Pumpkin gnocchi with a creamy spinach sauce

Pumpkin gnocchi with a creamy spinach sauce is a delightful and comforting dish that combines homemade pumpkin gnocchi with a creamy and flavorful spinach sauce. Here’s a recipe for this delicious meal:


For the pumpkin gnocchi:

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the creamy spinach sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, flour, salt, and ground nutmeg. Mix until the ingredients are well combined and form a soft dough.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it gently for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide the dough into smaller portions and roll each portion into a long rope, about ½ inch in diameter.
  4. Cut the ropes into bite-sized pieces, around 1 inch long.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the gnocchi into the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes. Remove the cooked gnocchi with a slotted spoon and set them aside.
  6. In a separate skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  7. Add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally.
  8. Pour in the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir well and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the cooked pumpkin gnocchi to the skillet with the spinach sauce. Gently toss the gnocchi in the sauce until they are well coated.
  10. Serve the pumpkin gnocchi with creamy spinach sauce hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.