Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin gnocchi, are Italian pasta dumplings made with pumpkin and seasoned with a sage brown butter for a simple side dish to an autumn meal.
Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Gnocchi

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #PumpkinWeek. Our generous sponsors Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani and Cabot Cheeses  have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

My recipe of the day is for pumpkin gnocchi, an autumn version of the traditional Italian potato  dumplings, as part of #PumpkinWeek, which is  a sponsored  blogger  event with lots of fun, recipes, and a giveaway.

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.

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Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
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Pumpkin Gnocchi

Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch from The Crumby Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Smoothie from Red Cottage Chronicles
Pumpkin Fizzy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Cheese Curd In Paradise

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Donut Cake from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pecan Monkey Bread from Love & Confections
Pumpkin Shakshuka from Food Above Gold

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Pumpkin Gnocchi from Palatable Pastime
Vegan Savory Stuffed Mini Pumpkins from The Baking Fairy

Pumpkin Desserts:
Pumpkin Cake Rolls with Maple Buttercream Filling from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Pie Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake from Daily Dish Recipes

Remember to  check back  tomorrow for  more new recipes and fun!

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Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian


Gnocchi Dough:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Sage Brown Butter Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • additional whole leaves for garnish


  • Mix together the gnocchi dough ingredients and knead until all the flour is taken up.
  • Bring a soup pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Divide dough into four parts and roll each part out into a 12-inch rope on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut dough into lengths about 3/4-inch.
  • Press dough pieces against a gnocchi board, smooshing it lightly with your thumb and dragging it across the ridges. It will flatten and curl naturally.
  • Alternatively, you can press them with fork tines or roll into balls, but we both know you are going to love how easy and delicious these are, so just cough up the few bucks and buy the board from a gourmet shop, k? It's FUN.
  • You don't need to flour excessively, and if they try to stick to the board, just dip your fingers in flour when you handle them and that should be quite enough. It's not a biggie.
  • Drop them into boiling water (with a little space, not on top of each other) and cook until they rise to the surface and stay (they will bob a few times before that).
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Brown the butter in a skillet with the minced sage and toss with gnocchi.
  • If you like, fry the whole leaves for a minute or two until they get crisp, and drain. These are tasty. Do LOTS.
  • This is why you have that huge sage plant in the garden right? No? Get two packs of sage leaves at the market then. 😉
  • Besides brown butter, these are also good with other sauces like alfredo, or also in soup. I garnished mine with fried sage leaves and a sprinkle of Parm cheese and black pepper.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword gnocchi, pumpkin
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Pumpkin Gnocchi

7 responses

    • I thought they were fantastic! Great pumpkin flavor without being too pumpkiny, if you know what I mean. Very gnocchi!

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