2sausage of your choicewe use Applegate chicken sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
Parmesan cheese for toppingoptional - skip or use vegan parm for vegan version
Parsley or other fresh chopped herbs
Drizzle of olive oil
Two large rimmed baking sheets
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set out two large baking sheets. Divide the gnocchi, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes evenly between the two sheets. Add the veggie sausage to one side and the meaty sausage to the other side. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil each. Over each side, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss until gnocchi, sausage, and veggies are evenly coated and the spices and oil distributed. Spread out in a single layer on the cookie sheets to help ensure even roasting and lots of golden browned bits.
Place in oven. Bake until gnocchi and veggies are beginning to take on some color, 15-20 minutes. Remove, stir, and redistribute in an even layer, and cook until there are more golden bits, the sausage is sizzling, and the veggies are tender, 5-10 more minutes.
Remove from oven and garnish with parsley and any other fresh herbs if desired.
Make sure the gnocchi you're choosing is vegan (some has eggs or dairy). I like DeCecco Potato Gnocchi.
If you only have one kind of sausage:
If you're making a meaty sausage only version or the veggie sausage only version, you'll still want to use two sheet pans so that the veggies, gnocchi, and sausage have enough space to cook well.
If you'd like to go sausage-free:
If you'd like to leave the sausage out completely, go for it! This one is still plenty delicious with just the gnocchi and veggies. I'd stick with two sheet pans though just to make sure everything has enough space to become golden brown and delicious.