Gnocchi with mushrooms & blue cheese 2016

Gnocchi with mushrooms & blue cheese

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(136 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Soft, creamy goat's cheese or a deliciously strong blue cheese both work well in this easy veggie supper that's on the table in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal471
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre8g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.7g


  • 2 x 400g packs fresh gnocchi



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina or flour and potatoes, cooked and eaten in much the same…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g small Forestière or Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 150g pack creamy blue cheese
  • small pack parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the gnocchi following pack instructions. When they float to the top of the pan, they are ready. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil and butter in a large lidded frying pan. Add the onion and mushrooms, cook for 1 min over a high heat, then turn down the heat to medium, put the lid on and cook for 5 mins, stirring a few times.

  3. Remove the lid and add the garlic, cook for 1-2 mins, then stir the gnocchi into the pan. Scatter over blobs of cheese and the parsley.

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25th Jul, 2020
Lovely recipe but I used Danish Blue cheese and I think a whole 150g pack was too much, I would use half another time.
bethbiscuits's picture
25th Jun, 2020
Absolutely delicious! I let the gnocchi pan fry for a bit before adding the cheese, it adds a nice texture if the gnocchi is slightly crispy
8th Feb, 2020
Found this recipe to do my own after being given some left overs of a home made version...beautiful. I added leeks, wilted spinach and Garlic & herb Philadelphia for extra creaminess. Delicious, definitely a favourite.
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Catherine Roper
4th Feb, 2020
I tried this tonight and it was amazing :) After reading some of the comments, I was worried it would be too dry so I was going to some creme friache bit I didn't get to the shops on time so went without. I shouldn't have worried as it was perfect and so so easy! Highly recommend this recipe! I used Danish blue as suggested and it was beautiful.
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Rachael Riley
17th Nov, 2019
Really tasty and so so easy. Plus the ingredients were not too expensive for a student budget ;) Would definitely serve alongside something else though. It's incredibly rich.
15th Nov, 2019
Great recipe. I wasn't sure it would work because it didn't look like they'd be a sauce, but the blue cheese melted to make it deliciously creamy.
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29th Oct, 2019
Never tried gnocchi before, and decided to make my own, very simple and turned out really well. Did find that it was a little bland though, so needs herbs or perhaps a little cheese added to the mash. The dish itself was really nice, but I did use stilton as I had some in the fridge, and found that a bit salty, will try it with danish blue as suggested next time, All in all this will be great with a little tweaking.
27th Sep, 2019
Definitely needs a green veg to serve alongside, otherwise a bit rich. But quick and simple. Made it with a bit of blue cheese and a bit of camembert, leftovers from dinner party. Wouldn't use full 150g of cheese as that would definitely be too much.
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25th Sep, 2019
Found this really tasty and very quick. I added some kale for more veggies and garlic and herb cream cheese for my blue cheese hating other half. I had blue cheese on mine, but overpowered the mushrooms a little.
blacklabs38's picture
18th Aug, 2019
I dont ike blue cheese in any form so decided to try with the boursin garlic and herb, which was a definite hit for me


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11th Dec, 2018
This is delicious and one of my favourite BBC quick vegetarian recipes. The Dell'Ugo gnocchi from Waitrose works really well. For an easy and quick way to mix it up, try adding chopped spring onions, spinach and chopped walnuts for texture.
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