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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish ~ Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce

Talk about a deal! The other week my favorite local produce market was selling these boxes of Delallo gnocchi for 69 cents each. I made sure to grab a few. Ever tried gnocchi? They are little Italian dumplings that can be made of flour, semolina or potato. I would love to learn how to make them. Someday, I plan to, but for now I will settle for the ones that come in the box and only take about four minutes to cook. They're actually not bad, and these are whole wheat, which is supposed to be better for you than pasta made with white flour. When I've had gnocchi in the past, they've either been served with a tomato based sauce or a cream sauce. I wasn't in the mood for tomato sauce, and I didn't want to eat anything really heavy, like an alfredo sauce. I happened to notice a recipe on the side of the box for Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce. I already had many of the ingredients and it sounded pretty good. Ya know what? It was deeeelicious!! The recipe is below, if you'd like to try it for yourself. As you can see, I went a little heavy on the cheese, but that is because I am a cheese freak. Yes, it's bad, I know. Actually, it wasn't even necessary ~ this dish would still have been great without it.
Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce
1 16oz package Whole Wheat Gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 ounces fresh mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (porcini, portobello, or shitake)
1/2 cup diced shallots
1 3/4 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook gnocchi according to package directions and drain.
Heat butter and olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat until butter begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and shallots and sauté until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add stock and sage; simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add hot gnocchi to sauce in skillet and toss to coat.
Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.
Serves 2-4


AMYPAPST said...

As soon as I unpack my cook books, I'll send you the recipe for my grandma's old-school potato gnocci.. soooooo good!!


jacjewelry said...

Looks delish! I've had spinach gnocchi once - they were green and looked weird, but tasted good! :)