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Fast & Easy Dinner: Gnocchi With Mushroom Gravy

Fast & Easy Dinner: Gnocchi With Mushroom Gravy

Gnocchi is not your average midweek meal. Made from scratch, the potato pillows are quite a process. However, if you jazz up a good, store-bought brand with a scrumptious, homemade sauce, no one will know the difference! With three types of mushrooms (porcini, portobello, and shiitake), this rich sauce is delicious but not heavy. Cream and butter are absent; instead the gravy gets its flavor from red wine and tomato paste. To indulge in this dish tonight,

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Gnocchi With Mushroom Gravy

Gnocchi With Mushroom Gravy

Gnocchi With Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients

  1. 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  2. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 4 medium portobello mushroom caps, halved
  4. 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves (from 2 sprigs)
  7. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  8. 1/2 cup dry Italian red wine
  9. Two 10-ounce packages fresh gnocchi
  10. Ricotta salata, crumbled, or freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  11. 1 small head radicchio, cored and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Simmer the porcini mushrooms and 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and steep the mushrooms until softened and plump.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the portobello and shiitake mushrooms and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and the rosemary.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the wine and let it cook down, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove the porcini mushrooms from their broth, slice and add to the mushroom gravy.
  5. Ladle the porcini broth into the mushroom gravy, leaving any porcini grit in the pan. Adjust the salt and pepper.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the gnocchi and cook until tender and floating on the surface, about 5 minutes.
  7. Drain the gnocchi, add to the mushroom gravy and toss. Serve in shallow bowls, topped with ricotta salata and radicchio.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i would love to make this but when i ordered gnocchi in a restaurant the other day and let my boyfriend try it, he wasn't a big fan!
klreynol klreynol 8 years
tlsgirl, the easiest way to make gnocchi is to make up some mashed potatoes. Let them cool, and mix in enough flour to form a dough. Roll the dough into "snakes", about 1/4"-1/2" thick, and cut them into 3/4" pieces. Drop these into boiling water - when they float (about 2 minutes), they're done! Serve them with your favorite sauce or even just melted garlic butter. =)
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Gnocchi is hard to make but is worth it.
lisabarn lisabarn 8 years
bookmarked this one!
dallastarzz dallastarzz 8 years
I love gnocchi. This sounds soo yum!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Mmmmm, this sound absolutely delicious -- I love gnocchi and mushrooms! My husband is working the rest of this week, so I'll have to try it out next week sometime!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This looks super tasty. I've always wanted to do homemade gnocchi, but it seems like all of the recipes call for a ricer, which I don't have.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
That looks soooo good.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
ooooh you're speaking my language with this recipe!!! i have never managed to make gnocci however i did date a guy who was a chef and he did the best version of it for dinner for me once and it's great when you get the homemade type. you can definitely find a good store bought substitute though and this gravy sounds just amazing since i'm all about mushrooms.
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