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Pumpkin Gnocchi With Cinnamon

📋Pumpkin Gnocchi With Cinnamon And Brown Butter

The typical pumpkins gnocchi are served with a butter and sage sauce, but as Thanksgiving is next week I would like to suggest a festive sauce made with brown butter, cinnamon and walnuts. Vegan and no sugar! #yourguardianchef #pumkin #thanksgivingrecipes #veganrecipes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pumpkin, side dish, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 347kcal



Make the gnocchi dough

  • Put the pumpkin cut in cubes over parchment paper on a baking tin 
  • Bake in a hot oven at 200 C - 400 F for 45 minutes. Make sure it is well cooked and dry otherwise you will have to add to much flour to reach the right consistency
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes
  • Still warm peel the potatoes and the pumpkin and strain them. Let them cool down
  • I use the KitchenAid strainer so I don't have to peel them

Making brown butter

  • Warm the butter in a small pan
  • With a ladle remove the white particles
  • Once the butter is clear, let it toast on the heat until it slightly brown

Making the gnocchi

  • Add the flours and 1 tsp of salt and mix. Add more flour if needed
  • Taking a small piece of dough at the time, make a thick roll and cut the gnocchi
  • Boil them in salted water. When they start to float take them out with a ladle.
  • Lay them on a baking tray
  • Sprinkle with grated wild nuts and bake in a hot oven (180C - 350F) 10 minutes before serving it



  • Peel and strain the potatoes while still warm
  • DON'T peel the potatoes before boiling them or your gnocchi will be soggy.
  • If you don't have a ricer, use a fork but do not use a blender as it will make them waxy.
  • Wait until they are completely cold/room temperature before mixing them with the flour
  • Once the gnocchi are shaped lay them on a tray full of flour.  Keep the gnocchi separate otherwise they stick to each other. Dust with more flour


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 2856mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3765IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4.4mg