Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Blue Pumpkin Gnocchi

 
51f9cabc8b09f1e6202b 550
75

Blue pumpkin!? We got one from our local farm and came up with this recipe to give a try cooking with it. Regular pie pumpkin can be used but if you find yourself with a blue pumpkin here's a good way to use it.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

50

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

Gnocchi
1 ½ pounds pumpkin
fresh, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (or 1-1/2 cups purée)
2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
1 x black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
*
1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Sauce
½ cup butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons thyme
fresh
*
1 x Parmesan cheese
shaved, for garnish
*

Directions

If using fresh pumpkin, place the cubes in saucepan and cover with boiling water.

Simmer over medium-high heat until the pumpkin becomes soft and tender. Drain and reserve the pumpkin.

Process the pumpkin in a food processor then place a sieve over a bowl.

Force the pumpkin through the sieve to create a smooth purée.

Add the pumpkin to the saucepan along with 2 tablespoons of the butter.

Cook over low heat, stirring frequently to avoid scorching until the pumpkin becomes thickened and dried. This should take about 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and add the egg yolk, flour salt and pepper while beating vigorously until just combined.

The mixture should form a soft dough.

To make the gnocchi:

Roll about a tablespoon of dough in the palm of your hand to form and oblong disk.

Use a gnocchi board or the tines of a fork the press light against one side of the dish to make indentations.

Place the formed gnocchi onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or wax paper. If not cooking immediately cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. This can be completed up to four hours in advance.

When ready to cook bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Make the sauce by combining the butter and thyme in a small skillet. Place over low heat and simmer until the butter turns golden.

Cook the gnocchi a few at a time in the boiling water until they rise to the surface of the water. Transfer them with a slotted spoon to a warmed platter or baking pan. Keep warm in an oven set to 250 degrees F if needed.

To serve, drizzle the gnocchi with the butter sauce, and top with ribbons of parmesan and a few grinds of fresh black pepper.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review

 

 

Comments


Saint Louis, United States
 over 6 years ago

This recipe looks good! Looking forward to trying with the blue pumpkin we grew in the backyard. Saving seeds for this year! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 250g (8.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 46659% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 47%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 644mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 549% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 24%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

The Healthy Recipe

Health and nutrition news that’s easy to digest…
A variety of winter squash: Turban, Hubbard, Carnival (Acorn), Butternut, Spaghetti Squash, Kuri and mini-pumpkins

Winter Squash, Thick Skin, Warts, Weird or Scary but Don’t Be Afraid of this Flavor Packed Nutritional Powerhouse

Autumn is the perfect time of year to try Winter Squash. Unlike the varieties of squash that are available throughout the summer, Winter Squash is known for its hard shell and odd shape. Whether shopping at a Farmer's Market or the grocery store, it's hard to miss the weird shaped vegetables that are now available in abundance.

A blue pumpkin, generally only found at Fall Farmers Markets

At the Fall Market: Squash, Apples and Blue Pumpkins?

The rich colors of autumn are captured in the gorgeous produce that is available at fall farmers markets across the country. Delicious fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, apples, pears, plums, corn and sweet potatoes are coming into season.

More breaking news

 

Add Photo

Up to 1MB in size, .jpg format

 

Founded in 1996.

© 2019 Sean Wenzel & Infinite Networks Inc. All rights reserved.
171A Rink Street, Suite 148, Peterborough, ON, CA K9J 2J6 +1.888.959.4335

 

Live Feed