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Brown Butter Mushroom Gnocchi with Wilted Arugula

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Hey there food enthusiasts! Are you looking to add a new delectable dish to your recipe repertoire? Well, look no further because today we're going to dive into the world of mouthwatering gnocchi with mushrooms and arugula, cooked to perfection in luscious brown butter. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this irresistible combination!

First things first, let's talk about gnocchi. These little potato-based dumplings have been gracing Italian tables for centuries. They are soft, pillowy, and oh-so-delicious. Gnocchi is incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of sauces and ingredients. Today, we're going to bring out their best flavors by combining them with earthy mushrooms and peppery arugula.

Mushrooms have an earthy and rich flavor that adds depth to any dish. Whether you opt for baby bella or white mushrooms, they will infuse your gnocchi with a savory umami taste that will have you coming back for seconds. With their meaty texture and unique flavors, mushrooms are a perfect match for our gnocchi adventure.

Now, let's add a little zing to our dish with a handful of fresh arugula. This leafy green, also known as rocket, brings a peppery kick that balances out the richness of the mushrooms and butter. Arugula not only adds a burst of flavor but also gives our dish a vibrant touch of green, making it visually appealing.

Ah, brown butter, the secret ingredient that takes this dish to a whole new level of indulgence. If you haven't experienced the nutty aroma and flavor of brown butter, you're in for a treat! Butter is cooked until it turns a beautiful golden brown, giving it a toasty and caramelized taste that will elevate the flavors of the gnocchi, mushrooms, and arugula. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Now that we've tantalized your taste buds, it's time to get cooking! 

The combination of soft and pillowy gnocchi, earthy mushrooms, peppery arugula, and nutty brown butter creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner or to impress your friends at a dinner party. So go ahead, give it a try, and let your taste buds dance with joy!

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A bowl of gnocci with mushrooms, pine nuts, herbs and cheese on top

Brown Butter Mushroom Gnocchi with Wilted Arugula


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Description

The combination of soft and pillowy gnocchi, earthy mushrooms, peppery arugula, and nutty brown butter creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner or to impress your friends at a dinner party.


Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package potato gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16oz Monterey Mushrooms®, quartered or sliced (Whites or Baby Bellas)* 
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups packed arugula
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Fill large Dutch-oven pot with water and bring to boil over high heat. Cook gnocchi according to packaged directions; drain. Reserve 1/2 cup gnocchi cooking water. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in the same pot over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until light golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Add butter, and cook, stirring frequently, until butter is golden-brown and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cooked gnocchi and reserved pasta water, and cook, stirring frequently, until a sauce forms, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in arugula and lemon juice until coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with Parmesan, pine nuts and basil.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

In the recipe, during the third step, you could add the shredded rotisserie chicken to the other ingredients and continue with the cooking process as directed. The chicken will infuse the dish with its savory flavor and add a protein-rich element to make it more satisfying for meat-eaters yet still nutritious.

A bowl of gnocci with mushrooms, pine nuts, herbs and cheese on top
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Brown Butter Mushroom Gnocchi with Wilted Arugula


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Description

The combination of soft and pillowy gnocchi, earthy mushrooms, peppery arugula, and nutty brown butter creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner or to impress your friends at a dinner party.


Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package potato gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16oz Monterey Mushrooms®, quartered or sliced (Whites or Baby Bellas)* 
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups packed arugula
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Fill large Dutch-oven pot with water and bring to boil over high heat. Cook gnocchi according to packaged directions; drain. Reserve 1/2 cup gnocchi cooking water. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in the same pot over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until light golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Add butter, and cook, stirring frequently, until butter is golden-brown and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cooked gnocchi and reserved pasta water, and cook, stirring frequently, until a sauce forms, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in arugula and lemon juice until coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with Parmesan, pine nuts and basil.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

In the recipe, during the third step, you could add the shredded rotisserie chicken to the other ingredients and continue with the cooking process as directed. The chicken will infuse the dish with its savory flavor and add a protein-rich element to make it more satisfying for meat-eaters yet still nutritious.

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Lindsey loves the art and science of growing (and cooking) mushrooms!

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