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Spiced Pumpkin & Baby Spinach Gnocchi



4 portion(s)


  • 700 g potato, Dutch cream or Royal Blue, medium size skin on
  • 700 g water
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Plain flour for dusting


  • 350 g pumpkin
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 30 g Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 250 g vegetable stock
  • 100 g baby spinach, rinsed and stalks removed
  • 1 Measuring cup full Pinenuts
  • 2 tablespoon Full Thickend Cream
  • 100 g water

Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees for the toasting of the pine nuts mentioned later in the recipe.


  2. Lightly dust a large tray with flour and set aside.


  3. Place water in bowl and full potatoes in the Varoma. Steam on Varoma 25 mins speed 1.


  4. While the potatoes are steaming and the oven is preheated place the pinenuts on a tray and brown on the top shelf for 3 mins. Then set aside until needed.


  5. When the timer is up add 100g of water and the Pumpkin in the basket to the bowl replace the varoma with potatoes and continue to steam on Varoma temp for 20 mins speed 1.


  6. With steaming completed remove the Varoma with potatoes and the basket with the pumkin and set aside. Discard water and rinse and dry mixing bowl.


  7. Once potatoes have cooled a little (about half hour). Carefully remove and discard potato skin. (it helps to hold the warm potatoes with paper towel as you peel)


  8. Place the peeled potatoes into the mixing bowl and mash 5 seconds speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with the spatula and then mash 20 seconds speed 4.


  9. Transfer the puree into a large bowl. Allow the pototo puree to cool to room temp around 45 mins. Wash and dry mixing bowl.


  10. Add salt, yolks and flour to puree. Mix with the spatula to combine. Be careful not to over mix.


  11. Section dough into 4 portions. Place a portion on floured thermomat and knead lightly. (If dough is too sticky add a little extra flour).


  12. Roll dough into a 30 cm long log and cut into 2cm pieces. Place onto prepared floured tray and continue with the remaining portions.



    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Once boiling transfer gnocchi into saucepan in batches of about 20 at a time. Cook until they rise to the surface. Remove and transfer to a tray so they don't stick together.


  14. Sauce
  15. While cooking batches of gnocchi. Add garlic to the bowl and chop on speed 6 for 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.


  16. Add butter and saute Varoma temp for 2 and half minutes speed 1 mc removed.


  17. Add cooked pumpkin to the bowl and puree going slowly up to speed 8 for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides.


  18. Add stock, nutmeg and Chilli powder to the bowl and mix on speed 4 for 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.


  19. Heat mixture on 90 degrees for 6 minutes speed 1.


  20. Add spinach and cook for a further 2 and a half minutes speed 1


  21. Add cream and toasted pine nuts and mix speed 3 for 5 seconds


  22. Pour sauce into Thermoserver and add cooked gnocchi. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then serve.



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You can always make the gnocchi the day before leave not cooked and store in an airtight container.

You can also use roasted pumpkin in the sauce.

If serving as an entree it will serve 6.

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  • I love this recipe! I add half a cauliflower after...

    Submitted by Corriena on 30. July 2020 - 10:35.

    I love this recipe! I add half a cauliflower after the purée step.

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  • Super delicious 🥬 added more spinach than...

    Submitted by OrangeApril on 1. July 2020 - 21:33.

    Super delicious 🥬 added more spinach than recipe suggested. Not as much stock as suggested, ham steaks (as we had no bacon) and some thyme and parmigiana to garnish. Sooooo yummy. Definitely making again. There is enough sauce for two packets of gnocchi or over something else...grilled chicken or pork steaks.

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  • This is a favourite in our house. I alway cheat...

    Submitted by Corriena on 30. September 2019 - 16:58.

    This is a favourite in our house. I alway cheat though and buy th gnocchi 🤪. The sauce is delectable!

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  • with the stock is that like 1 tbs then water to...

    Submitted by beckzy88@bigpond.com on 3. June 2018 - 12:15.

    with the stock is that like 1 tbs then water to make the 250g??

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  • I made this as a risotto

    Submitted by Amy M on 15. November 2015 - 19:51.

    I made this as a risotto instead of gnocchi. Amazing!

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  • Thank you for sharing,  Made

    Submitted by Jessica83 on 4. August 2015 - 21:08.

    Thank you for sharing,  Made ricotta gnocchi was amazing.  Restaurant quality 

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