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Gnocci and Mushrooms in a Brown Butter Sauce

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During the summer, we have much more time to spend on cooking and meals in general, but that doesn’t mean we always do.

Some nights, we just want to get dinner on the table so we can get back to whatever it is we were doing before that.

Sometimes it’s so we can get back to the pool, the lake or even just a game or TV show we were enjoying together.

It’s nights like that, I just want something easy. It’s nights like that, I turn to simple dishes.

My kids adore gnocchi and most of the time it doesn’t matter how it’s prepared or what it’s prepared with, but I must confess, our favorite “sauce” is a browned butter garlic sauce.

We’re garlic addicts. Have I mentioned that before?

But even if you don’t like garlic, you can leave the garlic out of the browned butter and just enjoy it that way.

The thing we love about this meal is that we simply buy gnocchi from the store. You can make it, nobody is stopping you and we do from time to time. However, for a quick #weeknight meal, we just grab some from the store and go with it.

If your kids are picky like mine, you can grill the mushrooms up separate and eat them all yourself and you can toss some fresh veggies with the garlic butter instead.

However you enjoy your meal, remember to enjoy it together, because even crazy weeknights should be slowed down to a crawl for some family time once in awhile.

gnocchi and mushrooms in brown butter garlic sauce

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Gnocchi and Mushrooms in Brown Butter Sauce Recipe

Gnocci and Mushrooms in a Brown Butter Sauce

Gnocci and Mushrooms in a Brown Butter Sauce
A wonderful, weeknight meal prepared in less than 30 minutes so you have time for the stuff you’d rather be doing.
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 package of gnocchi
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms any type you enjoy
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • A sprig of Fresh parsley
  • A sprig of Fresh Oregano
  • A sprig of Fresh Basil
  • Parmesan Cheese optional


  • Prepare the gnocchi according to package directions. Set aside.
  • In a pan on the stove over medium heat, melt the stick of butter. Add the mushrooms and cook over medium heat until mushrooms begin to soften.
  • Put the garlic cloves and all the fresh herbs into your food processor.
  • Once the butter and mushrooms are starting to brown, add the garlic and herbs. Saute for about 2 minutes or until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat. Pour over the gnocchi.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
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Tuesday 9th of July 2013

This looks great, and so easy! Will be trying very soon.

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Monday 8th of July 2013

You had me at brown butter. mmmm browned butter garlic sauce... I just want to dive in!


Friday 5th of July 2013

I LOVE gnocchi and just made my own for the first time a few weeks ago. Since I'm craving it again, I'm just going to have to take this recipe for a spin! ;)

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Have a fantastic Foodie Friday and a wonderful weekend!


Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Friday 5th of July 2013

I am in loooooooove with this sauce!!!


Friday 5th of July 2013

Seriously thinking about making this tonight. It's a rainy day and I'm craving something comforting. Now off to the store to get the gnocci...

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