Acorn Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

I love gnocchi and have never made it before.  I had been sent a recipe for gnocchi a long time ago and came across it when I was looking for our new recipe of the week.  I made some changes to it and think I have come up with a really good recipe.

Acorn Squash Gnocchi


1 acorn squash (big enough for 2 cups)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour, plus more for when making
3 Tbl melted butter
1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
Fresh sage

1. Cut acorn squash in half and scrape out the seeds.  Place face down on a tin foil lined cookie sheet.  Spray some oil on the tin foil.  Place in a 350 degree oven.  Cook for about 30 minutes and then turn the squash over and cook for another 20 – 30 minutes or until the squash is tender and a fork goes in easily.  Take out and cool.





2. Scoop out the squash and put 2 cups into a large bowl.


3. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg – mix.



4. Add the flour, one cup at a time, until dough forms (the dough will pull away from the side of the bowl).



5. Turn the dough out onto a well floured work surface.  With well floured hands knead the dough about 10 – 12 times.





6. Divide dough in half, wrapping one half in plastic wrap.

7. With the other half, taking pieces off, roll into a long rope in your hands.  Lay rope on the work space and cut into 1″ pieces with a knife – form and place pieces on a floured baking sheet  or parchment lined baking sheet and set aside.  Repeat with remaining dough.





8. Melt and brown the butter in a small saucepan.  Chop sage and add to butter.  Once done place to side.

9. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 


10. While the water is boiling, grated the cheese.


11. Boil gnocchi until they rise to the surface, about 4 minutes – take out with a slotted spoon about 30 seconds after that.  Make sure all the water is drained.

12. Place gnocchi in a bowl, toss with the sage butter sauce and cheese.  Serve.

This made a lot of gnocchi – I froze some and we will have it again this week.


Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2011
This entry was posted in Recipes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Acorn Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

  1. Candace says:

    Wow! You make this look easy. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *