Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pumpkin gnocchi with tomato basil cream sauce.

Much like how my Wednesdays are reserved for  breakfast for dinner, when Fall hits, my Sundays are set for  some sort of pasta dinner. Since it is still Pumpkin Week for me,  why not some pumpkin gnocchi?



2 Cups flour ( or more)
3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1 Tsp salt
Dash nutmeg

Tomato Basil Cream Sauce:

1 lb Chicken, sliced thin
3 Cups Milk
1/2 Stick butter
1/2  Large can diced tomatoes
1/3 Brick Cream Cheese
3 Tablespoons dried Basil
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tbsp flour
3 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Oregano
1 Cup spinach


1. Mix gnocchi until it  forms a ball,  let rest in  fridge for 30 minutes.  Roll into (4)   long ropes that are about 1/2"  in thickness, make impressions with fork all the way  down,  cut every 1/2" with a knife, you may  need to use more flour for this.

2.  In a large saucepan on medium heat,  melt butter, and cook chicken , removed chicken but leave the juice and butter.

3. Add flour into saucepan, whisk in 1 cup of milk, once it becomes thick, add cream cheese and basil.

4.  Add tomatoes to sauce, along with everything else except the garlic and spinach.  whisk carefully.

5. In a large pot of boiling water, place in gnocchi, boil for 10 minutes,  scoop out with a slotted spoon, and into saucepan.

6.  Add garlic, chicken, and spinach, stir  carefully until everything is hot.

You may sprinkle some Parmesan on top, but I left it out.  It would also make a good bread dip!

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