Gnocchi with Cream of Acorn Squash and Borgonzola Cheese

This creamy gnocchi make a great first course or "primo piatto". Sweet roasted acorn squash are pureed with a bit of butter and sage and tossed with the hot gnocchi and dotted with fresh Borgonzola cheese. The pungent cheese gets all melty and nicely offsets the sweetness of the squash.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 small acorn squash

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi

  • 4 ounces Borgonzola cheese, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cut acorn squash into quarters, remove seeds, brush with olive oil, and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast squash in the preheated oven until tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

  4. Remove squash from oven and scrape the flesh from the skins into a deep bowl. Discard the skins. Add butter, sage, and salt. Using a immersion blender, puree the squash.

  5. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi and cook until they float, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove gnocchi from the water and place directly into the pureed squash. Add 1 or 2 ladlefuls of the hot cooking water. Toss lightly. Immediately divide onto 4 serving plates and dot with the Borgonzola cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
25g Fat
29g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 815mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 206mg 16%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 495mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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