Pumpkin gnocchi with pancetta and herb sauce

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Pumpkin gnocchi with pancetta and herb sauce
An indulgent flavour without the cream goes well with this easy to prepare gnocchi.

Knob butter

4 leaves fresh sage, whole + a few for garnish

4 cloves garlic, whole

6 strips pancetta or streaky bacon, chopped

300g pumpkin puree

250ml semi-skimmed milk or unsweetened soya milk

100g hard cheese, freshly grated

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

800g gnocchi

In a large pot, heat water to bring to the boil.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat, then add the sage and garlic and cook, stirring for one minute.

Add the pancetta or bacon and increase heat to medium, the cook until just crisp.

Add in the pumpkin puree, stirring constantly until the pumpkin is heated through.

Slowly add milk stirring constantly.

Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.

Once the water is boiling, add gnocchi and cook according to the instructions.

Add grated cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg to the sauce and stir well to combine.  

Add more milk if necessary.

Remove garlic and sage from the sauce and discard.

Toss sauce with drained gnocchi, and serve with more grated cheese and fresh sage leaves for garnish, if desired.


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Pork, Spice, Garlic

Recipe Type
Family Dinners, Quick Meals


Level of Difficulty

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