Skillet mushroom + butternut squash gnocchi with Italian sausage

Savory and comforting, this dish is a fantastic one-skillet meal packed with lots of mushrooms and veggies, sage-y Italian sausage, and pillowy soft gnocchi.Mushroom Gnocchi

Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter or ghee, divided
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (or protein of choice)
  • 1 small butternut squash, cut into half-inch cubes
  • 1 pound mushrooms of choice (lion's mane or oyster recommended), chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound gnocchi (Trader Joe's brand potato or cauliflower gnocchi recommended)
  • 7 cups loosely packed spinach or kale, roughly chopped
  • grated parmesan cheese for topping


  • IF USING LION'S MANE MUSHROOMS: Heat your large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms (cut into bite-sized pieces with 1/4"-1/2" thickness) in a single layer and cook dry for about 3 minutes per side, until deeply golden brown. Then add olive oil and sauté 1-2 minutes.
  • IF USING OYSTER OR OTHER MUSHROOMS: In your large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add mushrooms and sautée until golden brown.
  • Transfer sautéed mushrooms to a plate.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, breaking it up into bite-sized pieces, and cook through. Transfer sausage to the plate with mushrooms.
  • Add remaining butter to the skillet. Once melted, add onion and squash. Cook, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender and golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add gnocchi , and stir to cover. Cook approximately 5 minutes, or until gnocchi floats and is tender.
  • Add the sausage, sage, mushrooms and greens of your choice. Cook for another couple of minutes to fully incorporate all ingredients.
  • Season to taste with more salt/pepper, top with parmesan cheese, and enjoy!
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