Gnocchi with Yams, Kale, and Sausage

This is a quick, flavorful dish that provides good carbohydrates along with some protein.


1 pound potato gnocchi 

2 bunches kale (washed, rib removed, and sliced into bite size slices)

2 yams, diced 

1 clove garlic, minced

1 pound italian chicken sausage, sliced

extra virgin olive oil

sea salt and black pepper


Preheat oven to a low setting or turn on warming drawer.  In saute pan (nonstick or brushed with olive oil) saute gnocchi in olive oil until crisp and browned. Season w/ salt and pepper.  Place in oven safe dish and place in oven.  In same pan add more olive oil then brown the sausage.  Add to dish of gnocchi.  Now add garlic, kale, and yams to pan.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until yams are tender.  If pans get dry add a small amount of water (helps soften yams).  When the yams are soft mix with gnocchi and sausage.  Enjoy.