Ever had the pleasure of trying gnocchi?
If you aren't familiar, these are sort of the italian equivalent to dumplings.
Gnocchi are traditionally made with semolina, flour, egg, potato, breadcrumbs, cheese, or other similar ingredients. These soft little pillows of pumpkin heaven are the perfect replacement for usual gnocchi, making any dish even more fall-friendly!
Making your own gnocchi does take some time, but I always find it to be a rather fun little 30-45 minute project. The process doesn't consume many brain cells, and with so few ingredients the dough comes together pretty quickly.
What takes the most time is cutting the pieces and then adding the texture to them with the back of a fork. Let me be very clear that the added dimples are entirely un-needed, so feel free to skip that step to make this a less time consuming project!
Gnocchi are pretty versatile. You can use them on their own in a sort of 'pasta' dish, toss them with some simple brown butter or Guiltless Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, or even add them to soup!
Clean Eating Pumpkin Gnocchi
Servings: 4 • Size: About 1 Cup • Calories: 220.3 • Fat: 2.5 g • Carb: 40.5 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 8.8 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 22 mg
1 C. 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree (Not pie filling!)
1 1/2 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
1 Large Egg
1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Using your hands, mix everything together to form dough.
You will want the dough to be slightly sticky. Mine was also pretty dense.
Divide the dough into four sections.
Roll each section on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2" thick.
Cut the long rolled out sections ito 1" 'pillows'.
Dust the pillows with just a little bit of flour to help prevent sticking.
If you want the traditional gnocchi indentation, gently press the pillows into the prongs of a fork.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and ad the gnocchi. Cook in batches if necessary.
As soon at the gnocchi begins to rise to the surface, they are cooked!
Cooking doesn't take long. Mine started to rise to the surface of the boiling water in about 5 minutes or less.
Drain and let cook slightly.