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As winter rolls in this weekend, enjoy this warming dish made with simple, yet quality ingredients to prepare during the holiday season.
George’s Gnocchi with Crispy Sausage & Swiss Chard
Makes 6 servings
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1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
8 ounces Italian Sausage, cooked whole, cooled then sliced thin
4 cups Swiss Chard, Tuscan Kale, or spinach; washed, green leaves roughly chopped
8 cloves caramelized garlic
2 apples, 1 green / 1 red, chopped small
2 fresh sage leaves
1 pound gnocchi
½ cup of water from gnocchi
¼ cup Parmesan cheese or to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
Pre heat a large sauté pan to medium high heat.
Heat a large pot of water to a boil.
To the sauté pan, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil, sliced sausage and cooked until sausage begins to crisp and brown. Remove sausage and add remaining olive oil, kale, apples and sage. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until kale and apples soften.
Meanwhile, add gnocchi to the boiling water and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove gnocchi with a strainer and add to the kale. Top with crispy sausage and Parmesan cheese.