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Gnocchi with Asian-Inspired Butter Sauce

An unforgettable Asian-inspired recipe that’s ready and on the table in under 30 minutes. To make this dinner truly quick and easy, start with store-bought potato gnocchi, but feel free to go fully homemade when you have a little time to spare! Add Asian flair to your Italian delicacy with some Asian-inspired seasoning. Toss together gnocchi, mushrooms, broccoli, and the delectable sauce for a tasty weeknight dinner. Serve with a simple side salad.


Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

¼ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, grated
⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups white button mushrooms, sliced
6 ounces baby broccoli florets, stems trimmed
1 pound potato gnocchi
⅓ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Make sauce by heating ¼ cup of unsalted butter over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn heat off.
  2. Cook gnocchi according to package directions while preparing the next step.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes. Add broccoli to pan and cover with lid. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Combine gnocchi, sauce, and vegetable mixture in pan and gently stir well to coat gnocchi. Heat 1-2 minutes longer. Serve hot garnished with basil.


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