Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi in a Creamy Garlic and Smoked Paprika Sauce

Indulge in a comforting and creamy dish with this recipe for Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi in a Creamy Garlic and Smoked Paprika Sauce. This dish combines tender gnocchi with a luscious sauce infused with the flavors of garlic and smoked paprika, all complemented by the earthiness of sautéed mushrooms and the freshness of spinach. It’s a delightful meal that’s perfect for a cozy dinner at home.


  • 16 ounces (450g) potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces (225g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)


1. Cook the Gnocchi:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi and cook according to the package instructions or until they float to the surface, usually 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain the cooked gnocchi and set them aside.

2. Sauté the Mushrooms:

  • In a large skillet, melt unsalted butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until they are golden brown and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set them aside.

3. Prepare the Creamy Sauce:

  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Pour in the heavy cream
    and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.
  • Let the cream mixture simmer gently for about 2-3 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

4. Add Spinach and Gnocchi:

  • Return the cooked mushrooms to the skillet.
  • Add the fresh spinach leaves and stir until they wilt and become incorporated into the sauce.
  • Carefully fold in the cooked gnocchi, ensuring they are well coated with the creamy sauce.

5. Season and Garnish:

  • Season the dish with salt and black pepper, adjusting to taste.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve your Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi in a Creamy Garlic and Smoked Paprika Sauce hot and savor the delightful combination of flavors.

To create a memorable meal, this dish combines the richness of a creamy sauce, the earthiness of mushrooms, and the freshness of spinach. The addition of garlic and smoked paprika to the dish adds depth and a hint of smokiness. This gnocchi recipe is sure to please your taste buds and make for a satisfying dining experience, whether served as a main course or a side.