Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
sheet pan chicken sausage, vegetable, and gnocchi recipe in a bowl

Simplify supper with a single sheet pan! Whether your schedule is jam-packed or you just don’t feel like making a mess with a ton of dishes, sheet pan dinner recipes are the perfect easy eating solution. They’re also very versatile, so you can combine your favorite ingredients for a family meal that everyone will love! Create an entire healthy feast on one pan with this simple and satisfying Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi recipe!

To make this hearty, homestyle meal, get started by preheating your oven to 450 degrees and prep a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Prep your main components by slicing up some chicken sausage and cutting red onions into one-inch chunks. You will also need to slice up some cremini mushrooms and cut the green beans in half. Place all of these ingredients onto a sheet pan along with some pre-made whole wheat gnocchi. Top them with a drizzle of olive oil, season with pepper and mix well to ensure all of the ingredients are evenly coated. Finish the pan off with fresh thyme sprigs before throwing the whole thing in the oven.

sheet pan chicken sausage, vegetable and gnocchi recipe in a bowlBake this easy sausage dinner for 25 minutes, making sure to stir halfway through the cooking time. Once it’s finished cooking, sprinkle the entire pan with some shredded parmesan cheese before serving. It’s that easy!

One serving of this Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi clocks in at 246 calories. It counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, one Extra and one Vegetable on the Nutrisystem program.

Since you will only have one pan to clean up after preparing this dinner, you’ll have some extra time to log your meal in the NuMi app! By simply keeping track of your food intake throughout the day, you can increase your chances of losing weight and staying on track with your meal plan.

Healthy Hacks and Substitutions

While we use chicken sausage in this sheet pan recipe, you can easily swap in a beef, turkey or pork sausage if you’d like! You can also mix up the vegetables that you use with other non-starchy options that you enjoy. For example, sliced zucchini, cherry tomatoes or broccoli would be delicious and nutritious additions.

Can’t find whole wheat gnocchi? Try it with a different SmartCarb, such as baby potatoes or chunks of sweet potatoes! You could even serve the dish over whole wheat pasta, brown rice of quinoa for extra variety.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 246

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


  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat gnocchi
  • 6 oz. chicken sausage, sliced into 1-inch slices
  • ¼ cup red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place gnocchi, sausage, onions, mushrooms and green beans onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and season with pepper. Mix well. Top with thyme sprigs.
  3. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
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