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5. Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi with Bacon

Or without it. Those who don’t care about calories will definitely love this meal, though with some mixing and matching you can make a diet-friendly or kid-friendly version too. The best part about the pumpkin potato gnocchi is that it’s oh-so delis, but the downside is that it takes some time and effort to cook it. Anyway, give it a try if you have time!

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Main dish;
  • Serves: 4;
  • Prep Time:10 min;
  • Cook time:50 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 648;


  • 1 ¾ lb pumpkin
  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 oz butter
  • bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
  • cilantro and mint for garnish
  • cheese, optional


Preheat oven to 350. Cut the pumpkin in half, and bake for 40-50 minutes or until tender. Then, peel and mash it.

Make mashed potato as usual, and stir into the pumpkin mash. Add the egg, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix well to make the dough – it shouldn’t stick to your fingertips.

Start shaping the gnocchi. Roll a small amount of the dough into a log and cut into little cylindrical pieces. Place the gnocchi in a pot of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt to it. Cook about 2-3 minutes or until they rise to the top of the pot. Use a slotted spoon to remove them. Place the gnocchi in a bowl with the melted butter. Serve with fried bacon, cheese, cilantro and mint.

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