Spinach Gnocchi Recipe

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Spinach gnocchi recipe image © Thomas Sixt

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With this spinach gnocchi recipe, your meal will be on the table in less than 30 minutes, we promise!

Italian potato dumplings with spinach and cream sauce, this is a delicious vegetarian meal.

Ideal if you want to chill out. Tired of the work clothes?

Watching a movie and eating on the sofa? Great. This works out.

At the same time, I prepared the dish colorfully for you.

Roasted pine nuts and diced tomatoes complement the taste and appearance. Colorful tastes better!

Cook this dish relaxed for your guests!

A bit of magic in the kitchen and you’re completely relaxed.

I’ll show you the preparation step by step. Good luck!

1. Recipe Spinach Gnocchi

Below are the instructions, please leave me a cooking question or kitchen gossip at the end of the page.

Spinach Gnocchi

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 995
Total Time 30 Min.

Simple guide to prepare gnocchi with spinach and creamy sauce.

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Spinach gnocchi recipe image
Spinach gnocchi recipe image © Thomas Sixt

Preparation Time

13 Min.

Cook Time

17 Min.

Ingredients

250 g Gnocchi (gluten free and vegan)
7 Pieces Mushrooms
1 tsp Olive oil
80 g spring onions
60 ml dry white wine
200 ml soy cream (or cow’s milk cream)
3 Pinches primal salt
2 Pinches black ground pepper
3 Pinches nutmeg
150 g fresh leaf spinach (young spinach leaves are ideal!)
2 tbsp pine nuts (roasted or freshly roasted)
1 Pieces tomatoes
50 g parmesan (fresh and finely grated)

Instruction

Shape the gnocchi with a fork
Homemade Italian Nocks: The fork makes the typical pattern here

Make gnocchi

Make the gnocchi yourself or grab them from the supermarket shelves.

Gnocchi uncooked
Gnocchi fresh on the board.

Buy gnocchi

I like to use gnocchi from the supermarket, they are also available gluten-free!

Vegetables for the sauce, sweated onions and mushrooms
My sauce approach for the spinach cream sauce with young onions and lightly browned mushrooms

Prepare Sauce

Cut the mushrooms into 2 mm thick slices and sauté in a pan or wok with olive oil.

Add the thinly sliced, light green spring onions to the mushrooms and continue to sauté.

mushrooms with cream
Mushrooms with cream in the pan.

Cook sauce

After 3-5 minutes, deglaze the sauce with onions and mushrooms with white wine, add the soy cream and bring to the boil.

Season the cream sauce generously with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Clean the spinach leaves
Clean the spinach leaves, remove the stalks or leave them on, that’s a matter of taste.

Prepare spinach

Wash the spinach and trim if desired.

Star chefs remove the leaf stalk, I like to leave the stalks on young leaves because of the roughage.

Sauce for gnocchi with spinach in the pan.
The added, fresh spinach collapses quickly in the boiling creamy sauce.

Finish sauce

Add the washed and drained spinach to the cream sauce.

Bring the sauce to the boil and fold in the spinach.

Take the pan or wok with the cream sauce off the stove and have it ready.

Freshly cooked gnocchi on a skimmer over the water.
In the picture the cooked gnocchi on the slotted spoon.

Cook gnocchi

Boil the gnocchi in salted water.

My gnocchi only need 2 minutes for this, please note the cooking time information on the packaging.

Roasted pine nuts in a pan.
Roasted pine nuts

Pine nuts

Roast the pine nuts, cut the tomato into quarters, add the core to the cream sauce and fold in.

Tomato cubes Prepare the tomato concasse
Quarter the peeled tomatoes and cut out the core. Cut the tomato flesh into strips or cubes.

Diced tomatoes

Skin the tomato fillets with a sharp knife and dice the tomato flesh.

Alternatively, you can blanch, skin, fillet and then dice the tomatoes. The cooking school Preparing diced tomatoes provides step-by-step information.

cooked gnocchi in a pan with spinach, mushrooms and cream sauce
gnocchi in the pan with spinach, mushrooms and cream sauce

Finish gnocchi

Remove the floating gnocchi from the water with a slotted spoon and drain well.

Place the gnocchi in the cream sauce and cover with a spoon with cream sauce.

Spinach Gnocchi
arranged spinach gnocchi

Serve gnocchi

Arrange the gnocchi and spinach on a hot plate.

Alternately place first vegetables and then gnocchi on the plate to create a nice picture.

Decorate the spinach gnocchi with pine nuts, parmesan and diced tomatoes and enjoy!

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2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Cream Sauce Tips For Spinach Gnocchi

Since I mainly prepare these spinach gnocchi vegetarian, I use soy cream for the creamy sauce.

You can also use cow’s milk cream, that’s a matter of taste.

I like both and since I don’t want to do without the original, the good Parmesan, when it comes to cheese, I use soy cream for the cream sauce this time.

Grated parmesan
Freshly grated parmesan is the ideal accompaniment.

4. Overview Prepare Spinach Gnocchi

Let’s get an overview first:

  1. First, put a pot of water on the stove to cook the gnocchi.
  2. Season the boiling water for the gnocchi with plenty of salt (1 tbsp).
  3. The gnocchi are cooked later, when the cream sauce is ready.
  4. Place a pan or wok on the stove and heat.
  5. Thinly slice the cleaned mushrooms.
  6. Fry the mushroom slices first, adding a little olive oil.
  7. Let the mushrooms get some color.
  8. Thinly slice the light green part of the young onion.
  9. After a few minutes add to the mushrooms.
  10. Deglaze with a little white wine and bring to the boil with the broth.
  11. Slowly add the cream and bring to the boil.
  12. Bind with cornstarch if desired.
  13. Add the spinach and cook briefly with the lid on.
  14. Season, cook the gnocchi, arrange and serve.

Important: Always wash the spinach several times in plenty of cold water.

This is the only way to remove sand and dirt!

Spin dry after washing so you don’t dilute your sauce.

Fry the mushrooms and let them color, that gives flavor to the cream sauce!

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

5. Top Tips For Preparing Spinach Gnocchi

Here are the photos with the valuable tips for sure!

Vegetables for the sauce, sweated onions and mushrooms
My sauce approach for the spinach cream sauce with young onions and lightly browned mushrooms
Boiling cream sauce in the pan
The boiling cream sauce with green onions and mushrooms.
Sauce for gnocchi with spinach in the pan.
The added, fresh spinach collapses quickly in the boiling creamy sauce.
Roasted pine nuts in the pan
Be careful when roasting, pine nuts burn quickly!

Always roast pine nuts in advance so they are ready to hand in the kitchen cupboard

Ingredients tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Tomato cubes Prepare the tomato concasse
Quarter the peeled tomatoes and cut out the core. Cut the tomato flesh into strips or cubes.

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Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Hi Thomas!

    This is a simple and fine recipe.

    The diced tomatoes are refreshing.

    Many thanks for the valuable information.

    Greetings from Ayoo

    Reply

    • Hello Ayoo,

      Thank you for your positive and beautiful feedback.

      Tomato cubes I use very gladly for the most different preparation.

      Feel free to look around and discover more beautiful ideas!

      Best regards Thomas

      Reply

  • Dear Thomas,

    This tasted very good to me!

    Thank you for the nice instructions.

    Greeting Ems

    Reply

    • Dear Emy,

      am just happy about your message and the positive feedback!

      Feel free to get in touch with cooking questions.

      I will answer them directly here.

      Kind regards Thomas

      Reply