Garlic Parmesan Gnocchi Pasta with Mushrooms
This Mushroom Gnocchi in a Parmesan Cream Sauce is packed with flavor and makes a delicious 30 minute meal. Tender gnocchi is tossed with the cheesy cream sauce and sprinkled with sautéed mushrooms. Fast, fresh, and easy to make, this will become a new favorite in your dinner rotation!
I kinda, sorta dislike February. Ok, if I’m being brutally honest, January is my least favorite month, followed by February. Why? Because of the cold and snow, of course!
Since I live near Chicago, you can bet that we haven’t seen the last of the brutal temps yet. But, if I’m trying to look on the bright side, February is one month closer to March, which is closer to April, which means that spring is (hopefully) on its way!
See? I’m allll about positive thinking!
February (and January) also symbolizes everything that’s to come this year. Since it’s often cold and dreary around here, it seems like it can be the most boring of months, with everything ahead of us to still look forward to….spring, summer, warm weather, etc.
But, since I’m trying to “warm” up to February, I thought I would start on a positive note by bring you this Mushroom Gnocchi for 30-Minute Thursday!
If you’re new around here, 30 Minute Thursday happens on the first Thursday of every month and is a delicious day where myself and some of my blogging friends share meals that can be made in just 30 minutes! Sounds pretty good, right?
Believe it or not, this was the first time that I made gnocchi! I know, I’ve been living under a rock. But, it’s not the first time that I’ve eaten it. It’s one of my favorite dishes to order out, so I decided it was time for me to make it myself. And let me tell you, this is a meal-time winner!
Ingredients for Mushroom Gnocchi
This easy gnocchi recipe comes together with a few simple ingredients:
- Potato gnocchi
- Unsalted butter
- Baby bella mushrooms
- Salt and pepper
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- All-purpose flour
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Parsley (optional)
How to Make Mushroom Gnocchi
The garlic Parmesan cream sauce is easy to make and oh man is it good! Chicken broth, a touch of heavy cream, flour, and shredded Parmesan cheese is all it takes. The mushrooms add an extra boost of flavor to this dish, making it extra delicious! Oh, mushrooms, how I love thee.
Here are the basic steps to making this skillet mushroom gnocchi:
- Cook gnocchi pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper then saute them until tender, roughly 5-6 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the broth, cream, and flour. Whisk until smooth, then simmer on low for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add gnocchi then stir to combine.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and add the mushrooms in.
- Season with salt and pepper, if desired, then serve!
If you’re in need of an easy dinner (and who isn’t!), then grab those ingredients and whip up this flavorful and oh-so easy gnocchi with mushroom sauce!
- Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make this into a vegetarian dish.
- Try different types of mushrooms, such as shiitake or trumpet!
- Switch up the cheese by trying Romano or Asagio instead of Parmesan.
What to Serve with Gnocchi
Not sure what to eat with gnocchi? Here are a few of my favorite sides:
- Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
- Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
- Apple Pecan Salad
- Honey Roasted Carrots
Tips for Making Skillet Gnocchi
- Don’t boil the gnocchi too long. Most package directions say between 3-4 minutes, or until the gnocchi starts to float. If you boil the pasta too long, it becomes mushy.
- Be sure to add the shredded Parmesan cheese when the gnocchi is almost done simmering. If you add it too soon, it’ll end up in clumps, instead of being creamy.
- If the sauce is too thick, add about 1/2 tablespoon-2 tablespoons of additional heavy cream to thin out.
Looking for more quick pasta recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
- One Pan Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi
- Skillet Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts
- Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta
Mushroom Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces fresh baby bella mushrooms, , sliced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Salt and pepper, , to taste
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- chopped parsley for garnish, (if desired)
- Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add mushrooms and minced garlic. Saute until tender, for about 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add chicken broth, heavy cream, and flour. Whisk until smooth.
- Simmer on low for about 3-4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add gnocchi and stir to combine.
