Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Turkey & Mushroom Cream Sauce


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

A quick and delicious meal made with sweet potato gnocchi, leftover turkey, and a fab homemade mushroom cream sauce! This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover turkey you may have during the holidays this year.
Gnocchi with Turkey & Mushroom Cream Sauce We’re in the last week of our Spending Strike Challenge out here in Eastern Iowa. While I have not cut out all spending, I have done a pretty good job of not buying many groceries, and instead eating out of my pantry and freezers. The means, we’ve been eating a lot beef, ham, and a bit of venison.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Turkey & Mushroom Cream Sauce

But very little poultry until now. I’d been craving some white meat but was reluctant to buy any because it would violate the rules I made when Kelli and decided to Strike together. So, I took a good luck in the freezer, and what do you think I found? A turkey!! Sweet! It certainly qualifies for white meat, and one turkey, even a smallish one {which mine was} can provide quite a number of different meals. The first thing I did with my turkey was roast it in my beloved Le Creuset dutch oven. It was really good roasted in that pot. I‘ve said it before, but I will repeat it – I. Love. The Le Creuset. Dutch. Oven. I highly recommend you put one on your wish list if you don’t already own one. 😉

I had quite a lot of turkey left over, and my original plan was to make turkey tetrazzini following Good Not Perfect’s recipe. BUT – wouldn’t you know it. We were out of noodles, so I couldn’t do that. I did find some sweet potato gnocchi in my pantry though and decided to try a new recipe!

Gnocchi are traditionally served with tomato sauce, but I wanted to do something a little different. A quick google search for gnoochi, mushrooms, and turkey yielded a Rachel Ray recipe for gnocchi with a turkey and mushroom tomato gravy. I thought elements of her recipe sounded good so I adapted it to fit my taste and pantry. I have to tell you, the end result was really, really good! I highly recommend this recipe.

Yield: 4-6 main dish servings

Gnocchi with Turkey & Mushroom Cream Sauce

Gnocchi with Turkey & Mushroom Cream Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 - 1 pound white button mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound chopped cooked turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 pounds gnocchi
  • Grated Parmesan or Gruyere, to garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and bay leaf and cook until onions and garlic are soft and fragrant and mushrooms are lightly browned, 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the Worcestershire sauce and stock and raise the heat to medium high. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Add the turkey and heat until the mixture bubbles.
  4. Cook the gnoochi in a large pot of boiling water for one to two minutes, or until they float. Then drain.
  5. While the gnocchi are cooking, add the half and half to the turkey mushroom sauce and simmer only until warmed through.
  6. Serve the gnocchi in a bowl with a bit of the sauce and garnish with cheese.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2779Total Fat: 78gSaturated Fat: 48gCholesterol: 505mgSodium: 5315mgCarbohydrates: 329gSugar: 27gProtein: 204g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram tagging @simplifylivelove! I love to see your photos!

This is a great way to use up leftover holiday turkey! The recipe was a hit with my whole family.

Have you had gnocchi before? How do you cook it?

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

You May Also Like:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. This looks delicious! I would love to find a good low-ingredient Gnocchi to use (since making it seems too labor intensive for practical purposes). What brand did you find, and did it have a decent ingredient list?

    1. Hi Laura! I got the gnocchi at Costco. The ingredient list is okay…but probably not ideal. They were made in Italy and are called Pasta di Casa Mia Gnocchi. I would feel pretty safe buying gnocchi at Trader Joe’s. Honestly, I’ve had these gnocchi in my pantry for a looooong time. They needed to be eaten or tossed. 🙂