5 from 2 votes
Sausage Leek Ragu Gnocchi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Sausage Leek Ragu Gnocchi makes for the perfect rich and flavourful comfort food. The sausage and leek ragu sauce is slowly cooked until thick and hearty served with soft and fluffy potato gnocchi. Melt-in-your mouth delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 524 kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb Italian sausage mild, casings removed
  • 1 large leek chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 lb potato gnocchi
  1. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. It should take about 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add the leeks, thyme, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and stir. Cook for another 3 minutes until leeks soften.

  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil then simmer for about 20 minutes until the sauce thickens and reduces. There should be no liquid left, it should be a nice thick sauce.

  4. While the sauce is reducing, cook the gnocchi according to package instructions.

  5. Add the gnocchi to the sauce and stir. Serve while warm, and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese, if preferred.

Recipe Notes

This ragu will work with other types of pastas as well. If you use another type of pasta, reduce the ragu slightly less so that the sauce will cling to the pasta.


Leeks have a mild onion flavor. They can be substituted with green onions (scallions) or white onions.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.