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Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan

This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

So, do you fall in the pro-mushrooms or anti-mushrooms camp?

In my experience entertaining and cooking for people for years, most people tend to passionately fall in one camp or the other. Which means that I rarely find myself cooking mushrooms when people are coming over, just to be safe. But when it’s just me — or me and Barclay (thankfully I’m dating pro-!) — eating dinner together, I find myself tossing mushrooms into a recipe as often as possible. Can’t get enough of ’em!

That said, for the first twenty years of my life, my mom will be the first to tell you that I was firmly in the anti-fungii camp. Whenever she would try and cook recipes with a can of cream of mushroom soup, I would dissect my plate for the entire first half of the meal, trying to pick out those microscopic mushrooms. And of course, I wouldn’t even come near any dish where mushrooms were left whole and easy to spot. No way, Jose.

But I still remember — yes, of all the moments in life, weirdly this memory stuck with me — that all changed one night at Chili’s. I had just moved to Kansas City after college, and was out with friends for a late dinner after church, and a friend had ordered some steak fajitas. Knowing how much I love steak, she offered me a few bites, and I reached over and picked up a piece of steak with my fork. But once I took a bite, I realized it was definitely not steak, and instead was the biggest bite of a portobello mushroom I’d ever had in my life. And — much to my surprise — I loved it!!!

Ever since that night, I’ve been very happily in the pro- camp, happily taste-testing any new mushroom I come across. And I love tossing as many of them into a dish as I can — like in this tasty gnocchi recipe! I decided to go the “descriptive” route and name it Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan. But let’s be real, this is totally a Mushroom Lovers’ Gnocchi. 🙂

This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

I randomly came up with this one awhile back when I was craving mushrooms galore, and wanted something hearty besides pasta. I always keep a few boxes of gnocchi in the pantry, so I grabbed one of those, and decided to make something happen.This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

Well, first, I took a quick walk down to our enormous Asian market in my neighborhood to grab some mushrooms. They always have about 10 different kinds for sale, which I love experimenting with. But for this recipe, I kept it simple and just picked up a carton of shiitakes and baby bellas. (Feel free to use whichever a mix of any kinds you like, though!)

This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

Then I sauteed them with some butter while the gnocchi cooked. Then added the gnocchi and lots of garlic to the pan and sauteed it until it got nice and toasted and browned. Then came some white wine, then some basil, then some Parmesan, and…This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

…voila! This delicious dish was the result.

It only took about 20 minutes to make, it’s wonderfully rich and hearty (trust me, you meat-eaters won’t miss a thing!), and it’s full of the most delicious, rich, fresh, savory flavors. I loved it so much I made a second batch later that week, just to “test” it — and by that, I mean eat so much of it — one more time. And it’s definitely a winner.

This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

So if you are pro-mushrooms and love them as much as I do, I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try. Enjoy, friends!


Yield: 4 servings

Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan


This recipe for Toasted Gnocchi with Mushroom, Basil and Parmesan is quick and easy to make, nice and hearty, and full of rich and delicious flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (uncooked) potato gnocchi*, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 ounces baby bella or white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup julienned or roughly-chopped fresh basil leaves, loosely-packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

Directions:

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions in a large stockpot of salted boiling water. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, as the gnocchi is cooking, melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft and slightly browned. Then add in the cooked gnocchi and garlic and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and the gnocchi is lightly toasted and browned around the edges.

  3. Carefully add in the wine, and give the mixture a good stir. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the wine has reduced by half.

  4. Remove pan from the heat, stir in the fresh basil and Parmesan until combined.

  5. Serve immediately, garnished with extra Parmesan if desired.

*If you’d like to make this recipe gluten-free, be sure to use cook or purchase GF gnocchi.

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31 Comments

  • Looks delicious! In France, the pro-mushroom camp is very big.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:01 am
    Thanks! We hope you can give this a try soon (and yes, another reason to love France)! 🙂


  • I’ve been wondering what to do with my leftover mushrooms. Perfect timing!
    Thanks,
    Kiersten

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:07 am
    Awesome! We hope you love this as much as we did!


  • What is your preferred store bought gnocchi?

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:12 am
    Hi Nora! We love DeLallo’s gnocchi, if you can find it! 🙂


  • Hi Ali! Yum! I’m definitely pro-fungi :)) Always have been always will be – I was the weird kid that wanted mushroom pizza. These days I will grill some up with olive oil spray since we are all low fat in our house these days (love them grilled with butter tho!) and serve them as a side. Happy to note that all in our family like mushis. This recipe sounds incredible. I haven’t had gnocchi in years. Sounds like a decadent, killer combo. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:13 am
    Yay! We think you’ll love this then! And yes, mushrooms grilled with butter — we totally feel the same way! 🙂


  • Looks and sounds amazing!!!  Mushrooms are the perfect meat substitute!  I’ll let ya know how mine turns out!  TFS!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:16 am
    Thanks Tanja! And yes, we totally agree! We hope you enjoy this! 🙂


  • This recipe looks and sounds POSITIVELY DELICIOUS! My mouth was watering, just reading it! Can’t wait to try this.
    Beth

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 25th, 2016 @ 8:16 am
    Thank you, Beth! We hope you love it!


  • I’m not much of a mushroom person but my spouse is. Still, I think this would be great with a substitute thrown in there for my sake. hah. On another note though I had a similar situation where I used to not want anything to do with avocado. Then one day I tried it and it all changed! Now I love it!
    Bowden

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 26th, 2016 @ 9:03 am
    Thanks Harry — feel free to add any other veggie you like in this (and maybe you’ll love mushrooms one of these days)! 😀


  • I made this meal for dinner tonight and it was so good. My husband and I almost ate the whole thing. I did use chicken broth as I
    didn’t have any white wine.. I will make this again.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 30th, 2016 @ 7:45 am
    We’re so glad you and your husband enjoyed it, Martha!


  • Hi Ali,
    it looks amazing.
    Want to make this today for lunch.
    Have some oyster mushrooms left from yesterday. Can they be used also? Thank you.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 30th, 2016 @ 7:41 am
    Thanks, Vesna — we hope you enjoy this! And yes, you could definitely use oyster mushrooms! 🙂


  • Just wanted to tell that I made this yesterday and it was truly amazing lunch…for me this is everything you would want in one meal…Husband and son loved it…thank you

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 31st, 2016 @ 8:03 pm
    Thanks for sharing with us, Vesna! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed it!


  • Made this last night. Absolutely fantastic! Whole family was fighting over it. And it was truly fast – often recipes promise “30-min or less” but really take me longer. Thank you!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 1st, 2016 @ 1:11 pm
    Thanks for sharing with us, Lori! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed it!


  • Can you use stock instead of white wine ?

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 5th, 2016 @ 3:05 pm
    Yes, definitely!


  • just tried the recipe. did not comsume any time really, tasted absolutely delicious! will keep it in my “let’s cook this again”-book. thank you 🙂

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 7th, 2016 @ 7:59 am
    We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Sarah!


  • i’m a big fan of mushroom, too . that’s why my family eats mushrooms and anything made from it every 3days xD
    last week i read this post and tried to do it. my kids really loved it, they wanted more and more…
    i must say this is a really nice recipe. thanks for sharing, Ali. this evening i’ll make it again but i want to try gin instead of white wine. would you please if there’s a change in your recipe?

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 13th, 2016 @ 9:52 am
    Hi Pat! We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe! We haven’t tried this with gin though, so we can’t say how that would turn out. We would probably opt for vodka before trying gin. If you try it though, definitely let us know how it turns out!


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