Hot Italian Sausage & Gnocchi with Mozzarella & Tomatoes
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Hot Italian Sausage & Gnocchi

with Mozzarella & Tomatoes

45 MIN
2 Servings
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Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, our Ready to Cook recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! Here, pillowy gnocchi, juicy tomatoes, and hot Italian pork sausage are baked in a hearty tomato sauce (with Calabrian chile for delightful sweet-hot flavor) under a layer of melty mozzarella cheese.
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Hot Italian Sausage & Gnocchi with Mozzarella & Tomatoes
Title
  • 10 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
  • ¾ lb Gnocchi
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (Whole Dried Basil, Sage, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Thyme & Marjoram)
  • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Single-Use Aluminum Tray
Prepare the ingredients & make the base
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the tomatoes. In the tray, combine the gnocchi, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper if desired; stir to thoroughly combine.

Add the sausage & bake the tray
2 Add the sausage & bake the tray

Add the sausage in an even layer (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 30 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Add the mozzarella & serve your dish
3 Add the mozzarella & serve your dish

Carefully remove the foil. Add half the mozzarella (you will have extra) in an even layer, tearing into small pieces before adding. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sausage is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & make the base
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the tomatoes. In the tray, combine the gnocchi, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper if desired; stir to thoroughly combine.

2 Add the sausage & bake the tray

Add the sausage in an even layer (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 30 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Add the sausage & bake the tray
Add the mozzarella & serve your dish
3 Add the mozzarella & serve your dish

Carefully remove the foil. Add half the mozzarella (you will have extra) in an even layer, tearing into small pieces before adding. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sausage is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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