Trader Joe's Dinner Hack

Our month of Trader Joe’s hacks continues today with a TJ’s delicacy: sweet potato gnocchi with butter and sage. A while back, a reader named Maddie shared how she turns the frozen package into a delicious family dinner. Here’s the 15-minute “recipe”…

Trader Joe's Dinner Hack

Recipe: Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Spicy Chicken Sausage and Mushrooms

You’ll need:

TJ Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage (optional, just leave out if you’d prefer!)
Olive oil
TJ Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Grape tomatoes
TJ Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Black pepper

Slice mushrooms and sausage, arranging pieces on a skillet in a single, even layer. Add a glug of olive oil and brown everything over medium heat, turning occasionally. Remove from pan.

Make gnocchi in the empty skillet, according to package directions, adding 1 extra tablespoon water to make it saucier (3 tablespoons, total). Add mushrooms, sausage and halved tomatoes to the pan, heating everything through.

Just before serving, toss in a big handful of arugula. Top with Parmesan and black pepper.

Trader Joe's Dinner Hack

Weeknight dinner, solved. Thanks for the idea, Maddie!

What Trader Joe’s hacks do you have?

P.S. A Trader Joe’s breakfast hack, and more Trader Joe’s meals.
P.P.S. These aren’t sponsored, we just really love TJ’s!

(Photos by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo. This series is edited by Stella Blackmon. )