Gnocchi in white wine sauce

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Are you looking for an easy recipe for gnocchi in white wine sauce? Then you are in the right place! This white wine sauce is made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Fresh onion and garlic are added to the white wine sauce to give this dish even more flavor.

We make this recipe for gnocchi in white wine sauce with gluten free gnocchi and gluten free all purpose flour so that the dish will be entirely gluten free. That being said, if you do not have a gluten intolerance then you can also make this recipe with regular gnocchi and flour.

A bowl of gnocchi in white wine sauce. There is parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of the gnocchi in white wine sauce.

What is in this white wine sauce?

What is in this white wine sauce? Here are all of the ingredients that are used in this white wine sauce.

  • Garlic & onion. Both garlic and onion are used in this recipe for white wine sauce. The onions are cooked until they start to brown and become slightly sweet. This provides a subtle sweetness to the sauce. The garlic is added at the very end and only sautéed for a minute or two to ensure that it retains its flavor.
  • Gluten free all purpose flour. A little gluten free all purpose flour is added to this sauce to thicken it up. The added flour helps the sauce stick to the pasta so that the flavor of the white wine sauce really shines through. If you do not have a gluten intolerance then you can also use regular all purpose flour.
  • Butter. Butter is used to cook the garlic and onion for this white wine sauce. The butter is also used to cook the flour and ensure that it does not burn.
  • Heavy cream. Some heavy cream is added to provide a smooth, creamy flavor to this white wine sauce. The creaminess of the heavy cream serves as a nice contrast to the acidity of the white wine sauce.
  • White wine. You can’t have a white wine sauce without white wine! You should use a dry white wine to make this white wine sauce. We generally use pinot grigio.
  • Vegetable broth. Some vegetable broth is also used in this recipe for white wine sauce. We use these Not Chik’n bouillon cubes to make vegetarian-friendly broth for this sauce. For best results, we recommend doing the same.
  • Salt & pepper. Finally, some salt and pepper are added to flavor this white wine sauce.

Gnocchi in white wine sauce

This recipe for gnocchi in white wine sauce is made with a simple white wine sauce that contains ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Onions and garlic are added to the white wine sauce to give it even more flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 12 oz gluten free gnocchi
  • 1 onion (about 2 cups chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine (preferably a dry wine like pinot grigio)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt (plus up to 1/8 tsp more)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a pot of lightly salted water over high heat. Wait until the water boils then add the gnocchi. Cook the gnocchi until it floats to the surface of the water. This should only take 1 – 3 minutes.
    While you wait for the water to boil, you can move on to the next step and start chopping the vegetables.
  • Chop the onions into small pieces and mince the garlic.
  • Heat a pan over medium low to medium heat and add the butter. Add the onions to the pan after the butter melts. Add the salt and pepper to the onions.
    Cook the onions for 10 – 15 minutes until they lightly brown. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the flour and the garlic to the pan with the onions. Continue to cook the garlic and flour for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable broth and white wine to the pan with the vegetables. Continue to cook the vegetables until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the heavy cream to the sauce then add the gnocchi. Cook the gnocchi in the sauce for 2 – 3 minutes.
    Add up to 1/8 tsp more salt to taste. If the sauce tastes bland or overly creamy, that means it could use more salt.

Substitutions for gnocchi with white wine sauce

  • Gluten free gnocchi. If you do not have a gluten intolerance then you can use regular gnocchi instead of gluten free gnocchi. A simple 1:1 substitution will work just fine here.
  • Gluten free all purpose flour. You can also substitute in regular all purpose flour if you do not have a gluten intolerance. A simple 1:1 substitution will work fine here too.
  • Vegetable broth. If you do not follow a vegetarian diet then you can also use chicken broth in place of the vegetable broth. We use a vegetarian alternative to chicken broth that tastes just like regular chicken broth to make this white wine sauce.

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