. Stir in chives and parsley.


  • Calories: 469 kcal
  • Fat: 31 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 11 gram
  • Protein: 12 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 36 gram
  • Fiber: 3 gram
  • Cholesterol: 67 mg
  • Sugar: 3 gram
  • Sodium: 1,087 mg


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