08 February 2012

Pumpkin Gnocchi

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When I made pumpkin waffles the other day I opened a can of pumpkin, but I didn't use the whole can so I needed to find something to make that used canned pumpkin. I wasn't feeling cookies so I hopped on Pinterest and did a search for pumpkin. I stumbled across the idea of pumpkin gnocchi. Every recipe was a little different. So after evaluating a few recipes this is what I came up with. Most of the recipes I saw served the gnocchi with browned butter and sage, sprinkled with a little Parmesan cheese. I saw one that tossed them in olive oil with some caramelized onions. I did olive oil and onions and sprinkled it with Parmesan. Having eaten them I can say, they had a pretty good texture. I couldn't really taste the pumpkin which makes me think that you could use them in place of potato gnocchi in any gnocchi dish. I've never made potato gnocchi, but I watched my hubby's cousin make them once and these pumpkin gnocchi seem a lot easier. I would definitely make them again....tossed in a good pesto sauce.


Pumpkin Gnocchi
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 - 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Mix together egg and pumpkin. Add flour and salt, adding enough flour to make a soft dough that isn't too sticky. Knead the dough for a minute and then roll it out into 3 or 4 long thin rolls about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the rolls into 1/2 inch pieces and then roll the pieces in flour lightly shaking off any excess. Roll the pieces over a gnocchi board or a fork to give them the ridges. Cook the gnocchi in boiling water in small batches until it floats to the surface, about 2-3 minutes, remove and set aside to drain. Use as desired.

6 comments :

  1. Hi, I found you via Miz Helen's Country Kitchen. These gnocchi look delicious! I've been too intimidated to try making them, but I will give your recipe a go! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. I love pumpkin and I love gnocchi...but I would NEVER have thought to combine them! They look delish!

    Found you through Shine On Friday :-)

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  3. Hi Erin,
    I just love Gnocchi and the pumpkin Gnocchi looks awesome, we would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. what a good idea! we have a pie-pumpkin still from before christmas just yearning to be used. maybe i'll make gnocchi out of it. for sure!

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  5. I will have to try this, by oldest boy loves gnocchi. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  6. This is a good way to get some veggies in! Thanks for sharing!

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