Gnocchi, Chicken Sausage and Asparagus


  • 1 package of gnocchi
  • 1 package Trader Joe’s Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage, sliced
  • 1.5T salted butter*
  • 2 cubes of frozen garlic or 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • 85g chopped onion
  • 1lb asparagus, cut – ends discarded
  • 130g kale
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • seasoning mix**

*I was extra fancy and used European salted butter. Highly recommend it since the butter taste plays a big role in this recipe.

**I used McCormick’s salad supreme which contains cheese(!!!), salt, sesame seed, paprika, poppy seed, celery seed and garlic. Another seasoning mix with paprika also work well.


  1. Prepare gnocchi as directed on package.
  2. Drain and save a bit of the water.
  3. Melt butter in skillet.
  4. Once the butter is melted, add garlic and onions and cook until nice and fragrant.
  5. Next, add the asparagus and cook until it starts to soften.
  6. Now add kale a small handful of kale. As it wilts and creates more room in the pan, add more kale. If the kale isn’t wilting, add a bit of the saved gnocchi water.
  7. Add chicken sausage and cook until hot.
  8. Finally, stir in the gnocchi.
  9. Sprinkle a few shakes of black pepper, red pepper flakes and your seasoning mix. Taste and add more seasoning as necessary.

Calories: 454
Carbs: 55
Fat: 13
Protein: 28
Fiber: 6
Sugar: 6

*Serves 4


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