I remember my aversion to mushrooms beginning at an early age. They were either sauteed in butter or baked into a rubbery mess on pizza. I had only know of cimini and thought all mushrooms were horrible based on those two ways I had encountered them. When I began to see different varieties such as oyster, chanterelle, porcini, I wanted to try them to see if they were as bad as I remember. After a few wonderful restaurant dishes with mushrooms and many failed attempts at making them I have found a way to make them that is delicious. This Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi is a success.
How to Sautée Mushrooms
- Mushrooms sweat while cooking, so unless you want watery mushrooms, give them space and cook them in batches
- Don’t wash your mushrooms as they’ll absorb the water. Instead use a damp cloth to remove dirt
- Sautée at a medium high heat with ghee to get the butter taste but without the water content from the butter
- Use a variety of mushroom types to get a bold umami flavor
To make the creamy sauce in this recipe, I used the same pan that I cooked the mushrooms in. I added the gnocchi then added the goat cheese and milk. I then seasoned it with salt, pepper and thyme then adjusted the thickness by adding more milk as needed. Creamy sauces can be easy to make and not break!
If you wanted to add a bit more to this dish, some toasted chopped hazelnuts would be a great addition. I’d also serve this with sliced steak if you wanted to add a meat to theis meal to fill it out. This meal is best served right after cooking, so I wouldn’t advise freezing this one.
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Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi
Make the most out of meatless mondays and make this Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi! You'll love these sauteed mushrooms!
- 1 Pound Mushroom Medley
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves Garlic Smashed
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Pound Gnocchi
- 8 Oz Goat Cheese
Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth, then slice or tear into bite sized portions.
Add oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms in batches and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Return all mushrooms to pan and season with salt, pepper, garlic and time. Add in butter and toss to coat.
Prepare gnocchi per package instructions. Add gnocchi to skillet with mushrooms. Stir in goat cheese and cook on medium heat until cheese has melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy!