Creme Fraiche Mushroom Gnocchi

This super creamy creme fraiche mushroom gnocchi is the perfect meatless meal. Full of meaty mushrooms and just a touch of fresh herbs. Ready in just 30 minutes!

This super creamy creme fraiche mushroom gnocchi is the perfect meatless meal. Full of meaty mushrooms and just a touch of fresh herbs. Ready in just 30 minutes!

On Saturday night the hubs and I finally watched Chef. Now I have a craving the size of Russia for a real Cuban sandwich. Who wants to take a trip with me to Miami? I’m sure it’s a heck of a lot warmer there than it is here in New York. Sigh.

Plus how cool would it be to drive a food truck across the country?

While I don’t think you would find this mushroom dish on a food truck I think it would pretty awesome if a few gourmet trucks opened up shop (opened up truck?) around here. How cool would it be to stop at a food truck and get a big bowl of gnocchi? Or maybe a a few slices of beef wellington?

I really think I’m on to something. 

This super creamy creme fraiche mushroom gnocchi is the perfect meatless meal. Full of meaty mushrooms and just a touch of fresh herbs. Ready in just 30 minutes!

Now, a little more about this dish. It combines meaty baby bella mushrooms, fresh herbs, creme fraiche and pillowy potato gnocchi. I originally wanted to do this dish with a mix of wild mushrooms but my selection was slim pickings at the store so I went with baby bella mushrooms instead.

The best part about this dish is that it’s ready in only 30 minutes. That means you can come home from dinner and go from starving to stuffed in less than a hour. Who wouldn’t want that?

{Looking for more pasta dishes? Try my spicy penne alla vodka, shiitake mushroom and kale ramen or my chicken bacon pumpkin gnocchi.}


Creme Fraiche Mushroom Gnocchi

This super creamy creme fraiche mushroom gnocchi is the perfect meatless meal. Full of meaty mushrooms and just a touch of fresh herbs. Ready in just 30 minutes!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 8 ounces creme fraiche
  • 1 pound gnocchi, cooked


In a large skillet set over medium heat add mushrooms, shallots and garlic. Cover the pan, stirring every few minutes or so, until the mushrooms start to soften and release their moisture.

Stir in minced rosemary, thyme leaves, kosher salt, black pepper and sherry.

Saute mushrooms until they are soft and the liquid is cooked down by a little less than half.

Cover the mushrooms and keep warm while you prepare the gnocchi.

Set a large pasta pot filled with water over high heat. Once the water is boiling add in the gnocchi and cook just until it floats to the surface and then drain.

Go back to the mushrooms and stir in the creme fraiche until it's combines and becomes creamy.

Stir in gnocchi and serve immediately.

Note: This dish is best served immediately. The sauce can "break" if re-heated too many times.

41 Responses to “Creme Fraiche Mushroom Gnocchi”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Oh girl, this gnocchi looks so dang deliciously creamy!! Yum!

  2. #
    Alisa @ Go Dairy Free — February 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The flavors in this sound fabulous and your pictures – mouth-watering! I could easily make this dairy-free – I’m on it!

  3. #
    foodwanderings — February 2, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Can I carry-out directly out of the computer screen?! That is my idea of a great meal. We love mushrooms and gnocchi. Double yum!

  4. #
    Julia — February 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful dish! I love the creme fraiche in there with the gnocchi. I have to try this!

  5. #
    Cookin Canuck — February 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I loved that movie! The recipe that stuck with me was the pasta that he made for the hostess of the restaurant…such a beautiful cooking scene. This gnocchi looks to-die-for!

  6. #
    stephanie @ Back for Seconds — February 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I want to reach through my computer screen and eat it alllllll. Looks so so good!

  7. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — February 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Oh, I loved that movie! And this recipe sounds amazing – the perfect meatless dish for Monday!

  8. #
    Rachel @ The Stay At Home Chef — February 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I’m a sucker for pretty much anything with mushrooms! This looks divine!

  9. #
    Angie — February 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I’m not sure why, but I have never made gnocchi! This looks so amazing though, I want to make it for dinner!

  10. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — February 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I loved Chef!! one of my fave movies! that scene when he was making that grilled cheese sandwich?! damn . . I would totally go to a food truck for a big bowl of gnocchi!!! esp if it was gnocchi like this!!! you and your beautiful gnocchi dishes!! love!

  11. #
    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — February 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I love gnocchi! I NEED this recipe in my life/mouth asap!

  12. #
    Brenda Bennett — February 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my this looks so good on a cold night! I need to use creme fraiche more!

  13. #
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — February 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    This is gorgeous! Gnocchi is one of my absolute faves, and this sounds amazing! I loved “Chef,” too 🙂

  14. #
    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — February 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I vote for a Gnocchi truck! I’d be first in line to order this =)

  15. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 2, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Pinned. You had me at gnocchi and mushrooms.

