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Kielbasa Gnocchi & Nutty Green Beans

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2021)

It will be impossible to look at Gnocchi the same after creating this effortless combination of flavors. Be sure to put this on the list of go-to dinner ideas.

Kielbasa Gnocchi & Nutty Green Beans

Kielbasa Gnocchi & Nutty Green Beans

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 (16 oz.) package gnocchi, cooked according to package directions
  • 12 ounces pork kielbasa, sliced into ½” rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch (6 cups) baby kale, tough stems removed, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar low-sodium pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place pecans in single layer on baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Stir, return to oven and bake 3 minutes, or until pecans are slightly browned and aromatic. Remove from oven and let cool. Toss with green beans.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add kielbasa and cook 3-4 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
  4. Return skillet to heat; add peppers and onion, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add kale, tomato and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender and tomato juices have reduced. Turn heat to medium-low; add pasta sauce and heat.
  5. Mix gnocchi with pasta sauce and top with kielbasa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 33.5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 757mgCarbohydrates: 84.89gFiber: 15.85gProtein: 22.44g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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