How to make Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus

I’ve been feeling a bit down lately. The dreary winter weather has me craving comfort and connection. As I scrolled aimlessly through social media looking for inspiration, I came across a recipe for Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus that sparked my interest.

The dish looked so hearty and wholesome – exactly what my soul needed. I could envision the fluffy gnocchi pillows bathed in a rich, vibrant red sauce, with slices of garlic toast on the side. My mouth started to water as I read through the ingredients and instructions, transported to my Nana’s cozy little kitchen.

This recipe reminds me so much of the dishes she used to make when I would visit her as a child. I have such fond memories of us cooking side-by-side, her patiently teaching me kitchen skills and life lessons as we chopped vegetables and stirred bubbling pots. After we ate, we’d sit at her little wooden table and talk for hours, the aroma of herbs and spices still lingering in the air.

As an adult, I find myself missing those simple yet profound days with my Nana, especially when life feels challenging. I decided then and there that I needed to make this gnocchi dish – not just to satisfy my grumbling stomach but to reconnect with those comforting feelings and priceless memories.

Maybe if I immerse myself in the methodical motions of cooking – kneading the dough, rolling and cutting the gnocchi, simmering the sauce – I’ll be transported back to my Nana’s kitchen, even for just a moment. And when I sit down in front of a steaming bowl of tender gnocchi and rich, vibrant sauce, I hope it will nourish my soul as much as my body, soothing my worries and reminding me that everything will be okay.

Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus Recipe

This hearty gnocchi dish features fluffy potato dumplings bathed in a rich tomato and mushroom sauce. To make the gnocchi, potatoes are boiled, riced, and combined with flour and egg into a dough. The dough is rolled out and cut into small pillow-shaped dumplings. For the sauce, onions and mushrooms are sautéed in olive oil and garlic, then simmered with canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil, and seasonings. The fork-tender gnocchi are then combined with the lush tomato sauce and garnished with Parmesan cheese before serving. This satisfying one-pot meal is sure to comfort on a chilly night. Pair it with a leafy green salad or steamed vegetables on the side.

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Aardappel-gnocchi with tomato champignonsaus

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 650 kcal


  • 1 pan


  • * 900 g potatoes in cubes
  • * 1 ell olive oil
  • * 2 onions chopped
  • * 2 teentjes garlic squeezed
  • * 400 g tomatoes in cubes can
  • * 100 g champignons in discs
  • * 2 ells tomato pure
  • * 2 neon lights basil
  • * 2 neon lights oregano
  • * 2 neon light sugar
  • * 200 g flower
  • * 2 scratching eggs been correct
  • * pepper and salts.


  • - The potatoes must be cooked approximately 15 minutes in water with salt to them done are. Hot the oil in a pan and barge in this the onion and garlic approximately 5 minutes. Joint and salts the tomatoes, champignons, tomato purée, kruiden, sugar and pepper. Do to the lid on the pan and lets approximately 15 minutes stand on a low vuurtje.
  • - Stamp the potatoes fine, joint and salt pepper and mix with the eggs and the flower to there firm gnocchi-deeg arises. Role of it pellets for the size of a cherry and press that plat with the back of a fork. Cook the gnocchi approximately 5 minutes in a wide quantity considerably ebullient water with salt them to the surface reach float. Obtain the gnocchi with a foam chip, late they leak out and do them in a serum feather scale.
  • - Pours the sauce and serve immediately.


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About Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus

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My journey with ‘Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus’ began during a trip to Amsterdam, where I first tasted the Dutch ‘Aardappel’ or potato. Inspired by its earthy flavor, I decided to combine it with the Italian classic ‘Gnocchi’ and a rich ‘Tomato Champignonsaus’. The result was a harmonious blend of Dutch simplicity and Italian flair.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose starchy potatoes for the gnocchi to ensure a light and fluffy texture.
  • Cook the tomato champignonsaus on low heat to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Don’t overwork the gnocchi dough; it should be soft and slightly sticky.
  • Cook the gnocchi in batches to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning of the sauce before serving.

Serving Suggestions

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For the Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus recipe, I would suggest pairing it with a light salad or vegetable side dish to balance the richness of the sauce. Some options to consider:

  • Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash – The peppery arugula and sweet roasted squash would contrast nicely with the gnocchi dish.
  • Steamed Green Soybean – Edamame – The bright green edamame would add color, texture, and nutrition to the plate.
  • Sauteed Zucchini – Quick sauteed zucchini rounds would make a simple, tasty accompaniment.
  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad – The charred cauliflower florets would pair nicely with the tomato sauce on the gnocchi.
  • Fattoush Salad – This Lebanese salad with greens, veggies and pita chips would add crunch and freshness.

I’d also suggest offering some crusty bread on the side to soak up the tasty sauce. A nice white wine, like a Pinot Grigio, would work well with this dish. And for dessert, something fruity like fresh Berries with whipped cream would be delightful. I hope these serving suggestions spark some ideas for you! Let me know if you need any other recommendations.


  • Q: Can I use store-bought gnocchi? A: Yes, but homemade gnocchi has a unique texture and flavor that’s hard to match.
  • Q: Can I add meat to the tomato champignonsaus? A: Absolutely! Ground meat or sausage can add a hearty touch.
  • Q: What type of mushrooms work best for the sauce? A: Cremini or button mushrooms are commonly used, but feel free to experiment.
  • Q: Can I make this dish vegan? A: Yes, simply replace the regular gnocchi with a vegan version and skip the cheese.
  • Q: Can I freeze the gnocchi? A: Yes, uncooked gnocchi freezes well. Just cook it directly from frozen when ready to use.

‘Aardappel-Gnocchi with Tomato Champignonsaus’ is more than just a dish; it’s a culinary journey that celebrates the fusion of different cultures and flavors. Whether you’re a fan of Dutch cuisine, an Italian food enthusiast, or someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen, this dish offers a unique gastronomic experience. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and let’s embark on this exciting culinary adventure together!

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