Pair savory smoked sausage with the sweet-tart intensity of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a hit of garlic and Parmesan in this 30-minute gnocchi dish that melds German and Italian flavors.


1 pound gnocchi
4 links smoked sausage, cut into
     1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, julienned

2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 


1. Prepare gnocchi according to directions; drain and keep warm.
2. Cook and stir sausage, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until sausage is lightly browned.
3. Add spinach; stir gently until spinach wilts. Stir in gnocchi; heat through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; serve immediately.

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