Gnocchi W/ Garlic, Spinach, Mushroom & Grape Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fresh grated Parmesan REALLY tops this buttery romantic dish. Came up with this when I was trying to mimic a dish I had eaten in our famous North End.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of butter with 1/2 tsp of olive oil (this prevents the butter from burning) over med heat until melted.
  2. Add garlic and shallots.
  3. Cook 1-2 minutes, until soft.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes and kosher salt to taste.
  5. Cook 8 minutes on low heat covered, until soft.
  6. Add mushrooms and 1 tbsp of butter.
  7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add baby spinach and thyme.
  9. Cook low for 5-8 more minutes.
  10. Add 1 -2 tbsp more butter and a tiny bit of water to make a sauce to coat. Yum!
  11. Add pepper.
  12. Turn off heat, add Parmesan and hot cooked gnocchi.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is SO fantastic! Great comfort food and such a perfect combo of flavors.

mplsgirl February 06, 2010

Fabulous, exactly what I was looking for! I was getting ready to create a similar version, but decided to search first, and I found your excellent recipe. I added a can of drained/rinsed quartered artichoke hearts, sauteed with the shallots & garlic (I had the artichokes in my head before I searched). Otherwise, the only thing I changed was less butter (used more olive oil), and it was fantastic! Thank you!

SuzVeg January 04, 2009

Oh, oh, oh, BostonBean! This was delicious. Enjoyed tonight with pork loin as company. I had made those oven roasted grape tomatoes from this site and used those vs fresh. Everything else I did the same. Just heavenly...thank you so much for posting :)

SmallTownGirl March 14, 2006