Mushroom Gnocchi with Thyme

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This mushroom gnocchi recipe has a rich buttery sauce flavoured with parmesan and thyme. It’s a simple weeknight dinner with just a handful of ingredients.

This is just the most comforting meal 💛

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Gnocchi in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon on a hessian mat

Sometimes you just can’t beat a big bowl of gnocchi. It’s just so filling and is exactly what’s needed on a night in January when you can’t leave your house or do anything.

This one is packed full of flavour but it’s actually so simple when it comes to the ingredients list. The main character in this list of stars is definitely the butter. Do not skimp on the butter.

The mushrooms are fried in butter until browned and soft then stirred with plenty of garlic, more butter, thyme leaves, parmesan and a little pasta water until a beautiful rich sauce forms. It’s a dream.

Black skillet of gnocchi with mushrooms on a marble background

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Why we love this mushroom gnocchi…

It’s such a simple recipe with a short and simple list of ingredients but it’s packed with flavour thanks to the butter and parmesan.

You can easily keep this recipe vegetarian by making sure to use a vegetarian hard cheese or parmesan substitute.

You can add any extras you fancy to this recipe from sausage, chicken, spinach or kale. Or anything else you can think of!

You could also use this same method with pasta rather than gnocchi.

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Gnocchi with Mushrooms Ingredients

This section is here to provide further tips and ideas for alternative ingredients. The full recipe and instructions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

Mushrooms: You could really use any mushrooms you like in this recipe. I went for chestnut but feel free to try anything you fancy or use a mixture.

Butter: This is used both for frying the mushrooms and more is added with the gnocchi to create a delicious silky sauce.

Garlic: This is the key to all that delicious savoury flavour.

Gnocchi: I like the shelf stable gnocchi which you can get from most supermarkets. I keep a bag on hand for when I need a quick and easy dinner like this one.

Thyme: Thyme is a great herb to use here, it adds such good flavour but you could switch for rosemary if you prefer.

Parmesan: Plenty of parmesan is added right to the pan to give loads of amazing flavour to dish.

Overhead shot of gnocchi and mushrooms with a wooden spoon

Blue bowl of mushroom and gnocchi with a gold fork

How to make garlic mushroom and thyme gnocchi

Fry the mushrooms: Melt half the butter then add the mushrooms and fry until they’re softened and browned then add the garlic and plenty of salt and fry for a little longer.

Cook the gnocchi: Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the gnocchi then cook according to packet instructions. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked gnocchi to the pan with the mushrooms.

Finish the dish: Add the rest of the butter, thyme, parmesan and the rest of the gnocchi water as needed. Toss well until you create a smooth sauce.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…


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Mushroom Gnocchi with Thyme

This mushroom gnocchi recipe has a rich buttery sauce flavoured with parmesan and thyme. It's a simple weeknight dinner with just a handful of ingredients.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 500 g Mushrooms chopped
  • 50 g Butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 400 g Gnocchi
  • 2 sprigs Thyme leaves removed
  • 100 g Parmesan grated


  • Melt half the butter in a large cast iron skillet or frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and fry them for 10 minutes until softened and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add plenty of salt.
  • While the mushrooms cook bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the gnocchi. Cook according to packet instructions.
  • Once the mushrooms and garlic are cooked use a slotted spoon to transfer the gnocchi to the pan with the mushrooms. Reserve 100ml of the gnocchi cooking water. Toss the gnocchi with the mushrooms and add the rest of the butter, the thyme leaves and the parmesan. Toss again and add the gnocchi water as needed until the cheese and butter have melted and created a sauce. Serve with extra thyme leaves and parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Gnocchi with Thyme
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 836mg35%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 531IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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  • Reply
    21/01/2021 at 7:31 PM

    5 stars
    This is a total comfort meal full of goodness! Love the flavor combo here.

  • Reply
    21/01/2021 at 7:53 PM

    5 stars
    The king of comfort food! This is simply one of the best combos on the planet and I’ll be making this at least once a week, soo good!

  • Reply
    Julie Menghini
    21/01/2021 at 8:03 PM

    5 stars
    Rich, buttery gnocchi and mushrooms sounds fabulous! It looks amazing too!

  • Reply
    21/01/2021 at 9:10 PM

    5 stars
    This looks and, I would imagine, smells, amazing!! Just the recipe I need to make a quick and tasty meal at the end of a busy day!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    21/01/2021 at 9:21 PM

    5 stars
    What a unique and unexpected dish! Served this for dinner last night and it did not disappoint! Easily, a new family favorite recipe!

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