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Pumpkin and semolina Gnocchi


Dumplings (gnocchi) of pumpkin and semolina cooked and tossed in hot butter. They can be served as a snack or with a sauce of your choice at meal time.

Vegetarian Italian Cooking

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Italian Vegetarian

2  cup(s) diced pumpkin
6  cup(s) semolina
4  tablespoon(s) plain flour
4  tablespoon(s) grated parmesan cheese
freshly powdered nutmeg, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2  tablespoon(s) butter

  1. Cook the pumpkin dices in boiling water for about 8  minutes or till done. Drain and mash well. knead along with semolina, plain flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper to a smooth dough.
  2. Make walnut sized balls of the dough and cook in a large pot of boiling salted water for about 5  minutes or till the balls rise to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon. Cook the gnocchi in batches if necessary.
  3. Melt the butter in a pan and toss the gnocchi in it gently for about 2  minutes or till the gnocchi are aromatic and well coated with butter.


  • If the dough gets too sticky to shape into balls, transfer to a piping bag and pipe small cylinders of the dough (cutting the dough with a knife as you pipe to form small cylinders) into hot boiling salted water and cook.
  • The cooked gnocchi can be baked with a sauce of your choice topped with cheese.

Serve hot with: Mushroom and basil sauce.

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