Since last night I was craving pasta in a really nice, creamy mushroom sauce. Today during the day I went “mh, gnocchi would be pretty cool too”, and keeping true to the motto dreams will come true I marched on the the supermarket right away. Alright, alright, not immediately, first I just had to watch a few more episodes of House MD. But still!
The recipe is easy, delicious and pretty quick – I think I needed about 30 minutes in total? Even faster if you don’t remember pretty late that the water for the gnocchi actually has to boil first.
The amount stated here is enough for two very hungry people, or maybe three ordinary mortals.
Gnocchi in Mushroom Cream Sauce
250g Fresh gnocchi
ca. 200 ml Vegetable stock
1 Large onion
1. You can either fry the gnocci in a pan or boil them in water. If you go for boiling, set up a saucepan with enough water to boil.
2. Slice the onion and champignons. Get the vegetable stock ready (boil water in a kettle and dissolve the stock cube, or similar. Whichever kind of stock you’re using.)
3. Heat a bit of oil in a pan and sweat the onion slices until glossy. Add the mushrooms and keep stirring.
4. Add the stock. When the liquid has mostly evaporated, slowly and gradually pour in the cream, stirring continuously.
6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I put in salt before adding the stock, so it ended up a bit too salty, but I was able to balance it out with the cream. So: be smarter than I was, only season very carefully beforehand or only at this step! 😉
7. When the water for the gnocchi is boiling, salt it and add the gnocchi – or fry them at this point, if you prefer that. When the gnocchi are done (ca. 2 minutes in water), drain and add to the sauce, stirring them in.
8. As a final step, chop up some fresh parsley and stir it in.
By the way, I really have to learn anew every single time that gnocchi are really filling. Although I was really very hungry, I left about half of the portion you can see in the picture. Though that’s actually just one normal plate! It’s really unusual to only fill it halfway. 😀