Butternut Squash Gnocchi

October 2023 - Lunch & Dinner

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

This delightful homemade butternut squash gnocchi is the ultimate weekend treat! The gnocchi is incredibly soft, tender, and has a wonderful earthy flavor that perfectly showcases the butternut squash. And wait until you try it with the aromatic sage and thyme brown butter sauce – it’s absolutely heavenly! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and have a little fun with flour because this dish is totally worth the effort.

Time to make: 50 minutes
Passive time: 2 hours
Serves: 2


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the butternut squash lengthwise down the middle. Remove the seeds. Lightly oil the cut side of the squash and lay face-down on a baking sheet. Bake for 30–40 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce the squash.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Peel and cut the potato into medium-sized cubes. Add to the boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and mash. Set aside to cool.
  3. Peel the skin off the cooked squash. Add to a food processor and blend until it’s a smooth purée. Let cool and then measure out 1 cup. (Reserve any extra squash for another use.) Add to a bowl with the potato, brown rice flour and salt. Mix together, using a spoon and then using your hands to knead. If the dough is dry, add more squash. If the dough is too wet, add flour.
  4. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Sprinkle flour on your work surface. Gently roll each piece into a rope about 2″ thick. Cut into ½” wide pieces. Lightly coat the pieces with flour and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. When all the gnocchi is formed, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the gnocchi to the boiling water. Gnocchi is done when it floats to the top. Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Once all the gnocchi is cooked, lightly drizzle with oil. Bake for 15–20 minutes, flipping over halfway.
  7. While the gnocchi is baking, prepare the sauce. Add the butter to a pan over medium-low heat. Once it’s melted, add the garlic. Cook for 1–2 minutes then add the thyme, sage and salt. Continue cooking for roughly 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Lightly toss the gnocchi in the sauce and serve immediately.

Robin is the creator of the blog Greens, Eggs and Yams. Her passion is creating vegan and gluten-free foods that don’t compromise on taste. She loves being in the kitchen, creating recipes that everybody can enjoy!
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