One-Pan Simple Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

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One-Pan Simple Sausage and Sauerkraut with peppers, onions and gnocchi

We’re all looking for simple meals that we can throw together in minutes. One-pan recipes are the key to healthy dinners in a snap! We’ve created a 10-minute meal featuring a classic combination of traditional ingredients that’s easy to prepare (and clean up!). Savory chicken sausage and sauerkraut come together in harmony with a blend of bell peppers, onions and spices. Whole wheat gnocchi also makes an appearance as the satisfying SmartCarb that truly sets this dish apart.

To make this easy one-pan dinner recipe, simply heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Throw in some sliced chicken sausage, chopped onions and peppers, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook the mixture for about five to seven minutes or until peppers and onions are soft. Finally, stir in the sauerkraut and cooked whole wheat gnocchi. Finish cooking for another two minutes or until everything is heated through. 

That’s it! You can’t go wrong with such an easy recipe. It’s also versatile and you can swap in your favorite type of sausage, such as turkey, beef or pork. Sauerkraut also comes in many different flavors! Feel free to also mix in other non-starchy vegetables that you enjoy. It’s a simple one-pan sauerkraut dish that’s easy to customize!

Sauerkraut is considered an unlimited non-starchy Vegetable on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan. Like yogurt, sauerkraut and other fermented foods contain probiotics or “good bacteria” that support a healthy digestive system and enhance your immunity. It’s one of our top eight food picks to support the immune system. Click here to read more! >

One serving of this One-Pan Simple Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe contains 310 calories. You can log it as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, one Extra and one Vegetable in your NuMi app journal. Click here to quickly log this recipe in NuMi! >

Make mealtime easier with our one-pan recipes! Check out some other healthy ideas below:

No time for cooking? No problem! Nutrisystem offers plenty of delicious meals that feature savory sausage. Start your day with our Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin for breakfast. Follow it up with our Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa for lunch, which features a Cajun-inspired Andouille chicken sausage. Finally, choose from our selection of delicious sausage dinners: Italian-Style Sausage And Peppers, Supreme Pizza Bowl, Mac And Cheese With Turkey Sausage and Italian Sausage And Turkey Pepperoni Pizza are all smart, satisfying and super delicious!

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 310

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 1 Vegetable


  • 8 oz. chicken sausage, sliced into ¼” pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 cups whole wheat gnocchi, cooked


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add sausage, onion, peppers, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Stir in sauerkraut and cooked gnocchi. Cook for another 2 minutes until heated through.
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