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Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe is so easy to prepare and cook. While you boil water for the gnocchi you can get started on your sauce which is simply olive oil, onion, mushrooms, salt, pepper and cream.

I love this for dinner when I’m looking for a comfort meal or just something quick but full of flavour.

It definitely works as a mid-week meal and it’s meatless too, but it also works well for dinner parties.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do in our home.




Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe bowl and pan portrait




Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Serves two


220g Swiss Brown or Button Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

200ml cooking cream

400g gnocchi 

1 brown onion (roughly 80g), peeled and thinly sliced

3 – 5 tbsp parmesan or pecorino, finely grated plus extra to serve

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Quality olive oil for frying



Heat a large pot filled with water for the gnocchi


While the water for the gnocchi heats up, heat a medium to large sized frying pan with high sides on medium heat. Once it’s warmed up, add about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When hot, add in the sliced onions


Stir the onions from time to time to prevent browning, and when the onions just start to turn a deep yellow colour and appear soft (about 5 – 6 minutes), add in the sliced mushrooms. Drizzle about a tablespoon of oil over the mushrooms and mix through with the onions. Add in a good pinch of sea salt and cracked pepper (to taste) and stir through. Continue to stir occasionally, and once the mushrooms appear cooked or to have softened (also about 5 – 6 minutes), pour in the cream


Mix the cream through with the mushrooms and onions and turn the heat down to low-medium. Continue to stir the sauce occasionally to prevent a layer of skin forming. The sauce at this stage may appear to be a bit runny, don’t worry it will thicken up a little later when the cheese is added



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As the water for the gnocchi comes to a boil, add the gnocchi and cook as per the instructions on the packet




Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe pan and bowl


The gnocchi should rise up to the surface when ready. As they pop up retrieve them and drain (I use a slotted spoon), and place them in the pan with the creamy sauce. Once all the gnocchi are in the pan, turn the heat up slightly to medium and combine the gnocchi evenly with the creamy sauce. At this point add three tablespoons of the parmesan or pecorino, mix through well, taste and add more cheese if desired



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As soon as you’re happy with the flavour balance, turn off the heat and serve the gnocchi immediately with extra cheese to serve. Buon appetito!


Notes: For extra flavour, add a little fresh or grounded thyme when cooking the mushrooms.