Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a spicy Sriracha tomato sauce, then tossed with fresh basil. This fresh basil and mushroom gnocchi in sriracha tomato sauce is refreshing with a hint of heat.

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Some days, dinner seriously does not need to be complicated. Tonight is one of those days.

I’ve been craving gnocchi for awhile now so I picked up a package of fresh gnocchi at the grocery store. And what better way to make a pasta dish than to add all of your favorite ingredients?

Garlic? Check! Mushrooms? Puh-lease. Fresh basil? Of course. Sriracha? Um, did you really have to ask?

Easy to find ingredients, one deliciously simple dish. I’m gamed. Are you?

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s spring! Officially-ish. Can you already feel the sun venturing out from behind the clouds a little bit more? But, it’s so misleading since the super cold winds make me feel like it’s winter. That’s San Francisco for you, completely different from the rest of California. So if you plan to visit us, you might want to bring warm clothes, just in case. I swear, that little advice needs to be added to SF tour guide books and websites.

Since spring is finally here, (and yes, I’m fully aware I made that announcement a week ago, but I’m excited), I wanted to make pasta that looked and tasted refreshing.

And most of the time (because sometimes there are exceptions, like pesto), nothing can beat a fresh basil and tomato sauce.

The gnocchi in this dish is rich so the freshness of the basil and tomato sauce helps balances it out.

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

By now, I think you know me well enough that you know I love spicy. So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take my tomato sauce to the next level by adding Sriracha! I love that this tomato sauce has a spicy kick to it! But if you can’t eat spicy, you can go ahead and leave it out. I promise it’ll be just as good!

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a medium sized pot, heat water and cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Drain the gnocchi, rinse with water to keep the gnocchi from continuing to cook, and set them aside for now.

In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium heat. Once the olive oil has heated, add minced garlic and cook until they’ve become aromatic and start to brown on the edges. Add sliced onions and mushrooms and cook them until they’ve softened.

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pour in the canned tomatoes as well as the fresh diced tomatoes. I like a combination of both canned tomatoes and fresh tomatoes for the best flavors.

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Season the sauce with Italian seasoning, salt, Sriracha, and a little bit of sugar. The sauce may be a little chunky and dry so add a little bit of water too.

Use a spatula to incorporate all the ingredients until well combined. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes. Then remove the sauce from heat.

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add the gnocchi and fresh basil. Toss until the gnocchi is well coated with the sauce.

Plate the gnocchi and tomato sauce then add more torn basil leaves for garnish.

Serve the fresh basil and mushroom gnocchi in Sriracha tomato sauce warm.

Enjoy!

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sriracha Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Fresh Basil and Mushroom Gnocchi in Sirarcha Tomato Sauce
 
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Gnocchi with mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a spicy Sriracha tomato sauce, then tossed with fresh basil. This fresh basil and mushroom gnocchi in sriracha tomato sauce is refreshing with a hint of heat.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 ounce parmesan gnocchi
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 – 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 large fresh tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅓ cup basil, more for garnish
Directions:
  1. In a medium sized pot, heat water and cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Drain the gnocchi, rinse with water to keep the gnocchi from continuing to cook, and set them aside for now.
  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium heat. Once the olive oil has heated, add minced garlic and cook until they’ve become aromatic and start to brown on the edges. Add sliced onions and mushrooms and cook them until they’ve softened.
  3. Pour in the canned tomatoes as well as the fresh diced tomatoes.
  4. Season the sauce with Italian seasoning, salt, Sriracha, and a little bit of sugar. The sauce may be a little chunky and dry so add a little bit of water too.
  5. Use a spatula to incorporate all the ingredients until well combined. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes. Then remove the sauce from heat.
  6. Add the gnocchi and fresh basil. Toss until the gnocchi is well coated with the sauce.
  7. Plate the gnocchi and tomato sauce then add more torn basil leaves for garnish.
  8. Serve the fresh basil and mushroom gnocchi in spicy Sriracha tomato sauce warm.

 

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17 comments

  1. gracefullybaking says:

    This looks so delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!
    PS love your blog design-i use the same theme 🙂

  2. atkokosplace says:

    I’ve never had gnocchi! I know, crazy right?! Teehee…I have all the ingredients except for gnocchi. I think a trip to the store is in order. I love how you have your recipe in a printable recipe card. Thank you for sharing. Have a happy day! 🙂

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