Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi

rich creamy gnocchi
Rich creamy gnocchi
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For the gnocchi
1 Pumpkin small
4 Potatoes floury
3 oz All-purpose flour
3 oz Bread crumbs
3 oz Parmesan cheese grated
3 Egg yolks
Nutmeg to taste
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tbsp Olive oil plus more as needed
For the cream sauce
3 tbsp Pancetta or bacon bits
12 fl oz Heavy whipping cream
3 oz Parmesan cheese grated
Black pepper to taste
For garnish:
Shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional information

  • For the gnocchi

  • For the cream sauce

  • For garnish:

Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi


I love these Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi. I got the idea for this recipe from a delicious meal I ate in a taverna in Tuscany where I had the creamiest, tastiest gnocchi I’ve ever eaten! After the meal, I asked the waiter what the secret ingredient was and he said there were two: pumpkin and nutmeg!

To add an extra depth of flavor, I roast the pumpkin and potatoes in the oven before mixing them with flour, bread crumbs, parmesan, and egg yolks. I serve these gnocchi with a creamy bacon and cheese sauce.

To make my Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi

Steps to make Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi


Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet

Preheat the oven to 325 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Prepare the pumpkin


Chop the pumpkin into quarters and remove the seeds.


Cook the pumpkin and potatoes

1h 15m

Place the pumpkin quarters and potatoes on the lined baking sheet. Prick potatoes several times with a fork. Drizzle with a little olive oil and cook in the oven for one hour. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.


Place pumpkin in a mixing bowl


With a spoon, scrape out the pumpkin flesh. Place the contents in a bowl.


Add potatoes


Peel the potatoes and add to the pumpkin. Mash the pumpkin along with potatoes until smooth.


Add remaining gnocchi ingredients


Add the flour, bread crumbs, parmesan, and egg yolks. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix the ingredients together until a smooth dough forms.


Make the gnocchi pieces


Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each quarter into a log shape. Cut off ½ inch thick pieces from each log. Roll each piece into a small ball and press each one down with a fork.


Cook the gnocchi


Working in batches, place the gnocchi in salted boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.


Make the sauce


Place the pancetta in a frying pan and cook over medium heat until crispy. Pour in the whipping cream. Let the mixture cook until the liquid reduces by half. Take the pan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with pepper.


Fry the gnocchi


Place the gnocchi in a separate pan and fry them on both sides over medium heat.



Serve the gnocchi coated with the sauce. Sprinkle cheese and basil over the top and enjoy!

This Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi dish is so similar to the best gnocchi I have ever tasted! You’ll love it too! Try this Italian classic dish soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a review!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Nathalie Kaczkowski

Doubled the sauce for sure it's DELICIOUS recommend trying it out.

Amiya Kubicek

Cooked this with some brown rice too tasty.

Izabelle Callanan

Affordable and easy to make tysm for sharing.

Erika Perri

Delicious takes a while to make but really enjoyed it.

Marisol Mihara

Kinda hard to perfect but I'dd recommend it for sure since it taste so good.

Karlie Rademan

Didn't look as good as the pictures but definitely tasted wonderful officially bookmarking this page after this meal.

Legacy Picinich

Can't wait to try this out today saw it and just knew it had to be amazing.


The BOMB! Best pumpkin dish I've ever served in my life thanks so much.

Marjorie Trenkle

It's a 5 star meal for sure that you can make from your own home, it's actually tasty with some cuban bread on the side too.

Angelique Lien

Really long prep and cooking time for this but it's worth it if you have a lot of time and want something delicious.

Calista Kurtic

Me and my hubby really enjoyed this pumpkin gnocchi will totally be making it again.

Ryann Cowen

5 stars all the way it's extrmely tasty and simple to make.

Lennox Oner

The flavor is so unique and the spices go so well with the pumpkin, thx so much for sharing.

Aryanna Simonton

In loved with the cream sauce think I'll be making it even for other meals like the siroloin steak for sure or a dip for the cheesy garlic bread.

Agnes Tappa

Jelena has literally the coolest and tastiest meals on this website so grateful for her delicious food.

Maryam Tennesen

Hopefully I can shorten the time some how but it was yum thx.

Isabela Milsom

Scrumptious gnocchi love me some Italian food it's my second favorite the first being the caprese gnocchi.

Amalia Bergert

My kids actually devoured this whole thing up and said they wanted 2nds haha!

Royal Lendo

Couldn't find any nutmeg any recommendations on replacing it or does it even matter in this??

Mae Heitkemper

Obsessed with this pumpkin gnocchi added a bit of sourcream to it too instead of the cream sauce as written.


Well done! Verified!

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