Gnocchi with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Sep 10, 2020all recipes, Autumn, favourites, lunch

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Gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce represents the perfect comfort food. Anyone out there looking for something similar?

I know for myself that when the fall comes, I need warm food in my belly. As I am all about healthy foods, and comfort foods don’t always fall into that category, I am trying to create a fusion of both.

Gnocchi themselves are not the healthiest option, but damn, that soft texture! I’ve been in love with them since primary school. Creamy sauce on soft gnocchi? Gimme more!



I’m loving this recipe because this gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce are:

  • Creamy
  • Soft
  • Autumny
  • Perfect comfort food
  • A little spicy

I’m saying a little spicy because they don’t have to be. I use this amazing hot sauce with truffles by our local brand Gorki Chili with this recipe. It gives the creamy sauce a little fire and the truffle taste makes this dish go to another level. If you can get your hands on a sauce like this, I highly recommend using it.

Here’s a funny story of how this gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce came to be: We were sailing at the beginning of August. It’s already a good time for some pumpkins to grow in the garden and so my dad gave us a pumpkin from his garden to take with us on the boat.

One evening I knew I was going to make gnocchi but had no idea what kind of sauce to make with them. I started putting together random stuff I thought would fit together. And they did! Onions, garlic and pumpkin, some spices and some cream … then hot sauce on the top, oh my! Everyone loved it.


Ever since then I’m craving this gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce every time it’s raining outside. I don’t have an option to make it every day, but I’m surely going to make it at least a few times this fall.

If you’re craving more comfort food, check this recipe for sweet potato gnocchi with mushroom sauce or gnocchi in creamy pumpkin sauce with sage.

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Gnocchi with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

What is a better fall meal than a bowl full of gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce? A bit of hot sauce and this recipe will keep you warm on cold days.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion red
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 300 g pumpkin hokkaido or butternut squash
  • 2 tomatoes fresh
  • 100 ml cooking cream soy or oat
  • tsp salt
  • tsp rosemary chopped
  • 2 tsp hot sauce with truffles
  • 500 g gnocchi


  • Chop onion and garlic. Cut pumpkin and tomatoes into 1x1cm dices.
  • Warm up water for cooking gnocchi.
  • Warm up olive oil in a pan. Sautée onions and after a few minutes add garlic. Then add pumpkin. Cover the bottom of the pan with water and cover the pan with a lid. Let it simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Cook gnocchi in boiling salted water. For detailed instructions check the packaging.
  • Then add a bit more water to the pan and let it simmer for 5 more minutes so the pumpkin softens well. After that use a fork to mash pumpkin. We want this sauce to be creamy, but we still want some pumpkin pieces in there.
  • Now add cooking cream and tomatoes. Stir it well and let it simmer for a minute or two.
  • Add salt and rosemary. At the end add the hot sauce and stir it all in.
  • Add cooked gnocchi to the pan with the sauce and stir them in.
  • Your dish is ready to be served!


You can use any kind of pasta with this sauce.
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