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pumpkin gnocchi, a halloween supper

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As its Halloween tomorrow we thought we’d treat you to a Halloween inspired pumpkin dish. This gnocchi dish is quick to prepare and serve up, essential when you’ve hungry mouths to feed who are eager to finish dinner and get outside guising. We’ve used fresh pumpkin gnocchetti from Biona, as its tasty and super quick to use as no pre-cooking of the gnocchi required. However use whatever kind you can source easily and pasta if your kids don’t like gnocchi.

pumpkin gnocchi


  • 1 small pumpkin or butternut or onion squash (peeled and diced)
  • 1 leek (white part only, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp sage leaves (finely shredded)
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 125 ml single cream
  • 400g pumpkin gnocchi (cooked as per packet instructions)
  • salt and pepper


Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the leek, garlic and pumpkin and saute gently until the pumpkin is soft. Add the shredded sage leaves and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Increase the heat and add the wine and saute quickly to reduce the liquid to half the consistency. Stir through the cream, cooked gnocchi and plently salt and pepper and serve immediately.


We've used pumpkin gnocchetti from biona as its nice and quick, but any gnocchi will do. If you make your own, then so much the better.

If you don't like gnocchi, this recipe works just as well with pasta.

If making for children, then you could substitute the wine for some vegetable stock, and if easier to get them to eat blitz the sauce.

This recipe has been shared to CookBlogShare, click on the link for recipes by fellow food bloggers.


14 thoughts on “pumpkin gnocchi, a halloween supper

  1. Ooh I love the sound of this! Butternut Squash must be one of my favourite veg (fruit?) at this time of year and teaming it with lovely gnocchi would be something hubby & I would both devour!
    Angela x

    1. Thank you Angela, I agree I do love butternut squash, thankfully so do both my kids so it’s an easy family meal. Lesley x

  2. I love gnocchi and so do my kids. They call them “little pillows” lol. To be honest they can call them what they like as long as they eat them ;). Perfect autumnal mid week supper, easy and delicious, yum! x

    1. Thank you Jo, it is a very quick midweek dish, low effort lots of flavour. Lesley x

  3. Lovely dish for Halloween and especially if you use the leftover pumpkin after carving one. I haven’t tried gnocchi on my children for a while so it’s definitely time I tried again

    1. Thanks Corina, I’ve managed to get one of my kids to enjoy gnocchi, I’m a long way off convincing my youngest! Lesley x

  4. I love the seasonality of this dish. We rarely eat gnocchi, but this recipe gives me the perfect excuse to try it again!

    1. Thank you Michelle like you I love a seasonal recipe. Lesley x

  5. This sounds delicious! Just a shame my kids hate gnocchi (I know – I’m not sure what I did wrong 🙁 ) Oh well all the more for me!!! Eb x

    1. Same in my house Eb, I’ve always to cook pasta for my youngest who refused to eat potato in any form! Lesley x

  6. Yummy! I love pumpkin season and this meal sounds so good! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    1. You’re welcome Kirsty, I do love pumpkin and this is a favourite for me. Thanks Lesley x

  7. I’ve never had gnocchi, I pride myself on trying everything but somehow it’s never come up! perhaps now is the time!! Great recipe! x #cookblogshare

    1. Thank you Donna, the recipe works just as well with pasta if you’ve no gnocchi. Lesley x

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