This sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and vegetables is a full meal on one convenient tray. Made for under $10 and in under 30 minutes start to finish this is one dinner option you'll look forward to.
This gnocchi sheet pan dinner is made in just a matter of minutes you get the best dish to serve up to the family (and it's packed with colorful veggies!)
This recipe is super easy to make and always a huge hit with the family. It's got wonderful summer vibes but it's honestly great any time of the year. Gnocchi with sausage and vegetables is sure to be a regular dish on your menu plan.
Sheet pan meals with veggies, like this one and my Sheet Pan Chicken, Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes are always great meals.
Why This Recipe Works
- It's quick. With less than 30 minutes on the clock you can have a tasty meal in minutes. From prep to table, this dish is perfect for a fast mal on those busy nights.
- It's simple. Just wash your sausage and veggies, slice and mix with seasonings before baking. We won't need many items to make this sheet pan meal, and you can toss it all together on the pan before baking.
- It's cheap. Even with food inflation prices, garden fresh veggies and sausages seem to remain frugal options for the table (so long as the veggies ae in-season). Made with basic seasonings, we calculated this recipe to cost less than $10.
Cherry tomatoes- Use red cherry tomatoes or colorful grape tomatoes, either way, they'll add color and tangy goodness to the meal.
Summer squash- You will want to use a combination of yellow squash and zucchini so that you get delicious seasonal flavors and some colorful variety.
Onion- Adding in onion really helps to bring in more flavors.
Minced garlic- Use fresh or jarred minced garlic to elevate the flavors well.
Seasonings- You will need salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes to maximize flavor in this dish.
Smoked turkey sausage- We like to use smoked sausage, but you can use kielbasa or other sausages instead.
Olive oil- This will help to coat the veggies so that the seasonings adhere to them and it helps to have the veggies get evenly cooked.
Potato gnocchi- We get our gnocchi from Dollar Tree, so it's pretty cheap. That said you can use any gnocchi variety or brand based on what you'd like.
For specific quantities, see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and vegetables with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
Slice your zucchini and yellow squash into ¼ inch thick rounds and then slice each one in half.
Place the zucchini, yellow squash, gnocchi, turkey sausage, and onion onto the baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Top with minced garlic and seasonings.
Toss everything together to coat it well. Spread the mixture out evenly into a single layer on the pan.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
While it's baking, slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle on the cherry tomatoes. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy.
If desired you can omit the sausage or swap it out for another variety of similar style meat. I used a long link of smoked turkey sausage from Walmart but other flavors or meats like pork or chicken could work just as well.
I do not recommend swapping out the cherry tomatoes for small cut Roma tomatoes or other big tomato varieties because they won't hold up as well in the baking process due to the excess moisture. You can however use grape tomatoes or another small tomato variety.
This crispy sheet pan gnocchi would be great with some added bell peppers, thinly sliced like the onions. My family isn't a big fan of bell peppers so I omitted them but the flavors here would be great for green or red peppers. You'll want about ½ of one if you plan to use them.
Sweet potato or butternut squash cut into about 1-inch sized cubes can be added to this recipe as well. Use about 1 cup of either one and make sure to add it in the beginning so that the pieces can be well coated in oil and seasonings.
🍴 Recipe Tips
The red pepper added to this recipe will give it a kick. If you do not like spicy foods, please omit this. If you like your food spicy, try it and adjust by adding more or less to your own tastes the next time.
I originally used ¼ teaspoon of it for this recipe but my kids and husband agreed that it was too much of a kick so I scaled it back to a pinch (⅛ teaspoon).
While you could microwave this dish to get it warmed up quickly, you will lose out on some of that added crispness from cooking it on the stove or in the oven. I suggest cooking leftovers in a large skillet with just a teaspoon or so of olive oil to prevent sticking. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
The leftovers from this dish can be saved in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just reheat when ready to eat.
I purchase my gnocchi from the local dollar tree because I find that the containers are the same price at half the cost of my local grocery store. I almost always keep a package two in the pantry for quick dinners (I use them like dumplings in soups).
First, make sure that the gnocchi you are using is 100% vegan as some often contain dairy or eggs. Next, swap out the turkey sausage for vegan sausage. Then just make and bake as directed.
More great sheet pan meal recipes to check out soon
- Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Sheet Pan French Toast Breakfast
- Sheet Pan Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes
- Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Sheet Pan Gnocchi With Sausage and Vegetables
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ($1.25)
- 1 small/med zucchini ($0.81)
- 1 small/med yellow squash ($0.89)
- ½ cup thinly sliced yellow or white onion ($0.35)
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic ($0.10)
- ½ teaspoon salt ($0.05)
- 13 oz smoked turkey sausage ($2.46)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper ($0.02)
- 3 tablespoon olive oil ($0.39)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning ($0.10)
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes *optional ($0.02)
- 1 pkg (16oz ) potato gnocchi ($1.25)
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- Slice your zucchini and yellow squash into ¼ inch thick rounds and then slice each one in half.
- Place the zucchini, yellow squash, gnocchi, turkey sausage, and onion onto the baking sheet.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Top with minced garlic and seasonings.
- Toss everything together to coat it well. Spread the mixture out evenly into a single layer on the pan.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- While it's baking, slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle on the cherry tomatoes. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy.
- If desired you can omit the sausage or swap it out for another variety of similar style meat. Vegan sausage will also work.
- I do not recommend swapping out the cherry tomatoes for small cut Roma tomatoes or other big tomato varieties because they won't hold up as well in the baking process due to the excess moisture.
- Adding bell peppers (thinly sliced like the onions) would be a great addition. Use ½ a bell pepper.
- Can add up to 1 cup of 1inch diced and peeled butternut squash or sweet potato. Add with everything in the first few steps so they get coated in oil and seasonings.
- Omit or reduce red crushed pepper if you don't want a spicy kick (increase to ¼ teaspoon if you want it spicier).
- I purchase my potato gnocchi from my local Dollar Tree (and have for years) because it's cheap and decent quality.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.
- Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat to maintain some crispness.