Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce


Try our recipe for Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce for a gourmet vegetarian Italian dinner. The flavor of the mushroom and white wine blend together in the sauce for this easy gnocchi recipe for a dish worth savoring.

Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 1 mins


  • 2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms

  • Boiling water

  • cup thinly sliced leek (1 medium)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ pound fresh portobello* and/or button mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 pound fresh cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • ¾ cup Chardonnay or other dry white wine

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 2 16-17 ounce packages shelf-stable potato gnocchi


  1. Soak dried mushrooms in enough boiling water to cover about 15 minutes or until soft. Drain, discarding liquid. Squeeze mushrooms to remove additional liquid.

    Meanwhile, for mushroom sauce:

  2. In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, cook and stir leek and garlic in hot butter over medium heat for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove leek mixture. Add oil to Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat. Add porcini mushrooms, portobello and/or button mushrooms, and cremini mushrooms. Cook about 15 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned and liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together cream and flour; stir into mushroom mixture. Cook and stir until thickened. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in leek mixture and parsley.

  4. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions. Serve gnocchi with mushroom sauce.


For a lighter colored sauce, use a knife or a teaspoon to gently scrape away the gills (the black portions underneath the caps) from the portobello mushrooms before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
20g Fat
78g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 878mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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