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Challenge 8: Simple Butternut Squash Gnocchi


I have always felt that making homemade pasta was much to long of a process for me to undertake but with this simple recipe from Fine Cooking for rustic butternut squash gnocchi it was really easy! I explicitly followed the recipe including roasting the butternut squash with water which ensures the it doesn't caramelize. For me, caramelizing the butternut squash enhances the flavor, so next time and for anyone else that tries this recipe, I would let it brown just a little bit since it enhances the flavor so much. The whole process is still more complicated than just buying a bag of pasta but I think this dish would make an excellent side dish for Thanksgiving with its rich and decadent flavor. Don't fear homemade pasta any longer and get started on your very own butternut squash gnocchi.

How to Make Butternut Squash Gnocchi photosRoasted butternut squash in the oven with water in the cookie sheet. 
After chilling the dough use a disposal  pastry bag or plastic bag with a 1/2 inch whole cut in the tip. 
Once cooked, place the gnocchi in a cold water bath. 
Dry the gnocchi on a clean kitchen towel. 
Add the gnocchi to the melted butter and sage. 
Melt butter and sage in a saute pan. 
Top with shredded smoked mozzarella. 
And enjoy!
suziryder suziryder 3 years 45 weeks
Looks great, but I think you missed a step between roasting the squash and having a dough..... like, um, the whole recipe...
pink-pirate pink-pirate 3 years 45 weeks
Where's the recipe? All I can see is the slide show.