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Recipe: Vegan gnocchi sauce

As a carb-lover growing up in Italy I fell in love with gnocchi, little potato-dough balls, and I can’t get enough. They are the ultimate comfort food, especially in a creamy sauce. Who said comfort food wasn’t healthy?

I love mushrooms in a creamy, cheesy sauce so that’s what I tried to make for this recipe. I used tofu, soy milk (any other vegan milk will do) and nutritional yeast for this vegan gnocchi sauce. The nutrients in the mushrooms, garlic and onion are enough to give your health a boost4, 5, 6. We should all eat more mushrooms. I’m sure I’ve said (written) that before, but seriously: mushrooms are a superfood. Forget about goji berries and chia seeds (what?!) and eat lots of mushrooms. Research shows that mushrooms boost your immune system and protect against cancer1, 2, 3 (there are many, many more studies applauding the health benefits of mushrooms). Surprise, surprise: this dish is filled with mushrooms! Oh, and this recipe’s entirely vegan! The nutritional yeast makes the sauce taste extra-cheesy and I love this sauce in combination with the shiitake mushrooms. Recipe below!

vegan gnocchi sauce

gnocchi vegan recipe

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Recipe: Vegan gnocchi sauce
Deliciously creamy vegan gnocchi recipe.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings
serving
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings
serving
Instructions
  1. Cook the gnocchi in a large pot of boiling water, until they float to the surface. This takes about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Put the silken tofu, soy milk, tahini, nutritional yeast and all the spices in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth mixture. Set aside.
  3. Thinly slice the mushrooms and chop the onion.
  4. Put a frying pan/wok on the stove (medium heat) with some olive oil and sauté the onion and mushrooms until they are soft.
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar and wait a few minutes until it evaporates.
  6. Add the gnocchi and bake them with the mushrooms and onions for a few minutes until they’re golden brown.
  7. Add the silken tofu sauce. Stir well. Cook until the sauce is warm and thick and resembles a cheese sauce.
Recipe Notes

I always use store-bought gnocchi; making them from scratch just takes too much time and I’m lazy :). I buy gluten-free gnocchi, but of course making them yourself is even better, yay you if you do!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Marianne Ford
    May 28, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe yesterday. I was sceptical on how it would turn out but it was absolutely delicious – very rich and creamy. I think it will become on of our go-to quick mid-week meals. Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      emmelync
      June 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Marianne, I LOVE to hear that! xx

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