Fall is the season of the squash, with pumpkin pies, jack-o-lanterns and plenty of pumpkin-flavored goodies being touted in stores and cafés. So if you’re in the market for a yummy hot dinner recipe, look no further than this Pumpkin Gnocchi!
Not only is it rich and satisfying, but with pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese and nutmeg as ingredients, this fall dish is sure to be a hit well into the winter months.
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 ¾ cups flour
½ tsp mace or nutmeg
2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
½ Tbsp butter (unsalted)
½ Tbsp oil
Fresh sage (minced)
Mix eggs, pumpkin puree and ricotta cheese until smooth. Add mace and salt and adjust to taste as needed. Fold in flour in thirds with spatula, then place flour mixture into piping bag with a large round tip. Let rest for 20 minutes.
Pipe out gnocchi onto a floured cutting board and roll gently in flour to coat the entire dough. Cut the gnocchi to your preferred size and place on a floured cookie sheet, and then place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Blanch the gnocchi in boiling salted water until it floats. Add butter and oil to a hot nonstick sauté pan, and once butter is melted, add gnocchi to pan and sauté quickly to coat.
Garnish with fresh sage, serve and enjoy (serves 4)!
Photo Credit: Vala Thoroddsen courtesy Elegant Affairs
Andrea Correale is the President of Elegant Affairs, a five-star, full-service catering and event-planning company, which has been serving social, corporate and philanthropic clients across Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons for over the past decade. Having worked with clients like Billy Joel, Russell Simmons, Ivana Trump, Mariah Carey and Natalie Cole, Elegant Affairs’ President Andrea Correale and her team know how to cater for the world’s most discriminating palates.
Elegant Affairs is the exclusive on-site caterer for The Player’s, the historic club in Gramercy Park in New York City, and the Nassau County Museum of Art, a stunning mansion on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Andrea is also a regular contributor to celebrations.com.
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Girl Talk Time: Will you be trying out this delicious recipe? What’s your fave fall comfort food? What’s your favorite pumpkin dish?