Vegan Alfredo Gnocchi With Mushrooms

gnocchi and alfredo recipe

Embark on a journey through plant-based goodness with vegan Alfredo gnocchi. This delightful spin on a classic favorite merges the indulgent flavors of gnocchi with sautéed mushrooms and a dairy-free, creamy Alfredo sauce, resulting in a culinary masterpiece. If you are a fan of Gnocchi recipes check out my collection of delicious vegan gnocchi recipes here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Embarking on this culinary adventure requires a handful of ingredients, including gnocchi, mushrooms, and a dairy-free Alfredo sauce. Don’t fret about quantities; we’ll focus on the magic of combining these elements for a mouthwatering result. Feel free to explore substitutions to tailor the dish to your taste.

Helpful Tools

Before diving into the recipe, ensure you have the necessary tools at your disposal. A high-powered food blender, a reliable pan, and some patience are key to mastering this vegan Alfredo gnocchi.

How To Make This Recipe

Soak Cashews: Begin by covering cashews in boiling water and allowing them to soak. For at least 10 minutes.

cooking onion in frying pan with oil

Cook Onion: In a pan with broth, cook sliced white onions until the liquid reduces and the onions caramelize.

onion cooking in pan with some oil

Prepare Alfredo Sauce: Blend soaked cashews, broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and the onion-garlic mixture until smooth.

gnocchi alfredo sauce in blender

Cook Gnocchi: Follow package instructions to cook gnocchi in salted water.

mushrooms in frying pan

Sauté Mushrooms: Cook mushrooms until the liquid evaporates, then add vegan butter.

mushrooms in frying pan with butter

Combine & Serve: Mix Alfredo sauce with mushrooms.

vegan alfredo sauce in pan with mushrooms

Add cooked gnocchi, season, and enjoy!

Vegan Alfredo Gnocchi

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra touch, sprinkle vegan Parmesan and fresh parsley over the dish.
  • Achieving the perfect Alfredo sauce consistency is all about patience and blending until creamy.


Can I use other types of mushrooms?

Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite mushrooms for a unique twist.

Is nutritional yeast essential?

It adds a cheesy flavor, but you can omit or substitute with your preferred seasoning.

Can I make the Alfredo sauce in advance?

Yes, prepare it ahead for a quicker final assembly.

Any gluten-free gnocchi options?

Explore gluten-free gnocchi for a Celiac-friendly version.

gnocchi and alfredo recipe

Vegan Alfredo Mushroom Gnocchi

Discover the realm of plant-based delights with vegan Alfredo gnocchi. Indulge in a rich fusion of creamy Alfredo sauce, impeccably cooked gnocchi, and sautéed mushrooms, crafting a culinary masterpiece.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 500g gnocchi (1 standard package)
  • 100g white or cremini mushrooms, sliced (½ a small pack)
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter

Alfredo Sauce

  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 1 cup chickenless or veg broth
  • ½ medium white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cover the cashews in boiling water and allow to soak for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a pan on medium heat, add ½ cup of broth and the sliced white onion.
  • Reduce the broth, and keep cooking for 5-7 minutes or until most of the broth has cook down and evaporated.
  • Next, add 5 cloves of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Strain water off the cashews. Add cashews, ½ cup of broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and the cooked onion and garlic mixture into a high powered food blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Cook gnocchi according to package instructions in salted water.
  • Saute mushrooms in a pan on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are cooked through. (about 3-5 mins) Add in vegan butter and stir to combine.
  • Add the alfredo sauce in with the cooked mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, add in the cooked gnocchi, and add a little pasta reserve water if needed.
  • Top with vegan parm and fresh parsley if desired. Buon Appetito!
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Conclusion: Vegan Alfredo Gnocchi

In the realm of plant-based cuisine, vegan Alfredo gnocchi stands out as a flavorful and satisfying dish. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just curious about meatless meals, this recipe promises a delightful vegan Italian recipe for your taste buds. Buon Appetito!

8 thoughts on “Vegan Alfredo Gnocchi With Mushrooms

  1. Christine says:

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe the creamy plant based Alfredo and mushroom 🍄 was delicious! I will probably make that again and try it on a different noodle.

  2. Donna says:

    5 stars
    What a great vegan Alfredo sauce I was actually surprised at how creamy it came out.

  3. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious and creamy. Yum!

  4. Papa says:

    5 stars
    Papa loved it, 100% would eat again. Great recipe.

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