Superfood Siobhan

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Pumpkin Gnocchi

By Sunday, December 08, 2013 , , , ,

This is a twist on my absolutely delicious sweet potato gnocchi and it was just as delicious. The pumpkin gives the gnocchi a gorgeous orange colour and also gives you 1 of your vegetables for the day without even realising! I love the combination of pumpkin and pesto, so my favourite way to enjoy this is with a generous dollop of my basil walnut pesto


Serves 3-4 people as a main dish

You will need:

2 cups pumpkin puree (I used 1 can)
2 cups gluten free flour (I used buckwheat)

Simply combine put the pumpkin in a bowl and add 1 cup of flour and a pinch of salt, and using your hands, knead well until it makes a dough. Continuing to add flour until it reaches the desired consistency, which is a consistency similar to a bread dough, that it's still moist, but doesn't stick to your fingers.

Once you've got your dough, now comes the fun part. Split the dough into 4 even sections, then roll each section out into long sausages, about the thickness of your thumb. Once you have your sausages, use the edge of a fork to section the gnocchi up into pieces just a little bigger than the thickness of your thumb. Once you have all your individual gnocchi, use the fork again to lightly squash and indent the gnocchi with the striped pattern.

To cook the gnocchi is simple: bring a big pot of water to the boil and add the gnocchi. Once the water comes back up to a rolling boil, allow the gnocchi for cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they all start to float on top. Then simply drain and combine with your favourite sauce!

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10 comments

  1. I just made this and it was absolutely delicious! It was slightly sweet and so easy to make. I ended up using spelt flour, which worked well. This is my first recipe I have tried of yours, but I am definitely planning on making more in the very near future!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this, let me know what you think of my other recipes! :)

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  2. Can you do this with normal pumpkin and just steam it and mash it into a puree?

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  3. What type of Sauce did you use? Is it the avocado green sauce that is posted in another recipe?

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    1. I say at the start of the recipe, I like this with my Basil Walnut Pesto!

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  4. This was so easy and delicious! I used buckwheat flour too and mine turned out very dark. I subbed almonds for walnuts and the pesto was great, too. I've been following your instagram for a while but this is the first recipe I've tried from your blog. I knew it would be good so I also snagged the ingredients for the sweet potato chili for later this week. You are wonderful!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear this! The buckwheat flour makes them quite dense and dark, but the flavour is delicious. I hope you love the chili too!

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  5. Oops! Sorry, I just read it. Thanks for answering though! (: I love your recipes blog! I tried the broccoli soup and it was delicious.

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