Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchii

Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi was an idea built upon our original Handmade Potato Gnocchi.  Oven roasted butternut squash is added into the potatoes, for both colour and flavour, in this recipe.

This gnocchi is not only a feast for the eyes, it taste delicious too! Stock your pantry with Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend!

Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Russet potatoes, skinon medium, skin on
  • 1 ½ cup Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend plus more for the counter top
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1 butternut squash large
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs large, Omega-3

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Add the potatoes to a pot filled with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • To see when potatoes are cooked, test with a skewer or fork. It should be tender
  • . Drain potatoes and leave to cool.
  • Meanwhile, cut the squash in half and remove the seeds.
  • Place the squash in a roasting pan.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the squash in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until tender.
  • Remove the squash from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Next, scoop the squash out of the skin and place in a blender.
  • Sprinkle with fresh nutmeg. Pulse until pureed. Set aside.
  • Peel the potatoes. Throw away the skins.
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl and mash well.
  • Press through a potato ricer to remove lumps.
  • Add the squash puree into the potatoes ¼ cup add a time to add colour.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and the salt.
  • Sprinkle in Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
  • Add potato and squash mixture.Mix until a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into three equal rounds.
  • Roll each round into a series of ropes about 1 inch wide.
  • Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces to make gnocchi.
  • Dust a fork with a bit of Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
  • Press fork gently on each side on the gnocchi to mark.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi and cook 3-4 minutes.
  • Strain before serving with your favourite sauce.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Cooking Tips and Tricks for Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Why does this recipe ask specifically for Omega-3 eggs?

Omega-3 eggs have a rich orange yolk. This helps to incorporate more of the colour we are looking for in the butternut squash  gnocchi.

Why do so many gnocchi recipes call for Russet potatoes?

A Russet potato is light and fluffy inside. It doesn’t hold as much water as other varieties of potatoes. Therefore, this makes  the Russet potato perfect for gnocchi dough.

How do I fix gnocchi, if the dough is too soft?

Simple! Just sprinkle in a little more Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, until you achieve the texture you want.

Which kind of wine can I serve with this for dinner?

We like the idea of a nice Pinot Noir!

Can I freeze this gnocchi?

Yes, you can. Once the gnocchi dough is made and shaped, place it in one layer on a baking sheet.  Next, freeze it the freezer. Then, once solid, place the gnocchi in Ziplock freezer bags. The gnocchi remains frozen, without being lumped and frozen together, by using this method.

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Handmade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

Handmade Potato Gnocchi ( pronounced NYOH-kee) is one of the many savoury dishes that you can make using our ever- adaptable  Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend. So, this recipes is gluten free and wheat free!

And like all Italian food, this recipe for gnocchi is a crowd pleaser!

Gnocchi originated in northern Italy, where the climate is perfect for growing potatoes.  In Italy, you’ll find these beloved dumplings all over the country.  Made with semolina, or all-purpose flour, or maybe even cornmeal, everyone has their own secret recipe. This is ours!

The word gnocchi comes from the word nocca. It means knuckles or knot. We are sure it means delicious!

 

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

Handmade Potato Gnocchi

Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Russet potatoes medium, skin on
  • 1 1/2 cup Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend plus extra for the counter top
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Add the potatoes to a pot filled with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil. Then, simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Test to see that the potatoes are soft, by inserting a fork or skewer.
  • When potatoes are ready, drain.
  • Next, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, to allow the steam to escape. Cool slightly.
  • Next, peel the potatoes. Discard the skins.
  • Next, push through a potato ricer, to eliminate lumps.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt.
  • Sprinkle in the Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
  • Add the potatoes. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into three equal rounds.
  • Throw a bit on Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend on the counter. Knead the dough together slightly, until combined.
  • Roll each round into a series of long ropes, about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces to make gnocchi.
  • Dust a fork with a bit of Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
  • Press fork gently on each side on the gnocchi to mark.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi and cook 3-4 minutes.
  • Strain before serving with your favourite sauce.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

Why does this recipe call for russet potatoes?

Russet potatoes produce the lightest gnocchi. The interior is fluffy and the potatoes do not hold as much liquid as other varieties.

What is a potato ricer? How do I use it?

A potato ricer looks like a metal basket, full of holes, with two long handles. The boiled potatoes fits inside and are crushed by pressing the handles together. Fluffy potatoes emerge from the holes in the basket.

Can I use a potato masher instead of a ricer?

A potato ricer makes the very fluffiest mashed potatoes. It removes all of the lumps. A potato masher just cannot accomplish the same thing.

How do I serve this recipe for Handmade Potato Gnocchi? 

That’s a great question! It also has a lot of different answers.

Bake gnocchi in a tomato sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese.  Or roast some vegetables in the oven, with olive oil and salt and pepper. Cook the gnocchi, strain and toss together with roast veg. Delicious!

As for sauces, think roasted red pepper, or brown butter and sage sauce.

Which kind of wine should I serve with gnocchi?

We would suggest a light pinot grigio. Delightful! And Italian!

What about dessert with this potato gnocchi dish? Do you have any suggestion?

We certainly do! Pair this with an authentic Italian dessert. We think you will love our recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

Can I freeze gnocchi?

Yes, you can.

Once the gnocchi is cut and formed, place it on a baking sheet, spread in one layer. Next, put it in the freezer to freeze completely. Then, simply store in zip lock bags and save for another time.

Freezing in this way prevents the gnocchi from sticking together, like it would if you just tossed the gnocchi into a bag and then into the freezer.  A simple trick!

Handmade Potato Gnocchi