I have always wanted to try a one skillet meal, so when I found this recipe over at Chelsea’s Messy Apron I decided to give it a shot! It ended up being a two pot meal for me since my skillet isn’t oven safe, but it was still super simple and easy to clean up! {I am actually eating leftovers as I write this}

If there is one thing I would change it would be to add a little Cajun seasoning. Only because I love Cajun seasoning. Even though this dish is already packed with flavor it could easily be tweaked to your liking.

Prep Time: 10min    Cook Time: 20 min    Total Time: 30 min


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (I only used 1 clove)
  • 1 medium  sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 package (13 ounces) Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken broth (I used Chicken Broth)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, optional
  • Seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 package (16 ounces) gnocchi
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (4-5 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: fresh parsley


  1. Move a rack in your oven to the upper third of the oven and then preheat to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large oven-safe skillet, over medium-high heat, pour in the olive oil. If your Skillet isn’t oven safe, you can use a medium sized baking dish.
  3. Add in the chopped onion and stir until the onion is transparent — about 4 minutes. Add in the garlic and stir for another 30 seconds.
  4. Slice up the turkey sausage and add to the skillet. Cook over high heat until lightly browned about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add in the water or broth, un-drained Italian diced tomatoes, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, paprika, seasoned salt and pepper, (any other seasonings you want to add) rinsed, drained, and dried white beans, and uncooked gnocchi. Stir until everything is well combined. Gently stir in the spinach and make sure it’s covered with liquid.img_9198
  6. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and place in the oven. (If your skillet is not oven safe transfer all ingredients to oven safe dish)img_9199
  7. Bake for 17-22 minutes. If desired, turn on the broiler and then broil for another 2-3 minutes for a delicious crispy gnocchi.img_9202
  8. Remove from the heat, top with additional salt, pepper, and some chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy immediately.img_9203If you try out this delicious dish be sure to let me know what you think!