- 1 package instant mashed potatoes, (3.74 oz / 106 g), Idaho Spuds roasted garlic flavor
- 2 cups water, boiling
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour, , whole wheat, all-purpose or gluten free
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sage, thinly sliced into strips
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced, about 2 cloves
- 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock, or broth
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
In a medium sized bowl add the entire package of instant mashed potatoes and 2 cups boiling water. Stir until thickened. Make a well in the center and add 2 cups flour, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt if using unflavored instant potatoes. Mix with a spoon, then gently knead in the bowl or on a floured surface, dusting with more flour as needed, until dough is smooth, but not elastic, and dry to the touch, about 2 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 pieces. On a lightly floured surface roll into long rope, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces, dust with flour and arrange in a single layer on a floured rimmed baking sheet. If desired you can use a gnocchi board to add ridges on the sides of the pasta, or lightly pressing and rolling them with the tines of a fork to add texture. The process will go much quicker without adding the ridges. Set aside and make the sauce.
Heat a large saute pan and olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add sage leaves and fry until fragrant and lightly golden in color. Add the garlic and shallots and cook, frequently stirring for about 1 to 2 minutes, until tender but not browned. Add milk, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, salt, and pepper, whisk to combine. Stir and simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes, until mixture is slightly thickened. Add parmesan cheese and whisk to combine. Add more chicken stock or milk to thin out sauce if needed, adding a tablespoon at a time. Taste sauce and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Keep warm over low heat as you cook the gnocchi.
Bring a medium sized pot of salted water to a boil. Work in batches and cook gnocchi for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they float to the surface. Stir once after 30 seconds to make sure gnocchi are not stuck to the bottom. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked gnocchi into the pumpkin sauce.
Toss cooked gnocchi into the pumpkin sauce. Divide gnocchi evenly among four serving dishes. Top with a little bit of pepper, grated parmesan cheese, pumpkin seeds and chopped parsley. Enjoy!
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Fiber 10g 40%
Sugar 3g 3%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 4500IU 90%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 11%
Calcium 230mg 23%
Iron 2.7mg 15%