- Stir in Parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined. Remove from heat.
- Add mushrooms and stir. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
Here’s to an unexpectedly warm February! 😉 Gayle, I feel ya on the frigid weather!! Maine is no picnic right now. Lol. Hopefully we’ll both get some delightfully warm fronts. In the meantime, I’ll be drooling and admiring your delicious gnocchi recipe! Love that you added great tips on preparing this recipe! Hope you have an amazing weekend! xoxo
Oh I hope February is warm, though I just heard the groundhog saw his shadow, so we’ll see! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Demeter!
You are killing it in the pasta department, my friend! I’m a huge fan of gnocchi…Oh my! And this dish looks fabulous! Here’s to a great weekend! xo
Thanks, Annie! Happy weekend to you, too!
Positive thinking for the win! I know what you mean…I don’t like the cold either, but at least the days are getting longer and we are thisclose to Spring. Something to look forward to, right? In the meantime, I would love to curl up with a big bowl of this goodness. I was actually thinking about gnocchi the other day and then this came along. What timing! Love the addition of heavy cream to make this extra rich and tasty and, of course, can’t go wrong with mushrooms! I know you love those and I do too! Pinned, of course. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
Yes! I have noticed the days getting longer, so that definitely makes me happy. Thanks for the gnocchi love and pin, friend…happy weekend to you, too!
At what point do you add the gnocchi? You boil it and set it aside, but it’s never combined again with the remaining ingredients.
Hi Linde! I am SO sorry, I completely left that part out! I’ve updated the recipe directions, but for reference, you would add the gnocchi in after the sauce is thickened, and right before the Parmesan chese. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great day!
Thank you! Looking forward to making this. Thanks for sharing recipe.
You’re very welcome, Linde! I hope you love this!
I’ve never been to Chicago but I’ve always wanted to go! I’ve heard the shopping is amazing, BUT I’ll be sure to never go during the winter!! All I picture is too much wind and snow. 😉 I’ll keep my fingers crossed spring comes soon! Anyways, I STILL get so excited for the first Thursday of the month and y’alls 30 minute Thursday posts! Gnocchi is a serious weakness of mine, so this dish is calling my name!! Love the garlic parmesan combo and those ‘shrooms are just the perfect finishing touch! Pinned! Cheers, Gayle!
Haha yes, never the winter! Actually, the winter has been pretty mild this year (knock on wood) but when it’s colder than the teens, it’s horrible! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Cheyanne! Hope you have a great weekend!
Gosh, I’m such a big fan of garlic and mushrooms! This combo sounds delicious, and it’s a great reminder for me to buy some gnocchi. I don’t do so nearly enough! Great easy idea, Gayle!
Thanks, Blair! I don’t buy gnocchi enough either, so I need to start! 🙂
The rain is getting to me lately, but it’s nothing compared to snow and frigid temps — I feel for you! Curling up with a nice big bowl of this gnocchi would be just the thing on a cold night — this looks just delicious, Gayle!
Luckily, we haven’t gotten much snow since December (knock on wood) but I’m sure it’s still coming! 🙂 Thanks for the gnocchi love, friend!
Yup, the countdown to Spring has officially begun! I know that we still have a pretty good chance of getting a couple big snow storms here in New England. But I like to think that once February hits, it’s kind of an easy ride out to Spring. Or I least that is what I hope for! I love gnocchi AND mushrooms, so this is right up my alley! Yum!
Yes! I like that thinking…same with me! Thanks, Liz!
I’m not a big fan of February either but am hoping this month flies by as quickly as December and January did. Easy 30 minute meals are exactly what we could use more! Love this yummy bowl of comfort – gnocchi, mushrooms and parmesan are the perfect combo!
Me too! Here’s to hoping the winter months fly by. Thanks for the kind words, Kelly!
