Aprons Simple Meals

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Need a Meal for Tonight?

Need a Meal for Tonight?

Fall Sausage Ragù with Gnocchi

Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes 8 servings
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– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1/2 cup prediced yellow onions
– 1/2 cup prediced bell peppers
– 1 lb mild Italian chicken (or pork) sausage, casing removed
– 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
– 1 teaspoon pumpkin (or apple) pie spice*
– 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1 (14.5-oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
– 1 cup pumpkin puree
– 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken stock (or broth)
– 16 oz gnocchi pasta


  • Preheat large stockpot on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil, onions, and peppers in pan; cook 2 minutes. Meanwhile, remove sausage casing by cutting almost in half lengthwise (butterfly); turn sausage over and peel casing away (wash hands).
  • Add sausage, both seasonings, red pepper, and salt; brown 3–4 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until no pink remains.
  • Stir in tomatoes, pumpkin, stock, and gnocchi, then cover; reduce heat to medium and simmer 5–6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until hot and gnocchi are tender. Serve.

*NOTE: These spice blends are readily available during the fall months. Other times of the year, you can substitute with garam masala.

Nutrition Information

CALORIES (per 1/8 recipe) 210kcal; FAT 4.50g; SAT FAT 1.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 45mg; SODIUM 970mg; CARB 29g; FIBER 3.00g; SUGARS 4g; PROTEIN 15g; CALC 6%; VIT A 80%; VIT C 15%; IRON 10%

All of our Aprons Simple Meals recipes have a few things in common. They don’t take a lot of time to prepare. They’ve been totally tested, both by pro chefs and regular cooks, so you can be sure they’re accurate, easy to follow, and fabulous.