Turkey and Mushroom Creamy Tomato "Gravy" With Gnocchi

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
30 min
35 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped
  • A couple sprigs thyme, leaves chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound chopped cooked turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 pounds gnocchi
  • A few grates nutmeg
  • Grated Parmesan or Gruyere, for topping
Watch how to make this recipe.

Cook's Note: Stir in any leftover mushrooms from the roasted mushroom meal mid-week.

In a Dutch oven, heat the extra-virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf and cook until the mushrooms are lightly brown, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Raise the heat a bit and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the turkey and heat until the mixture bubbles, then turn off heat and cool. Store in the refrigerator for a make-ahead meal.

Reheat the sauce, in a covered pot, over medium heat, then uncover the pot and stir in the cream. Simmer over low heat.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Salt the water and add the gnocchi. Cook until they float, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Drain the gnocchi and them to the pot. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and season with a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. Serve in shallow bowls topped with lots of chunky, creamy sauce and some cheese.

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