Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens test kitchen before moving into an editorial position within DotDash Meredith. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. McConnell loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen. Find her on LinkedIn.see more from this author
Sounds delicious!! I hope it will work using gluten free flour!
Mushrooms are not usually vegan due to the compost mixture they are grown from?
Are mushrooms vegan?
Yes, mushrooms are completely vegan friendly. Even though they’re part of the Fungi family and not classified as vegetables, they’re entirely plant-based and considered vegan-friendly. Mushrooms can have a ‘meaty’ texture and are often used as a substitute in recipes because of this quality.
Sounds delicious and I love gnocchi. I’ve been looking for a vegan recipe. I want to try it however, I don’t have a ricer or a food mill. Will mashed potatoes work?
I used Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi (frozen) in the air fryer. I sauteed mushrooms and spinach in water and made the Tahini sauce per the recipe. Having it right now. It’s very unusual and very good, but admittedly, my version didn’t totally follow the recipe.
Was wondering- can GF flour be used in place of the whole wheat flour?
This is so heartwarming, really mjammie And I love the tahin sauce as well.
Used frozen gnocchi—love it!
Delicious!! It took me 2 hours in prepping, cooking and serving. The time in the kitchen was worth it very minute.
One of my favorite meals… thanks Forks over Knife 😉
This is absolutely my favorite gnocchi recipe! Definitely restaurant -grade.
This was probably the best FOK recipe that I’ve tried. It took about 2 hours though from start to finish with prepping and cooling.
I would call yesterday’s attempt at the gnocchi an unmitigated kitchen failure. No worries – I’ve had many culinary disasters before so settled for soup for dinner. Today I avoided the gnocchi disaster, which was sure to be a repeat, and went with a whole wheat pasta. The sauce with the infused garlic (I used 7-8 small cloves of garlic from this year’s garden) was lovely and perfect with the mushrooms and the spinach. The whole wheat pasta is too heavy for the sauce, and next time will try a soba pasta – a lighter pasta. Perhaps someday, when I find someone who is proficient at WFPB gnocchi, I will try it again. All in all a rating of 4 stars, because this is a great recipe with an interesting taste with I’ve not come across in my WFPB journey.
I used pre-made gnocchi. Really delicious! Easy to put together.
too much preperation…I w ant to use products that can be put togther easily
I don’t have a ricer or food mill. Can I just mash the potatoes?
If you just want to buy premade gnocchi and buy premade sauce and combine them… then why, exactly, do you need a recipe?
Agree! Just buy premade gnocchi in grocery store, they are very good!
I have a gluten allergy. Can I substitute the whole wheat flour with Brown Rice or Oat flour?
Sounds delicious. What is the purpose of the flaxseed?
Flax (flegg) is a binder….and healthy option for Omega 3’s.
Saw your post about cassava. I don’t have that on hand and may not be in the market for it….. could brown rice or oat flour do?
Flaxseed, when mixed with water, makes a great egg substitute… and eggs used in recipes are usually used for the purpose of being a binding agent… to hold something together. I would assume the flaxseed in this recipe is to help hold the gnocci together.
What would be a good substitute for the white wheat flour?
can you freeze or refrigerate unused dough
We haven’t tried making this recipe with thawed frozen dough, so we can’t attest to how that would turn out. If you’re looking to do some of the prep work ahead, we recommend assembling the gnocchi first, preparing the recipe as directed through Step 4. Freeze gnocchi on a baking sheet and transfer frozen gnocchi to a resealable plastic bag. To cook, drop frozen gnocchi into boiling water and continue the recipe starting at Step 5.
Editor, Forks Over Knives
Also wondering what can be substituted for whole wheat flour. Would oat or almond flour work?
cassava works great and you don’t need the flax!
What can be substituted for the flour? I can’t have wheat.
Go to JovialFoods.com where you can buy einkorn wheat and flour. Jovial sells the best einkorn, very high quality.
It is rare that someone cannot eat einkorn wheat which has never been hybridized or changed in over 10,000 years. My husband is gluten sensitive and has no problem. Even some celiacs can eat it but that particular health issue is one where you would need to exercise caution. Read the info posted on their site and discuss with your doctor to determine whether or not you should try it.