Gnocchi is not your average midweek meal. Made from scratch, the potato pillows are quite a process. However, if you jazz up a good, store-bought brand with a scrumptious, homemade sauce, no one will know the difference! With three types of mushrooms (porcini, portobello, and shiitake), this rich sauce is delicious but not heavy. Cream and butter are absent; instead the gravy gets its flavor from red wine and tomato paste. To indulge in this dish tonight, read more.
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms Serves 4.
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 medium portobello mushroom caps, halved
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves (from 2 sprigs)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup dry Italian red wine
Two 10-ounce packages fresh gnocchi
Ricotta salata, crumbled, or freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1 small head radicchio, cored and finely chopped
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms