Pesto Gnocchi & Hot Italian Sausage with Mushrooms & Mozzarella
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Pesto Gnocchi & Hot Italian Sausage

with Mushrooms & Mozzarella

45 MIN
4 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! This hearty and comforting gnocchi dish features hot Italian sausage, herbaceous basil pesto, and earthy mushrooms all baked under a layer of melty mozzarella cheese.
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Pesto Gnocchi & Hot Italian Sausage with Mushrooms & Mozzarella
Title
  • 20 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
  • 1½ lbs Gnocchi
  • ½ lb Mushrooms
  • ⅓ cup Basil Pesto
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ cup Crème Fraîche
  • 6 oz Baby Spinach
  • 2 Single-Use Aluminum Trays
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 fresh produce. Between the two trays, evenly divide the spinach, gnocchi, pesto, and mushrooms (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of water to each tray. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

Add the sausage & bake the trays
2 Add the sausage & bake the trays

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

Add the cheese & serve your dish
3 Add the cheese & serve your dish

Carefully remove the foil. Add the crème fraîche; stir to combine. Add the mozzarella 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 fresh produce. Between the two trays, evenly divide the spinach, gnocchi, pesto, and mushrooms (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of water to each tray. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

2 Add the sausage & bake the trays

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

Add the sausage & bake the trays
Add the cheese & serve your dish
3 Add the cheese & serve your dish

Carefully remove the foil. Add the crème fraîche; stir to combine. Add the mozzarella 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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