Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crispy Sage


Pumpkin Gnocchis | Cooking on the Front Burner

I'm super excited that it is the 12th of the month so we can share with you what the #12bloggers have been up to with this month's ingredient of squash (think pumpkin, butternut, etc).  Whether it be sweet or savory you desire, we have you covered with some fantastic recipes!  Being Italian you would think I would have made gnocchis before. Sure, I've had some but have never given them a try.  So this month I brought to the show these Pumpkin Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sauce topped with crispy sage. Perfect for the fall or any time!

Being this was my first time, I was a bit worried they may turn into little lead balloons.  I've heard the key is not overworking the dough and not adding in too much flour.  These were dense but definitely the right consistency and with the brown butter sauce and sage - perfecto! 


Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes
Yield 2-4 servings
Ingredients 
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg yolk
  • About 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8-10 fresh sage leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. To make gnocchi combine the pumpkin, egg, salt and nutmeg. Add in by wooden spoon the flour until a soft dough forms (up to 1 1/4 cups flour or a tad more).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 1 minute and then form into 4 rolls about 1" in diameter.
  3. Cut off about an inch and roll onto a gnocchi board to get ridges (or use a fork)
  4. Set aside until all are done
  5. In a large sauce pan bring water to boil and add about 2 teaspoons of salt.
  6. In small batches, place gnocchi in water - they will float to top when done. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Repeat until all are done.
  7. In a medium skillet add the butter and heat over medium heat. Add sage leaves and cook until butter starts to brown. Remove from heat, remove leaves then place gnocchi in skillet and place on low heat until they are heated through (season with salt and pepper to taste)
  8. Remove and dish up - top with crispy sage and sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired.
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How to make pumpkin gnocchis

Pumpkin Gnocchis | Cooking on the Front Burner

Pumpkin Gnocchis | Cooking on the Front Burner

Here are the other recipes to check out!


Baked Pizza Spaghetti Squash by Big Bear's Wife 
Pumpkin Gnocchi by Cooking on the Front Burner
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Chorizo and Butternut Squash Hash by Thyme for Cocktails
Pumpkin Fritters by Bread Booze Bacon 
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by Pink Cake Plate
Hearty Squash and Green Bean Chili by I Love My Disorganized Life
Pumpkin Pie Pops by See Vanessa Craft
Crockpot Potato Stuff Squash by Around My Family Table


We enjoyed these with a bit of shredded parmesan cheese.

Pumpkin Gnocchis | Cooking on the Front Burner

Other squash recipes you might enjoy:






27 comments:

  1. We absolutely love making gnocchi at home! I love this season flare with the pumpkin!

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  2. I love gnocchi, Deb, and this fall version with pumpkin and sage looks just delicious!

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  3. Gnocchii is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes. I can just imagine how delicious it would be with pumpkin and sage!

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  4. I totally have a Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe photographed....of course....because clearly we're the same person when it comes to food!!! Looks amazing, Deb! ;)

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  5. I want to get one of those gnocchi boards - I have been using the tines of a fork when I make gnocchi! I have never made pumpkin gnocchi but I can see it on my plate in the near future!!

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love that you made these, and I want them right now!

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  7. Oh yum! This is the perfect fall dinner recipe!

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  8. I never knew there was such a thing as a gnocchi board to make ridges. Buying one now!

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  9. This looks beautiful! Love the combination of brown butter and sage. They're magical together! :)

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  10. I don't know if I've ever seen such perfect looking gnocchi! What an amazing first attempt that was. :) I only tried once and it was a disaster but after seeing these, I want to try again!

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  11. This is such a beautiful dish! Love that pumpkin color and of course gnocchi is the best!

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  12. I'm envious of your perfect pumpkin gnocchi! I've never made gnocchi but I want to! I've just been super nervous about it!

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  13. Deb, these are GORGEOUS! I always fail at rolling gnocchi and am impressed with your skills ;)

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  14. These gnocchi sound amazing! I so want to make them. :) I have only tried making homemade gnocchi once, and the results were okay, lol. But this recipe of your's makes me want to give it a go again soon.

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  15. I have always wanted to make homemade gnocchi and this looks sooo easy & delicious!

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  16. Okay I absolutely love Gnocchi but have always been afraid to make it. You have inspired me though! I need to give it a try! Looks amazing!

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  17. I've never tried Gnocchi before, but this makes me want to try it very soon!

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  18. Looks delicious! I make Gnocchi occasionally, but never thought to flavor it with pumpkin. Pinning for later!

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  19. Oh, wow, this looks absolutely amazing. A perfect fall dish. I definitely will save this recipe!

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  20. Oh yum yum! I have never made gnocchi, but I've eaten my share of it! This is perfect for fall! Visiting from creative ways!

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  21. Warning to people trying to make these...if your pumpkin is too wet, it will demand too much flour, which will make it come out dense and not very pumpkiny.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. My pumpkin seemed ok. I wondering if cooking it down a bit if too watery to make it drier would help. I'll try that next time if mind seems too watery.

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  22. Could you use whole-wheat flour? ( I have never made gnocchi before but I think this will be my first attempt!)

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    1. I haven't tried it with whole wheat so I'm not sure...maybe use half and half. Sorry I don't know the answer.

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