Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Green Beans

This Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Green Beans recipe is a quick, healthy dinner the whole family will love. Ready in 20 minutes and easy to customize with your favorite veggies.

*Originally published Feb 2019. Updated Aug 2023*

Hi friends!

Let’s talk about a super easy 20-minute dinner you can add to your repertoire this week.

Did you know one of the easiest ways to cook gnocchi is…baked on a sheet pan?

It’s true. Gnocchi isn’t just for boiling in water and this Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Green Beans just might become your new favorite dinner. When I first tested it, I made it 4 times in two weeks. And it is so so easy. Literally, all you have to do is spend two minutes slicing up a few chicken sausages and green beans, throw it all on a pan and stick it in the oven.

What vegetables to use for sheet pan gnocchi?

I chose to use green beans but you could easily sub broccoli or even add a few extra veggies. If you’re a tomato fan, I’d suggest tossing some cherry tomatoes on the sheet as well. They burst open and add some juiciness.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi With Sausage

Should I use store-bought gnocchi or frozen gnocchi?

I tested this with both shelf-stable and frozen gnocchi and both worked just fine and there’s no need to change the cooking time. Just be sure to add the green beans halfway through so they don’t get over-roasted and stay crisp-tender.

Should I use potato gnocchi or cauliflower gnocchi?

I would not recommend using cauliflower gnocchi with this recipe. I don’t have much experience with it, but from what I understand, you need to cook it a little differently than regular gnocchi and I’m not sure how well it would work with the sheet pan method.

What sauce for sheet pan gnocchi?

I tried this recipe with a couple of sauces. My favorite was drizzling everything with balsamic vinegar after it was done and sprinkling with parmesan. You could also toss it in some marinara when it comes out of the oven, or serve marinara on the side for dipping. If you want to trend away from the Italian version, try using spicy chicken sausage and top your bowl with some of my spicy green sauce.

How To Make Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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This Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Green Beans recipe is a quick, healthy dinner the whole family will love. Ready in 20 minutes and easy to customize with your favorite veggies.

  • Author: Lindsay



1 pound gnocchi (shelf stable or frozen)
4 fully cooked chicken sausages, sliced
1/2 pound (about 2 cups) green beans, cut to bite-sized pieces
3 Tbsp oil (i use avocado oil)
salt and pepper to taste
optional- sprinkle of oregano or italian seasoning
Balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese, to taste


  1. Put gnocchi and chicken sausage on a large sheet pan. Drizzle with oil and stir until well coated. Sprinke with seasonings.
  2. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove sheet pan and add green beans to the pan. Stir everything and add a little extra oil if desired.
  4. Return to oven for another 10 minutes.
  5. Plate, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with parmesan (or desired sauce) and serve.


You could sub broccoli for green beans or add cherry tomatoes. If using tomatoes, add them to the pan at the beginning.

For additional sauce options, try tossing or dipping in marinara or going with a spicy sausage and adding a spicy green sauce before serving.

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Sheet Pan Gnocchi FAQs

What kind of gnocchi goes into sheet pan gnocchi?

I use traditional potato-based gnocchi for this recipe. Any shelf-stable or frozen brand you can find at your local grocery store should work. I’ve also made it with gluten-free varities – I like this Gluten-Free Gnocchi from DeLallo.

Can I bake gnocchi without boiling it first? {AKA Do you have to boil dried gnocchi?}

Yes you can add this straight from the box onto the sheet pan! You do not need to boil it first. I know it seems weird to think that this pasta-type food will cook in the oven without boiling it in water but I promise it works!

What’s the difference between gnocchi and pasta?

Gnocchi is usually made with mashed potatos, flour and eggs (and sometimes cheese). Pasta is usually made with just flour and water.

Do I need homemade gnocchi or will using shelf stable or store-bought gnocchi work well also?

You do not need homemade gnocchi for this recipe. I always use store-bought. But if you’re looking for a homemade recipe, here are a few to try:

  • Homemade Potato Gnocchi
  • How To Make Gnocchi
  • How To Make Homemade Gnocchi

Would you use hot or sweet Italian sausage?

For this recipe, you need sausage that’s already fully cooked. So if you’re buying traditional italian sausage, you may need to cook it first and then slice it up and put it on the sheet pan. Either hot or sweet would work depending on your preference!

Sheet Pan gnocchi with chicken?

If you wanted to make this with regular chicken, I would probably cook the chicken separately or use leftover chicken and just mix it with the gnocchi and vegetables after they’re cooked.

Looking for more easy sheet pan meals?

Here are a few more of my favorites:

  • Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables
  • Sheet Pan Italian Salmon & Green Beans
  • Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp & Quinoa
  • Sheet Pan Sausage and Smashed Potatoes
  • Sheet Pan BBQ Meatballs

Let me know if you try this Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Green Beans recipe!



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