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Pumpkin Gnocchi in Sage Sauce

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"A simple recipe for homemade gnocchi. Perfect for the pumpkin-everything time of year! An extra hand in the kitchen can greatly reduce the prep time. Top with Parmesan cheese and prepare to eat way too much!"
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 542
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Prick holes in potato with a fork and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.
  2. Remove potato from microwave and set aside until cool enough to handle. Peel off and discard skin. Grate potato with a cheese grater. Measure grated potato (you should have approximately 2 cups) and place into a large bowl. Mix in pumpkin puree. Add flour (an amount equal to the grated potato), whisked egg, and 1 teaspoon salt; mix until dough just comes together in a smooth, but not too sticky, ball.
  3. Roll dough on a lightly floured work surface into a rope. Flatten the rope slightly and cut into squares that are just under 1 inch. Dip a fork into oil, press lightly onto a square of dough, and roll the fork to create a gnocchi shape. Repeat to shape remaining gnocchi.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Working in batches, drop gnocchi into boiling water in a single layer, and cook until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate and repeat with remaining gnocchi. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  5. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add gnocchi in single layers to the skillet and fry undisturbed until crispy on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining gnocchi.
  6. Melt 2 tablespoons butter for the sauce in the same skillet over low heat. Add garlic and sage; cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream and flour; stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually whisk 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking water into the flour mixture. Continue to whisk in cooking water, 2 tablespoons at a time, until sauce is desired consistency. Add gnocchi to the skillet and toss to coat with sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl or serve straight out of the skillet.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Make sure you use pumpkin puree, and not pumpkin pie filling!
  • I prefer a thicker sauce, so I add 2 tablespoons of flour and usually don't put in all the reserved cooking water. Start with 1 tablespoon of flour and test it out.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 542 calories; 24.1 71.4 11 92 1456 Full nutrition

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