This satisfying weeknight dinner comes together in just 30 minutes, thanks to quick-cooking ingredients like fresh tomatoes, sausage, zucchini and store bought gnocchi. After cooking in a skillet, the flavors are enhanced with prepared pesto and fresh basil before hitting the serving bowl. 

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2021

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Credit: Linda Xiao

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Heat a large straight-sided skillet over medium-high. Swirl in oil, then add sausage and cook, breaking up pieces with a wooden spoon, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until they start to break down and release their juices, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, cook gnocchi in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain. Transfer gnocchi to skillet and toss to coat, adding pasta water as needed to create a silky sauce. Season to taste. Stir in pesto, sprinkle with basil, and serve immediately.

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