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Sausage, Kale and gnocchi Family Pot

Serve up this delicious single-pot of sausage, kale and gnocchi in just 20 minutes, with just five minutes prep. Midweek suppers never got so easy – or tasty!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 pork sausages
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • 500g fresh gnocchi
  • 500ml chicken stock (fresh if you can get it)
  • 100g chopped kale
  • 40g parmesan, finely grated



Heat the oil in a large high-sided frying pan over a medium heat. Squeeze the sausages straight from their skins into the pan, then use the back of a wooden spoon to break the meat up. Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and fennel seeds, if using, then fry until the sausage meat is crisp around the edges. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.


Tip the gnocchi into the pan, fry for a minute or so, then pour in the chicken stock. Once bubbling, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3 mins, then stir in the kale. Cook for 2 mins more or until the gnocchi is tender and the kale has wilted. Stir in the parmesan, then season with black pepper and scatter the crisp sausage-meat over the top.

Thanks to BBC Good Food for this recipe.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Healing

Nature: Warming

Organ:  Spleen, Lungs & Kidney

Cultivates Qi, Nourishes Blood and Essence

This warming dish consolidates Essence, boosts Immunity, Strengthens the Spleen & Kidney, Strengthens DNA, Supports the Digestive System and Stops cough. It is perfect in Autumn/Fall/Winter when we are susceptible to cold. Always serve hot and with hot food, but not spicy. Peach: Nourish Yin, Promote the Smooth Flow of Qi, Regulate Blood circulation, Disperse Cold

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.
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