Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Mini Chicken Sausage Meatballs with Gnocchi and Tomato Sauce


This is really a tasty recipe, I have introduced it to many friends, because once they tasted it, they always ask me for this recipe!













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 pound pasta, gnocchi
1 ½ pound chicken
1 tablespoon seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/3 palm full
¼ cup tomatoes
tender sun dried
20 each basil
leaves fresh, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
plus some to drizzle
1 medium onions
finely chopped
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
28 ounces tomatoes
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 x Parmesan cheese


Bring a pot of water to boil for gnocchi.

Season the water with salt, add gnocchi and cook according to package directions.

Place chicken in a medium bowl with grill seasoning and add the fennel seeds.

Pile sun-dried tomatoes on top of each other in small stacks then slice into thin strips.

Coarsely chop the thin strips and add to bowl.

Stack 10 basil leaves together then roll them up into a log.

Shred the basil by thinly slicing the log.

Add basil to the bowl. Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over the chicken, mix meat together and roll into mini balls, 1½ inches across, and arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degree F for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm and lightly golden.

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.

Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, the onions and crushed red pepper flakes.

Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the tomatoes and sauce and season with salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat.

Stir in the remaining 10 leaves of basil, whole or torn.

Drain gnocchi and remove balls from oven.

Toss gnocchi and meat balls with sauce and serve with grated cheese to pass at table.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review




Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 430g (15.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44440% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 104g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


The Healthy Recipe

Health and nutrition news that’s easy to digest…
Grilled Low-fat chicken breast with mash and green beans

Chickens are better bred and better fed, recent study shows

A recent study conducted about chicken meat in Australia revealed some astonishing results.

Home-made chicken fingers, lower fat and sodium than take-out

Take out chicken, too much of a good thing?

Recent report shows you may want to stop eating take-out chicken and replace it with your own home-cooked chicken recipes.

Grilled Low-fat skinless chicken breast with grilled vegetables

Low-Fat Chicken Recipes Benefit Health and Speed Weight Loss

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a century-long record of meat consumption reveals that within the past decade, chicken and beef are now available to consumers in almost equal quantity.

Plate of colorful fresh, juicy sliced Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes are a Hot Item this year

Heirloom tomatoes are a hot item at an Old Town farmer’s market in Palm Springs, California, reports the La Quinta Sun.

Chicken Udon Noodle Soup

Is it the Chicken or the Soup?

Recent study of home-made chicken soup investigates this winter cold home remedy.  Enjoying a steaming bowl of chicken soup can make a medical difference in the severity of the common cold!

Grilled Low-fat chicken breast with mash and green beans

Don’t get cheated: Water-chilled chicken breasts, the added salt and water are free!

During water-chilling, the traditional method for preparing chicken for market, multiple chickens are soaked in water and injected with a salted water solution to increase its weight.

Brown Chicken Egg and Egg Shell

Invasion of the Backyard Chicken

As Americans begin to focus more and more on making sustainable food choices and the impact that they are having on the environment, some are choosing to keep chickens in their own backyards…even in the city!

More breaking news


Founded in 1996.

© 2022 Sean Wenzel & Infinite Networks Inc. All rights reserved.
171A Rink Street, Suite 148, Peterborough, ON, CA K9J 2J6 +1.888.959.4335


Live Feed