Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Garlic Butter
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 40minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 40minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Gnocchi
Portobello Mushrooms and Pine Nuts
To cook the gnocchi
Instructions
Gnocchi
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. Slice the top and bottom off of the squash and then cut in half longways. Remove the seeds with a spoon and peel off the skin with a vegetable peeler.
  3. Slice the squash into 1 inch slices, and place in the boiling water.
  4. Let the squash boil for 20-25 minutes, or until you can easily puncture it with a fork.
  5. Remove the squash and drain out ALL of the water.
  6. Place the squash into a blender or food processor and process for about 1 minute, or until completely smooth.
  7. Place squash pure in a large bowl and add in the egg and salt and stir together. Slowly add the flour, 1 c at a time. Stir after adding each cup. Add in the parmesan cheese and knead the dough until well combined.
  8. Place the dough on a heavily floured surface and knead until the dough forms a ball (you may need to add a bit more flour to the dough, depending on how sticky it is).
  9. Take a large hunk of dough and place it on a floured surface. Roll into a rope and then cut into 1 inch pieces. Place on a floured plate or wax paper.
  10. Bring another pot of salted water to a boil, and add in 10 gnocchi at a time. They should be in the water for about 30 seconds before they rise to the top. When they float to the top, remove them from the water with a slotted spoon. Place on a clean plate.
Portobello Mushrooms
  1. Remove the brown spongy inside of the mushroom by scraping it with the top of your knife.
  2. Slice mushrooms into thin slices.
  3. Melt the butter in a large sautee pan on medium heat. Add in the garlic , pine nuts and the mushrooms. Stir with a silicone spatula, coating everything in the butter. Cook off the mushrooms (about 5 minutes)- they should be dark brown and flimsy when they are finished.
  4. In another frying pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter on medium heat. Add in 2 cloves of garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the gnocchi, stirring occasionally for about 4-5 minutes. The point of this step is to lightly crisp the gnocchi.
  5. Add cooked mushrooms and pine nuts to gnocchi pan, toss with fresh sage and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with parmesan on top.