clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Mushroom gnocchi in a bowl with a fork.

Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Delicious pillowy gnocchi swimming in a silky creamy sauce that’s laced with thyme and loaded with little slips of garlic butter-browned mushrooms! Oh, this is so good.


Units Scale

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces white button or baby bella mushrooms, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (+ an additional 1/4 cup as needed)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • two 16-ounce packages gnocchi, prepared according to package directions (I use DeLallo and I love their mini-size gnocchi for this!)


  1. Cook the mushrooms and garlic: Melt the butter over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms; sauté until golden. Once they’re golden, add salt – this will draw out some of the water. Cook the mushrooms down so some of the water can evaporate. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Make your sauce: Add broth, cream, and thyme. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Add cornstarch slurry to thicken. (This is a good time to boil your gnocchi if you haven’t already.)
  3. Add your gnocchi: Remove thyme sprigs from the sauce; add Parmesan and stir to melt it in. Add your cooked gnocchi and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper; add additional broth if needed to keep the sauce nice and silky.
  4. You’re done! Yum. Scoop hot, steamy, saucy gnocchi into bowls, top with Parm, salt, and pepper, and enjoy your life.


If you like a higher ratio of mushrooms to sauce / gnocchi, you can use more like 1.5, or even just 1, package of gnocchi. As written, this will make enough to serve 6-ish people.

If you want to go all out and use homemade gnocchi in this (drool), here’s a guide to making homemade gnocchi!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: gnocchi, mini gnocchi, mushroom gnocchi, creamy mushroom sauce, mushroom sauce