Gnocchi in Pumpkin Sage Sauce

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What does the above picture have to do with Gnocchi in Pumpkin Sage Sauce? Nothing at all, I just lost the picture of the finished product so I thought “this is close” lol!

Anyways, I love this recipe because the roasted pumpkin goes so well with the taste of wheat gnocchi. It is full of wonderful vitamines that you cannot get in a pill and along with the mushrooms in it, it has a great effect on inflammation and with my shoulder behaving the way it is I NEED IT!

From the computer I hear Cee Lo Green singing Bright Lights Big City to me (good job Cee Lo) šŸ˜‰ in my lovely wine glass I am sipping on Perrier water with grapefruit. It is so refreshing! Ok I am all set now so let’s get cooking!

What You Will Need:

2 C Pumpkin, roasted (You can use can if you like, but the taste of fresh roasted pumpkin is incredible!)

1 C fresh Sage, chopped

1 C Shallots, chopped

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

1 Batch whole wheat Gnocchi (If you don’t make yours from scratch, use the kind in the box in the italian isle)

2 Pounds Fresh Mushrooms (any kind you like)

1 C Half and Half

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Parmesan Cheese for sprinkling on top

Salt and Pepper to taste

*Directions:

You know whats next šŸ™‚

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Prep your Mis en Place

First thing, bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

In a pan on the stove, add the olive oil, sage, and garlic.

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Allow the Garlic to brown a bit.

By now your water should be boiling, so drop in the gnocchi. Once the gnocchi starts to float, (about 1 Minute) remove them from the water.

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See, they float šŸ˜‰ Now toss them into the pan with the sage, then put them in a glass bowl and set aside.

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Using the same pan, add in the shallots and sweat them.

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Now add in the mushrooms and cook them for 5 minutes.

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Once the mushrooms are soft, add in the wonderful pumpkin!

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Next add in the half and half and season with salt and pepper.

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Once the pumpkin and cream are mixed well, fold in the gnocchi.

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There you have it Yum!

Makes 6 Servings:

393.4 cals, 14.5 G fat, 54.5 G carb,9.2 G fiber, 14.7 G pro, 2.6 G sugar

Cheers to another waistline friendly meal!!!

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