Creamy Garlic & Mushroom Gnocchi

Creamy Garlic & Mushroom Gnocchi

Embark on a culinary adventure with me that promises to delight your senses and bring the rustic charm of Italy straight into your kitchen. Imagine the harmonious blend of earthy mushrooms, aromatic garlic, and velvety cream hugging each tender piece of homemade gnocchi. This dish is not just a meal; it's an experience. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a novice in the kitchen, this guide will walk you through creating a delectable Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Gnocchi from scratch. Let's dive into the art of making this comforting yet elegant dish.

Fresh mushrooms, garlic, and gnocchi for a creamy pasta dish.

Embarking on the journey to create the quintessential Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Gnocchi begins with sourcing prime ingredients that will elevate your dish. The creamy garlic and mushroom sauce requires the following


  • Mushrooms of your choice (I used button mushrooms but chestnut give it that extra depth of flavour), which bring a deep, earthy tone.
  • Four cloves of minced garlic will infuse the dish with its characteristic aroma and taste. Or you can be like me and use Lazy Garlic as it's quick and well.... lazy.
  • Small onion finely chopped. You could also use shallots here as a mild alternative.
  • 300ml of double cream, (I always go slightly over as I like a saucy sauce)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper allow you to season the sauce to perfection.
  • I also add a little mozzarella to might for some stringy goodness.


  1. Begin by warming a splash of olive oil in a spacious frying pan set over a medium flame. Introduce the onions, sautéing them until they turn translucent in colour and have softened.
  2. Following this, incorporate the minced garlic, allowing it to cook for an additional minute until its aroma becomes notably enticing.
  3. Next add the sliced mushroom and cook them until they take on a golden hue and have expelled their natural moisture.
  1. It's essential at this juncture to reduce the heat, paving the way for the introduction of the double cream. Let this mixture simmer gently to ensure the flavours meld harmoniously.
  2. To round off the sauce, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your taste preference.
  3. The sauce should be kept on a low flame to maintain its warmth, ready to welcome the gnocchi once they have been perfectly cooked. This stage of preparation is pivotal in achieving the balance between the robust flavours of the mushrooms and garlic, and the smooth, rich backdrop provided by the cream, setting the stage for a truly indulgent gnocchi experience.
  1. Heat a generous pot of water seasoned with salt until it reaches a rolling boil. Carefully drop the gnocchi into the water in small groups to prevent them from sticking together. These delightful little dumplings are done once they buoyantly rise to the surface, signalling they are perfectly cooked through. Retrieve them with care using a slotted spoon and allow any excess water to drip off.
  1. In parallel, have your creamy mushroom sauce simmering gently on a lower heat. This ensures that the sauce remains at an ideal temperature for the gnocchi to be mixed in. Introduce the drained gnocchi into the sauce, folding them in gently to ensure each piece is evenly coated with the creamy, aromatic mixture. This step marries the textures and flavours, transforming individual components into a cohesive, sumptuous dish.
  2. Gradually, add the grated mozzarella, stirring consistently until it seamlessly blends into the sauce, contributing to its velvety consistency.
  3. As you blend the gnocchi with the sauce, take a moment to appreciate the melding of ingredients. This phase is where the magic truly happens, bridging all your preparation efforts into one final ensemble. It’s a symphony of soft, pillowy gnocchi enveloped in a rich, flavourful sauce that’s ready to be served. This process, simple yet significant, epitomises the harmony of cooking — turning singular elements into a remarkable meal ready to be savoured.

Crafting this exquisite Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Gnocchi embodies the essence of culinary delight and the warmth of sharing a meticulously prepared meal with loved ones. This dish exemplifies the transformative power of simple, high-quality ingredients when combined with passion and care. The journey from raw components to a dish that oozes comfort and sophistication is a testament to the artistry involved in home cooking. As you embark on making this recipe, it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the creative process, refining your skills and indulging in the pleasure that comes from crafting something truly extraordinary.

Whether it serves as a cosy dinner on a quiet evening or the centrepiece at a gathering of friends and family, this gnocchi promises to leave a lasting impression. Let this culinary venture inspire you to explore further, experiment with flavours, and continue the tradition of bringing joy through food. Here's to many more sessions of joyful cooking and the endless satisfaction that comes from serving dishes made with love.

A bowl of creamy garlic and mushroom gnocchi with a delicious sauce on top.

If you make this dish, why not send me a picture on Instagram using the #acountrygirlskitchen so I can go over and show it some love.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

*Chefs Kiss*

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