Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 TBL unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 4 small garlic cloves chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup heavy cream (or half & half)
- 1/2 – 1 cup shredded truffled pecorino cheese
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (rehydrated if dried)
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 16 oz gnocchi (able to use any noodle of choice)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Boil the Gnocchi: Start by boiling water for the gnocchi. Fill a large pot with water and add a tablespoon of salt. Place it over high heat and cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions.
- Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a large frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once it’s melted, add the chopped onion to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until it becomes translucent. Then, add the chopped garlic cloves and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Cook the Mushrooms: Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes until they become tender and golden.
- Deglaze with White Wine: Pour 1/2 cup of dry white wine into the pan. Let it simmer on medium heat until the wine reduces by half.
- Create the Creamy Sauce: To the pan, add the heavy cream, 1/4 cup of pasta water, shredded truffled pecorino cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir everything together and allow the cheese to melt into a creamy sauce.
- Incorporate Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach: Once the cheese has melted, mix in the roughly chopped sundried tomatoes and spinach. Let the spinach wilt for about 1-2 minutes, then add the cooked gnocchi to the pan.
- Final Touch: Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste. Give it a final stir and your delicious dish is ready to be served.
THE WINE PAIRING
Transport yourself to the rustic charm of the Tuscan countryside with a wine that harmonizes with the earthy notes of truffle, mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes in this dish. Sangiovese, the region’s signature grape, is the ideal choice. This medium-bodied red wine boasts high acidity, perfectly complementing the earthy flavors we adore in the dish.
Consider these Tuscan wine options to elevate your dining experience:
- Chianti Classico
- Rosso di Toscana
- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano