This easy homemade gnocchi recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin after Halloween. Used instead of traditional potato, the mashed pumpkin gives the finished gnocchi a beautiful golden colour and sweet taste. Cooked with a simple sage butter sauce, this recipe is sure to warm you up on chilly autumnal evenings.
- 400g/3 cups leftover pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2.5cm cubes
- 120g/1 cup ricotta, drained
- 50g/1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 200g/1 cup plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 60g/half stick salted butter
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 20 sage leaves
Steam the pumpkin in a colander set over a pan of simmering water or a steamer pan for 20 mins, or until very soft and tender.
Using a potato masher, mash the steamed pumpkin to a smooth purée. Line a surface with kitchen paper and spread the pumpkin purée over before patting dry to ensure you remove as much moisture as possible.
In a bowl or food processor, mix the pumpkin purée, ricotta, grated Parmesan, the egg, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine, then add the flour and use a wooden spoon to mix to a soft dough, taking care not to ‘overmix’.
Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and cut into 4. Roll each piece into a 1.5cm wide log. Cut the log into 2cm pieces using a floured knife. Gently mark each gnocchi with the back of a floured fork to achieve the traditional ridges.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Tip in the gnocchi and cook for 1-2 mins, until they rise to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Add the butter and, once melted, add the sage leaves. Fry for 1-2 mins, until the sage is crispy. Add the gnocchi and fry for 2 mins or until starting to brown.
Season with pepper and extra Parmesan.
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Please can there also be like a video of this?
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