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This 30-minute creamy mushroom and spinach gnocchi is a restaurant-worthy dinner made in one pan! White wine and parmesan cheese make the sauce extra amazing.

You may also enjoy my Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pork Chops or Creamy Tortellini with Spinach and Mushrooms.

a bowl of creamy mushroom spinach gnocchi with a fork

Why you’ll love it

This mushroom gnocchi recipe is meatless comfort food at its best. It’s easy and elegant with pillowy gnocchi and a garlicky white wine parmesan cream sauce. This is something I would totally serve company. It’s also quick enough to make on a weeknight and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients!

Magic happens when you add the gnocchi to the pan, and the cream sauce thickens up and turns into this velvety deliciousness. You don’t need to mess around with cooking the gnocchi in a separate pot of water. This is the one pan gnocchi recipe that started it all here at S&L.

What you’ll need

  • Olive oil – for sautéing
  • Onion and garlic – I like sweet (Vidalia) onions here
  • Mushrooms – we’re using cremini mushrooms, aka baby bellas
  • Italian seasoning – it’s a blend of flavorful dried herbs that comes in a single convenient jar
  • Dijon mustard – it’s a tasty flavor enhancer
  • White wine – use a dry white wine you’d enjoy drinking (not cooking wine), e.g. sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
  • Heavy cream – for that luxurious quality
  • Gnocchi – I used your standard grocery store shelf-stable gnocchi found in the pasta aisle. It holds up well to the one-pan method of cooking. 
  • Spinach – for a pop of freshness
  • Parmesan – always grate your own for better taste and texture
ingredients for creamy mushroom spinach gnocchi in prep bowls

Pro tip

The gnocchi will release starch as it cooks right in the sauce to thicken it up. Homemade gnocchi is generally too delicate for the one pot method.

How to make creamy mushroom gnocchi

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

sauteing onions and mushrooms in a skillet for one pan gnocchi

Sauté the onions in a skillet until softened, giving it a stir every so often. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes.

adding in cream and seasoning and gnocchi to a skillet with mushrooms

Stir in the Dijon and white wine. Let it cook for a minute, then add the gnocchi and cream. Once it starts to bubble, reduce the heat, and then cover and simmer for a few minutes.

adding spinach and parmesan to a skillet with creamy mushroom gnocchi

Add in the spinach, cover the pan again, and cook for a few minutes longer until the gnocchi is soft. Stir in the fresh parm, season with salt & pepper, and top with chopped parsley if desired.

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Substitutions and variations

  • You should be ok to substitute in white mushrooms if you prefer them to cremini.
  • I don’t recommend substituting the heavy cream for something with a lower fat content like half-and-half or milk. The sauce won’t thicken up as intended, and it will not taste as rich and could even curdle.

What to serve with creamy spinach gnocchi

Leftovers and storage

  • Store leftovers for 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • I can confirm that this dish reheats well. Reheat slowly in a saucepan over a low heat. Add a splash of broth or cream if desired.
  • Freezing this creamy mushroom gnocchi recipe isn’t recommended.
a skillet with creamy mushroom gnocchi and a serving spoon

I hope you make this creamy mushroom and spinach gnocchi! Please leave a star rating and review below, or ask me any questions. Tag me #saltandlavender on Instagram with your creations.

a bowl of creamy mushroom spinach gnocchi with a fork
4.90 from 88 votes

Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Gnocchi

This 30-minute creamy mushroom and spinach gnocchi is a restaurant-worthy dinner made in one pan! White wine and parmesan cheese make the sauce extra amazing.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 pound uncooked potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped, to taste

Instructions 

  • Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. It's ok if it lightly browns.
  • Add the mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the Dijon mustard and white wine. Let it bubble for a minute or so.
  • Add the cream and gnocchi. Wait until it starts to bubble again, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, cover the pan again, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the parmesan and season with salt & pepper. Give it a taste; gnocchi should be soft. If not, continue to cook for another few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately with more parmesan cheese grated over top if desired.

Notes

  • Cremini mushrooms (sometimes labeled as ‘baby bellas’) or white mushrooms will work great. 
  • This makes 4 reasonably sized portions. If you’re feeding extra hungry people, I recommend serving this with a salad, garlic bread, and/or something else.
  • The gnocchi will cook right in the sauce – there’s no need to pre-cook it.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 659mg, Potassium: 589mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2393IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 213mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published on April 27, 2017. It’s been updated with new photos and better instructions but is the same great recipe!


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337 Comments

  1. If I wanted to mix in homemade ricotta gnocchi, should I just add a little starch or flour to thicken up sauce and then mix in the gnocchi once all done?

  2. 5 stars
    Excellent, easy to make, restaurant quality meal! Would definitely impress company! Good on its own with a salad, or fantastic side dish next to filet mignon. Might have leftovers with a salmon filet later this week. I will definitely make this again! Might be my New Year’s Eve side dish from now on. Can’t believe how easy this is to make in 20 minutes! Wow.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this b4 and it’s a winner, anybody swap cauliflower gnocchi? I’m guessing would need to adjust for the difference of starch and potential water increase?

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of my favourite recipes! Making it for my son who’s away at college, want to bring him some home cooked meals but he’s not a big gnocchi fan, think it would be ok to substitute the gnocchi for linguine?

    1. Hi Diana! So, the way this recipe works is because the starch from the potato gnocchi thickens the sauce as it cooks. Using regular uncooked pasta would definitely change liquid measurements and cooking time and turn it into a different recipe. You could make the sauce separately and find another way to thicken it… perhaps with a roux or a cornstarch slurry, and then toss it with the cooked pasta.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made this for supper and it was fabulous! Definitely will be keeping this on a regular rotation. The recipe was perfect, did not make any changes! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and it’s just a knockout! We only had gluten free gnocchi and half and half but both worked well! We will be making this again for guests! I took a picture but don’t know how to attach/insert it.
    Thank you !

    1. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it, Marcia!! 😀 There’s no way to attach photos to a blog comment on my website – sorry! But if you’re on Instagram and tag me, I will see it. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    We have never had gnoochi. We love spinach and Mushroom. This dish was delicious 😋 thank you will make again.

  8. This was a very good meal. Hubby gave it a thumbs up and said it should be in our meal rotation!