A bowl of gluten-free gnocchi with marinara sauce, italian sausage, and bell peppers.

Gnocchi Marinara with Sausage & Peppers

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


Gluten free gnocchi saddles up with sautéed Italian chicken sausage, onions, peppers, and garlic marinara for a slightly spicy & satisfying 20-minute meal!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground mild Italian chicken sausage (or if you like it extra spicy use hot Italian chicken sausage instead)
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 each of a red, green, and yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 (12 oz.) packages gluten free potato gnocchi (or regular gnocchi)
  • 24 oz. prepared garlic marinara
  • fresh basil, chopped (for topping)
  • fresh parmesan, finely grated (for topping)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and onion. Sauté until the sausage is slightly browned and onions are softened, about 7-9 minutes. Add the peppers and sauté an extra 3-4 minutes, just until the peppers are slightly tender. Add the garlic marinara and let it all simmer until sauced is warmed through and your gnocchi is cooked.
  2. In the meantime, cook the gnocchi in boiling water just until they begin to float to the top of the water (about 4 minutes). Drain. Add gnocchi to the sausage, peppers, and sauce mixture; stir to combine.
  3. Remove from the heat. Plate it up and serve garnished with fresh chopped basil, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Eat! Then go back for seconds.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Italian
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