• Ingredients: 18
  • Serves: 4

Gnocchi with creamy tomato-porcini sauce with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese



For brioche toasts

  • *available at some specialty foods shops and by mail order from American Spoon Foods, tel. 222-5886
  • **available at specialty foods and cheese shops and by mail order from Maytag Dairy Farms, tel. 247-2458


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Italian parsley sprigs

For plating

  • Special equipment: cheesecloth; a deep-fat thermometer

For assembly


  1. Step 1 Place porcini in medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over. Let stand until porcini are soft, about 30 minutes.
  2. Step 2 Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add porcini and sauté 3 minutes.

    For this step you will need

  3. Step 3 Add cream and 3/4 cup soaking liquid, leaving any sediment behind in bowl. Simmer until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4 Stir in marinara sauce; bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.

    For this step you will need

Nutrition information

Calories 641 Carbohydrates 96 g (32%)
Fat 19 g (29%) Protein 22 g (44%)
Saturated Fat 10 g (51%) Sodium 589 mg (25%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 6 g (23%)
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g Cholesterol 49 mg (16%)