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Gnocchi Alfredo Recipe

Gnocchi Alfredo Recipe

This gnocchi is one of my go-tos for company and potlucks. It’s pure comfort food, especially in the wintertime. —Jessica Silva, East Berlin, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 2 pounds potato gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and nutmeg until blended. Keep warm.
  • 2. In a large heavy skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Immediately add mushrooms and gnocchi; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and gnocchi are lightly browned. Serve with sauce. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup gnocchi with 1/3 cup sauce equals 529 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 996 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Gnocchi Alfredo

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Good and easy to make, though next time I would add some sauteed garlic with the mushrooms. It's a basic white sauce recipe, so it's fairly easy to make."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"This was a tasty easy recipe. The Alfredo sauce was full flavored and smooth. To keep the fat down, I used fat free half n half, and a butter replacement. I also added a sauteed onion and some garlic to mushrooms. I placed in a casserole dish topped with chives and nutmeg. Baked at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly. Very good!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"This Alfredo sauce recipe I have tried and my family loves it. Try this for the Alfredo sauce. It does make a lot so add the sauce to your liking!

1 stick of butter
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
In a sauce pan over medium heat ? melt butter and add garlic and cook for two minutes, then add in heavy cream and cream cheese and heat until bubbling, but do not boil.
Add in Parmesan Cheese and mix until the cheese melts.
Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste (you don?t need to use all of this, do to your liking).
At this point add as much sauce to the gnocchi and mushrooms as you like; sprinkle with parsley and serve."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"It was good, but not great. The sauce tasted like gravy with cheese in it. Maybe the next time I make it I'll add my own twist. However, now I know how to make a basic gravy!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Very simple and delicious, once I found Gnocchi in our local super market."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"I could not find frozen Gnocchi anywhere. I ended up substituting ravoli. The sauce was great and as soon as I can find Gnocchi, I'd love to try this again."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I followed others suggestions and sauteed onion, garlic and some fresh chopped spinach along with the mushrooms. We all loved it!! This is a keeper!!"

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"I haven't tried it and I won't as soon as I saw mushrooms (highly Allergic). I can tell you from reading it that it is bland. I never salt my pasta water because of blood pressure issues, however my pasta is delicious. Try a better pasta. I agree I have never seen or eaten an Italian recipe with cheddar. My Sicilian grandmother never used it. Alfredo sauce by it's nature is a little bland the real taste is in the parmesan and cream (that's the recipe's original cream not milk)."

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"Okay. It seems the reviews are equal in 'haven't tried it' and 'have but tasteless'.

I haven't tried. My daughter found dried gnocci. I too think the sauce leans to be bland. Solution: the best fresh parmesan you can afford, not the sweepings in a can. Fresh minced garlic sauteed with the butter and half @ half for the milk. Definitely salted boiling water for gnocci pasta. I will try this recipe as I love alfredo anything."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Yes, pasta needs salted water when cooking -ok. A little zing can also be added through the addition of some fresh minced garlic, bits of onion/sweet pepper, dried red pepper flakes, some additional Romano (as someone mentioned) , Asiago or other sharp Italian aged cheeses. But, until/unless MArio Batali and/or Lidia Bastianich tells you to - never use cheddar cheese in an Italian kitchen! I shudder at the consequences..."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Although I haven't make this, but plan to. As I luv to cook, I would absolutly add other flavors,I would start by adding a chicken or mushroom broth to the water and Garlic in the sauce is a definate. Then I think we have a winner here. Ill let you know when I try it !

Enjoy everyone"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"as already mentioned this is very bland so I would make it again but with modifications. Onion and Garlic perhaps some romano cheese (because of its stronger flavor) but my concern is that in the instructions for this recipe it indicates you should "bring to a boil for 1-2 min" this will cause a rioux to curdle. You will need to use either canned milk or cream to avoid this."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"where were you when I needed you?

first yrs of marriage in Bay Area of Calif., joined a 'gourmet club', assignment: 'gnocchi'....had no clue what that was...'they told me' but certainly NOT that I could find it frozen.......tried to make those babies from scratch....were not pretty, nor particularly tasty...cannot wait to find the frozen and try the recipe...."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"I haven't made the recipe, so I probably shouldn't be commenting - but one thing I wanted to mention is when people say a pasta dish has no flavor, they might have boiled the pasta without adding salt to the water. If you do that, it really does taste like cotton or something (although I've never really eaten cotton!). But it can be really bland. My mom lives in a nursing home and they never salt the pasta water and the macaroni and cheese is (according to her) terrible - I believe it. I will save this recipe and give it a try, however."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"couldn't find the frozen gnocchi so I had to make my own, but it will be a recipe that I choose to make again."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"You need to saute some onion, some sweet peppers, and some other cheese, that you like such as strong cheddar cheese, chopped garlic, and some pepper"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"I made this and there was no flavor at all. I was very disappointed."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"This recipe looked promising, but I found the sauce to be a bit bland and in need of some zing. Might be good with a different alfredo sauce."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.