Garlic & Shallot Gnocchi in a Brie Cream Sauce

Gnocchi in a rich cream sauce made with Brie cheese melted right in.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, pasta
Cuisine American, Canadian, Italian
Keyword brie, cheese, creamy, garlic, gnocchi, parmesan, shallot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 500 grams gnocchi uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 100 grams Brie thinly sliced with the rinds removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: fresh parsley to garnish chopped


  • Cook gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Reserve ½ cup of the starchy pasta water before draining.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet on medium-high. Add shallots and cook until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add garlic. Cook until fragrant, 2-3 minutes
  • Add heavy cream and starchy pasta water and cook until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Parmesan, Brie and butter and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add cooked gnocchi and toss to coat in the sauce. Serve with fresh parsley.

3 thoughts on “Garlic & Shallot Gnocchi in a Brie Cream Sauce

  1. I tried this recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I made chicken tenders as an additional protein and it tasted great with the garlic brie sauce. Would highly recommend this recipe to anyone.

  2. Tried this tonight and added some roasted butternut squash and brussel sprouts. Before serving I put it into a cast iron skillet, topped with some parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts it came together even quicker than expected and I was very tasty. I’ve never made a sauce with pasta water as a thickener before and was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. Will definitely make this again and enjoy playing around with the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!

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