Foodie Fridays – Squash Gnocchi

Making Gnocchi is so simple, albeit a bit messy, that I really should make them more often. This time, I used something a little different (butternut squash instead of potatos) and made them larger than the traditional sizes (about twice as big), and combined them with Broccoli Rabe, which was delicious.

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Squash Gnocchi 

1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 -2 cups flour, or more
1 – 2 eggs

Boil the squash until soft.
Drain water into compost (why waste the nutrients?) and let squash cool.
Mush up with fork, or hands, or both.

Place squash, 1 cup of flour, and 1 egg into a bowl and mix together, first with fork, then with hands.
Add more flour until you get a nice doughy mixture.

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Once you have a nice dough, divide into several smaller balls.
On lightly floured surface, roll each ball into equal sized rolls.
Cut into equal sized gnocchis.

Drop each gnocchi into a large pot of salted boiling water.
Cook until tender (you will need to taste this as cooking time depends on the size of the gnocchi).
Lift out with a slotted spoon and reserve in a bowl.

Broccholi Rabe Sauce

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Bunch Broccoli Rabe
1 Onion
2 – 3 cloves garlic
2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt
1 tsp maple syrup (or sugar)

Rinse Broccoli Rabe. Do not dry.
Cut off hard end of stems and discard (into compost, where else).
Cut into 2-3 inch pieces.

Heat olive oil in large frying pan.
Add chopped garlic and onions.
Sprinkle with sea salt and a touch of maple syrup (or a teaspoon of sugar).
Cook garlic and onions over medium heat until soft and translusent.
Place still slightly damp rabe into the pan and toss to coat with oil.
Cook for a few minutes, until the leafy parts are wilted.
Add gnocchi to the frying pan, toss, and serve immediately.

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3 thoughts on “Foodie Fridays – Squash Gnocchi

  1. This looks delicious! Yesterday we started our squash and pumpkin seeds in the house… so I must remember this for next fall!

    (Are you up in the middle of the night, or are you posting with timestamp? feel free to delete these parenthesis!)

  2. Pingback: To carb or not to carb « Javaline

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