  16. #
    Beth — February 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    The only food trucks we have in our town serve breakfast things so I would love to see a more gourmet truck open, and I think you should do it!!! 🙂

  17. #
    Kristen — February 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Those Cubans in Chef look SO much better than the deli Cubans they sell in all of my local northern Florida grocery stores. I agree, I have been craving a good one ever since I saw the movie, too.

  18. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — February 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Such gorgeous earthy colors! I keep meaning to make gnocchi, maybe I will put it on my February must-make list!

  19. #
    Heather | girlichef — February 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Yes! I craved a Cuban sandwich in a bad way after watching Chef, too! I’m a total sucker for anything gnocchi, and these creamy dreamy mushrooms only make me want it more. Looks so hearty and comforting.

  20. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — February 2, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Chef is now my new favorite movie! So inspiring and I want to hire his son to do my social media marketing since I’m so terrible at it. I will meet you in Miami for an authentic cuban sandwich after a giant bowlful of this gnocchi because I won’t stop thinking about it until I have a forkful.

  21. #
    Kim Beaulieu — February 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I can just see a gnocchimobile heading your way now. How fun would that be. I would be first in line. I love that movie, we watched it a few times. We have zero food trucks here so I was so jealous while watching it. Our area won’t allow them to park in the city, and are not allowing them in parks either. They held a big rally in the summer to try to change the city ordinance. Hopefully next year we have them.

    Okay that was long-winded but the subject of food trucks always riles me up. Gnocchi riles me up too, but in a much different way. Like I need to shove copious amounts of it in my piehole kind of thing. This looks like perfection. You should make it for me when I visit NY in the fall. Ha, subtle as a heart attack right.

  22. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — February 2, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    You should totally start a food truck and serve this. But you’d have to do it in Colorado so I could visit everyday. This looks so good!

  23. #
    Kate @ Diethood — February 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    WHOA! The flavors, the shrooms, the GNOCCHI!!! Fantastic recipe, as always!
    P.S. I’m UP for a food truck adventure!

  24. #
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — February 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I LOVED chef and I totally get wanting to drive a food truck across country. After seeing that, I was totally ready to pack up the kiddos and the husband. 🙂

  25. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — February 3, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Pillowy gnocchi = my love!

  26. #
    Sarah — February 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Wow. This looks like the perfect winter dinner!

  27. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 3, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I need to watch that movie!!!! Also I want this now.

  28. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I never used to be a mushroom lover until the past few years. Now I can’t get enough of them. I especially love the baby bella. This dish looks so rich and creamy. Love mushrooms and thyme (a natural) and the creme fraiche and gnocchi really puts this over the top!

  29. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 3, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Please, oh please just pass me the whole bowl. I mean I know “that looks delish” is like one of those things everyone will say but I’m like seriously printing this out and making it soon. Oh and can we take a moment to talk about your photos…. more like can I can a moment to express my LOVE for your photos! I really need you to host a photography class, I’d take it in a heartbeat! <3

  30. #
    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — February 3, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Ohhh yes I would drizzle truffle oil all over this and devour it! Love how simple this recipe is!

  31. #
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — February 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

    As usual, your pictures make me want to go make this now! I love gnocchi, but sometimes I forget about it, not sure why? I am making this soon!

  32. #
    Bea — February 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Yet another dish that has my name on it, Brandy. Can I become your left over eater?! 😉 – Love everything about it! Perfection!!!

  33. #
    Catherine — February 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    A delicious, comforting and hearty meal for the cold winter nights.

  34. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — February 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    We were looking at apartments in Miami over the weekend. A girl can dream, right? This weather stinks! This recipe looks absolutely incredible. I’ve been into gnocchi with mushrooms big-time lately and the sauce on this looks divine.

  35. #
    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Creme fraiche with mushrooms? Say no more, I’m already sold!

  36. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — February 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Mushrooms and gnocchi are two my my hubs most favorite things. Chef has been on my Must Watch List for-freaking-ever. Bacon Slayer is not all the keen to watch it with me. I think I’ll bribe him with this gnocchi and tell him that the movie inspired you to develop the recipe! I know it’s a stretch, but it’s just crazy enough to work.

  37. #
    Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings — February 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Wow- that’s all I can say. It looks so, so good!

  38. #
    Joanne — February 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I suspect you could have a second career as a food truck entrepreneur…you know, if this whole food blogger thing doesn’t work out. 😛 I’d come to eat your gnocchi!!

  39. #
    Connie | URBAN BAKES — February 7, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Wow! This looks absolutely amazing! I know I could devour a plate of gnocchi in seconds!

  40. #
    Thalia @ butter and brioche — February 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Everything about this gnocchi is just perfection! It looks so delicious.. and beautifully captured too.

  41. #
    Gail — April 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Maybe I am missing something, where in the recipe did you use the butter?

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