I absolutely love mushroom gnocchi. The combination of pillowy-soft potato dumplings and earthy, flavorful mushrooms is simply irresistible. Today, I’m thrilled to share my favorite mushroom gnocchi recipe with you. This dish is perfect for cozy nights in and is sure to impress anyone you serve it to. Let’s dive in!
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 pound mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster), sliced
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh thyme leaves for garnish
First, I start by boiling the potatoes until they’re tender. Then, I peel and rice the potatoes while they’re still hot. Next, I spread the riced potatoes on a baking sheet to cool. Once they’re cool, I gather the potatoes into a mound and create a well in the center. Then, I add the flour, egg, salt, and nutmeg to the well and knead the mixture until a dough forms. I divide the dough into smaller portions and roll each portion into a rope, then cut the rope into bite-sized pieces to form the gnocchi.
While the gnocchi are resting, I sauté the mushrooms in butter and garlic until they’re golden and tender. I boil the gnocchi until they float to the surface, then I transfer them to the skillet with the mushrooms. I toss everything together and season with salt and pepper. Finally, I sprinkle Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme over the top before serving.
I find that the key to making perfect mushroom gnocchi is to take your time and enjoy the process. There’s something truly therapeutic about hand-rolling each gnocchi and watching them cook to perfection. The aroma that fills the kitchen as the mushrooms and garlic sizzle is absolutely mouthwatering.
This mushroom gnocchi recipe has become a staple in my cooking repertoire. It’s a dish that never fails to impress, whether I’m serving it for a special occasion or simply treating myself to a delicious meal. I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as I do!