Happy New Year! I hope you managed to have a restorative Christmas break, with some excellent vegan food and wine (or the elusive vegan Baileys!), and some good company. What does 2018 have in store for you?
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Talking of recipes, here’s a rather lovely one to start the year – a new addition to the ‘20 Minute Meals‘ series. One-pot suppers seem particularly popular at the moment, so here’s a Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Gnocchi that will be on the table in under 20 minutes, and is fairly epic winter-warmer comfort food.
Cooking the gnocchi in its creamy, garlicky, white wine and mushroom sauce means that it isn’t just coated in the sauce, it is totally infused with the flavours. And what’s more, one-pot cooking saves on washing up too. Excellent all round.
Don’t be outraged by the ‘cheese’ in the picture – that’s one of my favourite vegan cheeses, Violife’s Prosociano (Parmesan flavour) – definitely worth a try if you’re missing a sprinkling of parmesan on your Italian suppers.
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I made this and it was fantastic. So glad I found your page! LouiseThis creamy gnocchi with mushrooms, onions and spinach was FANTASTIC! @hungry_bitches_dont_budgetMade this tonight – delicious! Thanks Kate 😀 JoannaWell done on including the Shiitake mushrooms 🙂 so meaty and utterly delicious! EdwardThe gnocchi is DELICIOUS 😋 Jan
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One Pot Vegan Gnocchi: Equipment and Shopping List
You will need:
- Large lidded frying pan or casserole dish
- Mixed mushrooms (eg. portobello, chestnut and shiitake)
- Baby spinach
- Ready-chopped garlic / garlic purée
- Ready-made gnocchi (check it is vegan)
- White wine (check it is vegan)
- Vegetable stock (check it is vegan)
- Dairy-free cream (soya or oat)
- Vegan ‘parmesan-style’ cheese (optional)
Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Gnocchi (Vegan)
- 5 small shallots (or 1-2 large shallots or a small onion)
- 2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
- 1 tsp ready-chopped garlic / garlic purée
- 250 g mixed mushrooms (I used portobello, chestnut and shiitake)
- 500 g ready-made gnocchi (check it is vegan)
- 125 ml white wine (check it is vegan)
- 125 ml vegetable stock
- handful baby spinach
- 3 tbsp soya cream
- vegan parmesan-style 'cheese' (optional)
- Peel and finely slice the shallots. Heat the oil in a large, lidded frying pan or casserole dish and gently fry the shallots and garlic for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften.
- Thickly slice or halve the mushrooms (depending on their size), and add to the pan. Turn up the heat and cook for 3-4 minutes until they have released their juices. Season well with salt and black pepper.
- Add the gnocchi and then the white wine, and let it bubble for a minute, then pour over the vegetable stock, turn down to a medium simmer, cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Roughly chop the spinach, then stir it in, followed by the soya cream. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve immediately, with a grating of vegan 'parmesan'.