You need to move to NC!! haha We’ve had SUCH a mild winter for the most part and I’m not complaining (it’s like 65 here today and gorgeous!). But I will admit that I miss snow (I grew up in the northeast). ANYWAY. Loving this gnocchi! I haven’t had gnocchi in far too long!!
Love the sound of your weather, Ashley! If only I could convince my husband to move there… 🙂 Thanks for the gnocchi love!
Yeah, just like you I dislike both January and February 🙂 The weather is terrible! But it will warm up 🙂 Love your 30-minute meals! Can’t wait to try this! Pinned!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Mira! Here’s to hoping we’ll get warm weather soon! 🙂
I have an idea that will make you love January and February, just move to Arizona!! It’s been 70 here lately haha! I kinda miss having a winter though! You know how much I love gnocchi, so I’m really loving this dish! I love a good garlic and parmesan sauce much more than red sauce!
I would LOVE to move to Arizona! If only I could convince my husband! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Izzy!
I have a huuuuuge obsession with gnocchi and this skillet is calling my name! Basically all my favorite things are loaded into one pan so I’m a happy camper! Perfect weekend food!
Thanks, Sarah! Gnocchi is the best!
I actually don’t mind January and February.. I think it’s because of how boring they can be! I like to have these calm months since the rest of the year can be so crazy. March is definitely my least favorite month.. we always seem to get snowstorms in March and at that point in the year I’m SO ready for winter to be over! Anyway, this gnocchi looks perfect Gayle! What a perfect (and quick!) way to warm up 🙂
March can definitely be full of bad weather, too! Thanks for the kind words, Keri!
I hate this cold too, but you are right February means we are little closer to spring! Love this meal, it’s easy and delicious!
Oh my god. This is EVERYTHING to me right now. Cheese and mushrooms, I mean, you could smother cardboard with cheese and mushrooms and I’d eat and love it. But this perfect gnocchi!?! I love you.
Haha my thoughts exactly…cheese and mushrooms are the best!
This scrumptious gnocchi looks like the perfect thing to warm you up in this cold February weather! Looks soooo delicious – I wish I had a plate in front of me.
I agree! February is starting to feel like there is a light at the end of a still long tunnel — but at least there is hope! I definitely need more gnocchi in my life in the meantime. Get in all that comfort food before bikini season!
Yes! Let’s hope that spring comes sooner rather than later!
This is the ultimate comfort food, Gayle! Between the cream sauce, gnocchi and mushrooms, I would happily devour a big plate of this! It’s even better that it’s so easy to make!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Kristine!
Yeah, I’m with you on February. Good thing it’s a short month, right? I’m so ready for spring! This gnocchi looks absolutely perfect for cold weather…I’m craving comfort food big time these days and it looks amazing!
Thanks, Denise! Here’s to hoping February goes by fast and brings some warmer weather!
A truly comforting meal and it doesn’t even have to be cold for me to enjoy it.
Same with me, Karen! Glad you enjoy.
I honestly can’t even imagine living somewhere where it’s cloudy, cold and snowing. I think I’d love to live there for a month and then I’d want to go back to the dessert. But then I’ll be complaining when it’s 115 outside. Guess I’m never happy huh? Hehe. This Parmesan Gnocchi looks so so good Gayle! I have to make this soon! I know my hubby would love it because he loves mushrooms. PS love your photos!
I do like that we have four seasons here, just not the cold and snow for too long! 🙂 But we’ve been lucking out because it’s been so mild so far, in the 50s recently, which is spring weather for us! 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment, friend!
I’ve actually never made gnocchi either – but love to order it at restaurants! Clearly I need to try making it because this looks just fantastic!
Does this reheat well? or should it be eaten all at once? Looking for meals that i can make and divide up for lunches throughout the week. I’ve never made gnocchi before and this looks super yummy, but i’d hate to end up with undesirable leftovers. thanks 🙂
Hi Clara! I think this reheats well. The sauce my get a little thick since it’s a cream sauce, but I had no problem eating this for leftovers throughout the week. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by!