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Vegan Pesto Mushroom Stuffed Gnocchi

Vegan Mushroom-Stuffed Gnocchi in Pesto Sauce. A delicious Italian-inspired recipe with mushrooms, vegan pesto sauce, and pillowy gnocchi. Lacto vegetarian and plant-based.
Vegan Pesto Mushroom Stuffed Gnocchi

Tender, pillowy gnocchi, each one a parcel filled with savoury, earthy mushroom goodness, all coated in a rich and aromatic vegan pesto sauce. It’s an Italian dish classic reimagined, bringing a new level of indulgence to your vegan dining experience.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes



- 500g of potatoes, peeled

- 2 cups of all-purpose flour

- 1 cup of finely chopped mushrooms

- 1 cup of vegan pesto sauce

- Olive oil for sautéing

- Salt and pepper to taste



1. Boil the potatoes until tender, then drain and let them cool slightly. Mash them until smooth.

2. Add the flour to the mashed potatoes and knead into a dough.

3. Roll the dough into a long log and cut into 1-inch pieces. Indent each piece with a fork.

4. In a pan, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and all the liquid is evaporated.

5. Stuff each piece of gnocchi with the mushroom mixture and seal the dough around it.

6. Boil the gnocchi in salted water until they float to the top, then drain.

7. In a separate pan, warm the vegan pesto sauce and toss the cooked gnocchi in it until well coated. Serve warm.


Additional Tips:

Pair this dish with a fresh, green salad or some crusty bread to complete your Italian dining experience.

You can add a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese on top for extra flavour.


Allergy information / alternatives:

For a gluten-free option, substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. Always check the labels on your vegan pesto sauce for any allergens.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 520 kcal

- Protein: 11g

- Carbs: 85g

- Fat: 15g

- Fibre: 5g

- Sugars: 3g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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