Searching for some dinner time inspiration? If you're fancying a change to your weekly pasta dish, why not try this delicious gnocchi! This plateful is outrageously satisfying after a busy day!

Smoky Chicken Chilli Gnocchi with Kale & Green Bean Salad

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Serves 4


For the Gnocchi

10 HECK Smoky Paprika chipolatas

400g of ready to cook gnocchi

1 red chilli, deseeded & finely diced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tsp of fennel seeds

1/2 tsp of smoked paprika

525g of passata

100ml of red wine

1 tsp of white sugar

sea salt

black pepper 

olive oil

low-fat crème fraiche


For the Salad

300g pack of fine green beans

200g of kale

20ml of cider vinegar

15ml of light olive oil

20g toasted flaked almonds

25g smoked pancetta


  • Fill 1 large pan with water and place onto a high heat until it comes up to the boil.
  • Meanwhile, squeeze the sausage meat out of the sausages and add them to a large pan with a touch of olive oil and brown off the sausage meat.
  • Add the garlic, chilli, paprika, and fennel. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes making sure not to burn your garlic. Add the red wine. When the wine has evaporated, add the passata and sugar. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer.
  • In a separate frying pan, add the pancetta and cook on a low heat until golden. Remove pancetta from the pan then add the almonds and cook till they are toasted. Turn hob off and set to one side.
  • By this time your water should be boiling. Add the kale and green beans to the water and boil for 4 mins.
  • As the veg is cooking, in a large serving bowl, add the extra virgin olive oil and cider vinegar.
  • Using a draining spoon, remove the veg from the pan making sure you keep the water as this can be used for your gnocchi. Add the veg to the bowl with the oil and cider vinegar and toss, then scatter the pancetta almonds over the top of your greens, this is now ready.
  • Add your gnocchi to the water and cook until it floats. This should take about 2 minutes. Drain, then add the gnocchi to the meat mix.

To serve

  • On one half of the plate scatter the dressed vegetables.
  • On the other half spoon on the smoky mix and gnocchi.
  • Place a dollop of crème fraiche over the sausage mix and serve.


This recipe uses Smoky Paprika Chicken chipolatas but works equally well with our other chicken varieties!

Nutritional Info

Serving Size: 484g

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 438

Total Fat: 14.24g

Saturates: 2.38g

Sugars: 8.79g

Salt: 3.04g



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