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Kielbasa Gnocchi & Nutty Green Beans

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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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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