Simplify dinner with this easy 30 minute Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage and Cauliflower using store bought fresh gnocchi and flavorful Berkshire pork!
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Yesterday I kicked off my theme of good eating for the New Year. As I mentioned, eating well doesn’t have to take a lot of work; all it requires is a handful of good, fresh ingredients, dedicating time in the kitchen (not a long time I swear) and the promise to yourself to keep eating this way throughout the year.
Let’s take a moment to talk about those fresh ingredients, shall we?
On a busy weeknight one of my favorite go-to ingredients is to pull some pork sausage or a bone-in pork chop out of my freezer, toss it in my skillet with some seasoning and sit down 30 minutes later to a delicious dinner.
Now this is not the pork you grew up with (you know what I’m talking about) – dry and flavorless. No, the pork that gets stocked at my home is Berkshire pork.
Let me tell you a little bit about pasture raised Berkshire pork if you aren’t familiar with it. Berkshire pigs are farm raised in Virginia and are a breed that’s full of heavily marbled fat and a gorgeous pink hue. In this case, fat is not bad; fat = flavor, fat = juiciness, fat is good. It’s your friend!
Perhaps you’ve seen the name on a restaurant near you or in a magazine article – where you can’t find it is in your local grocery store. That doesn’t mean you can’t be deprived of all things delicious and piggy! The folks at Sproutfield have developed relationships with the local farmers of Berkshire pork to deliver this incredible pasture raised meat right to your home. Next time you claim you aren’t a pork fan, try this. I promise, it’ll change your mind.
Plus, they carry everything you need, from sausage, to bacon, to pork chops and boston butt for pulled pork.
Like I said, there’s always some sort of pork product ready to go at home and dinner can get on the table quickly with this sweet potato gnocchi, sausage and cauliflower crumble. I love how the sweetness of the gnocchi plays off the spiciness from the sausage and the crispy bite from your roasted cauliflower.
Plus, save yourself some time and pickup store bought gnocchi. If you can’t find sweet potato, butternut squash or regular potato gnocchi will work just fine. Of course, I don’t blame you if you want to make your own gnocchi but that 30 minute dinner will now be a 2 hour one.
- 8 ounces loose Berkshire sausage meat or 2-3 Berkshire sausage links, casings removed
- 1 - 16 ounce package sweet potato gnocchi
- 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
- avocado or grapeseed oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- kosher salt
- fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cauliflower in an even layer and drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil across and season with salt. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender and the florets are brown and crisp.
- In a non-stick skillet over medium heat drizzle 2 teaspoons of oil and break the sausage up into small pieces. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink throughout and browned, about 15 minutes. In the last few minutes add the red pepper flakes. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the gnocchi for two minutes, removing the cooked gnocchi with a slotted spoon.
- Melt the butter in the skillet that contained the sausage and place the gnocchi and leaves of thyme removed from 3 sprigs. Brown the gnocchi in the skillet 3-4 minutes per side.
- Add the sausage back in along with the roasted cauliflower and mix to combine.
- Serve with a sprinkling of grated parmigiano reggiano cheese on top.
- Serves 4
Ah that looks delicious! I made sweet potato gnocchi from scratch once, it was amazing. This preparation sounds like a great use for the pasta 🙂
I love making sweet potato gnocchi and another is carrot gnocchi. so good. This is a delicious recipe.
I adore sweet potato gnocchi and it sounds even better paired with sausage and cauliflower. What a fantastic dish!
WOW! That looks fantastic! Those flavors are amazing. Also? I loooove it when FAT is my friend!! Kudos to Sproutfield and the farmers of Berkshire!
This looks amazing! Yum!
Oh my gosh what fantastic flavors! Yum!
This looks so inviting! #comfortfood ~ Love Gnocchi!
I eat avocados regularly but never used the oil of it. Must get me some, cause this sounds delicious!
I switched to avocado oil awhile back. It’s a great neutral oil that does well with high heat cooking. Definitely my new favorite cooking oil.
This meal looks fantastic – so many great flavors and that pork sausage looks amazing!
Quick and easy – my kind of meal!! Looks so full of flavor.
Love all the flavours you’ve combined in this pasta… it’s right up my alley. My local fancypants butcher makes a really nice Berkshire pork sausage with lots of fennel that would be perfect for this dish!
I adore gnocchi (like, a lot) – but can you believe I’ve never tried sweet potato gnocchi? I either need to find a package pronto, or make some myself stat! This is totally my kind of meal, I love that sausage and cauliflower combo.
This is totally something I would order in a heartbeat if I saw it on a restaurant menu. Sausage . . .gnocchi . . cheese. Yes, yes, and yes please!
I never met a piece of pork I didn’t like and I’m down with pasture raised pork situations. I’ve never made gnocchi and I really need to put aside my fears and do it. This dish looks like the perfect way to start.
I’ve been on a massive cauliflower kick lately. This recipe looks so good!
Now this is what I call comfort food! I love everything about the flavors and textures you’ve combined here.
I love me some sweet potato gnocchi. I like it even more when you throw in sausage…yum!
Omg Susan this is wicked awesome. I love this. Why don’t we live closer? That’s just wrong. Then I could swing by and eat all your food.
I have a serious weakness when it comes to gnocchi. Love this sweet potato version!
We eat gnocchi like crazy around here – this looks amazing!!
This is my kind of dinner! I am adding this to the must-try soon list!
This looks like a perfect winter comfort food…so delicious!
I LOVE sweet potato gnocchi and this looks incredible! The cauli, sausage, and parm sound like the perfect accompaniments.
This is my idea of comfort food! I can’t wait to try!