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Butternut Squash Gnocchi…..mmmmmmhmmmmmmm

on December 15, 2011

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

This is a simple recipe, it does have to rest for a while, but it has little prep time and easy to find ingredients! I saw this recipe on YouTube, and thought it would be an easy one to make…and I was right!! This gnocchi is  lighter than the potato gnocchi, which I really don’t care for…usually because they make me feel like i swallowed mini bricks! Gnocchi can me made with various ingredients, but egg, flour and cheese are usually the main staples…traditionally they are made with potato, but times are changing and you can virtually make gnocchi  anything, Spinach gnocchi, potato gnocchi, butternut squash gnocchi, pumpkin gnocchi (mmmmm), anyways! This recipe is pretty freaking awesome….so awesome my son loved it and tore it up, plus he ate some of mine and daddy’s!

The flavor of the sweet squash and the salty cheeses, play sooo well together; I didn’t use a tomato sauce with this gnocchi…I just added a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, You can serve these with browned butter, tomato sauce or pesto…i would just use the browned butter! This recipe is easy, but it will have to rest for a while so that the dough can firm up. IF YOU CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG….do it before you go to work, that way when you get home, you can make them then! It might drive you nuts, that in your fridge at home sits the best thing you will put in your mouth that whole day….but don’t go home on your lunch and make them…and don’t go home early “sick”….just wait and all will be rewarded when you make them for dinner!

RECIPE:

  • 2cups butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8oz mascarpone, or cream cheese ( I used homemade Roasted Garlic Mascarpone)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1cup flour

Start by cooking the squash in the microwave, you can do it in the oven…but I mean you dont want to waste extra time doing this! JUST MICROWAVE IT for 7-8min. Once done, let it cool!

This is my hubby's plate!

This is my hubby's plate!

Once cooled, add the mascarpone, eggs, salt, cheese and whisk!

Sift in the flour and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight!

(Well it’s the next day! That was fast!) 

Start boiling water in a shallow pot, you can salt the water….but its not needed

Melt 1tbsp of butter in a saute pan, once melted turn off the burner. TURN IT BACK ON ONCE YOU HAVE PLOPPED IN THE GNOCCHIS

When the gnocchi float to the top, transfer them to the hot butter and crisp up the gnocchi!

this will make big batch…so cook what you will and fry. You can boil the remaining batter and keep them in the fridge or freezer!

SERVE with the browned butter and the a sprinkle of Parmesan!

I posted the video on my YouTube channel….hope you enjoy!

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