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Basil Gnocchi With Mushroom Ragu

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Makes: 4 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 2 large russet potatoes, baked, skins removed
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 cup  fresh basil, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/4 cups  flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups  cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup  freshly grated Parmesan


1. Heat a large pot of salted water over high heat. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes until there are no lumps. Fold in the egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 cup of the basil. Sift in 1 cup of the flour; knead gently until dough forms. Add remaining flour; knead until dough is soft, not sticky. (Don't overwork dough.) Form into a disk.

2. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll pieces lengthwise until they are 3/4 inch in diameter. Sprinkle with flour and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Spread gnocchi on a floured baking sheet and let sit 5 minutes.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft, 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, add gnocchi to boiling water. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until all the dumplings rise to the surface. Using a slotted spoon (to allow all excess water to drain off), transfer to a bowl and toss with remaining olive oil and salt to taste. Divide among four plates and top with mushroom ragu. Garnish with the remaining basil and Parmesan.

Basil Gnocchi With Mushroom Ragu
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lg1381 wrote:

I made this with a pesto sauce and it came out fabulously. the texture of the gnocchi was great, and the pesto made up for it being a little bland. i also added additional basil to the gnocchi.

5/19/2013 07:39:48 AM Report Abuse
Stary221 wrote:

Did every step from scratch, really missing a sauce or something, too bland. I included the garlic as mentioned in other posts, didn't make a difference.

10/9/2012 05:25:13 PM Report Abuse
moonlit3924753 wrote:

This doesn't look quick or easy WTH?

9/2/2012 10:10:03 AM Report Abuse
thatsnotfab wrote:

It does take longer than 30 min., but if you're used to cooking on a semi-regular basis, it's not too much of a hassle. I buy pre-made gnocchi, but I had some potatoes and used this recipe to make them from scratch. I added more salt to the gnocchi & a few cloves of minced garlic to the ragu. After plating, I seasoned w/ more salt & black pepper. With those changes, I thought it tasted great and will make it again. I liked the rustic texture & it was more filling than the pre-made kind.

11/29/2011 10:31:16 AM Report Abuse
gharial0001 wrote:

you can buy gnocchi at the store

10/11/2011 10:39:49 AM Report Abuse

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