We are making today EXTRA cozy and yummy with this Pumpkin & Kale Gnocchi with Sage Butter Drizzle. Creamy, cozy and savoury pumpkin sauce tossed with gnocchi and steamed kale, served with a drizzle of warm sage butter. Sounds fancy, looks interesting, and tastes AMAZING. I shared it with m y sister and sister-in-law the night we got our wedding spray tans and they both agreed- its amazing!
Vegan potato gnocchi with a creamy and very simple pumpkin sauce, steamed kale, and its all topped off with a sage butter for drizzling just before you eat it. This recipe is very easy to make, but feels so special and makes any boring old weeknight fun! Making gnocchi yourself is pretty easy, but it is time consuming. You can find my recipe for it here, but to be honest with you I usually just buy it pre-made as a lot of brands of plain gnocchi are vegan! Some brands at the store will contain cheese so just read the label to be sure. I normally buy Olivieri, they make one that is vegan and only takes 2 minutes to cook, which makes this recipe a complete breeze!
A word on pumpkin…
In North America it is really easy to buy canned pumpkin puree year round! However, I know in some places in Europe etc you can’t really find it. So you have a few options!
- Make it yourself by roasting pumpkin until soft, then pureeing in a food processor. You could also do this with squash or sweet potato if that’s more your style.
- Order online. Lots of online markets carry canned pumpkin, and its shelf stable so you can order a few to have on hand and not worry about not using it all right away!
And if you love savoury pumpkin recipes, make sure to check out these ones!
The sauce is a super creamy pumpkin-based sauce. We start with butter, shallots and garlic and fry until fragrant. Then add your pumpkin puree, nondairy milk or cream and lemon juice. Add a dash of nutmeg, salt and a drizzle of maple syrup. Its the perfect combination of savoury, slightly sweet and it’s so cozy! Toss in the boiled gnocchi and steamed kale and stir to combine.
Then, in a small. pot add some vegan butter and minced sage and fry a few minutes until fragrant. Drizzle some over your gnocchi just before serving, and enjoy! I also added a big of grated Violife parm and black pepper.
This recipe is crazy delicious, but you can take it up one more notch with some cheesy pull-apart garlic bread!
I hope you enjoy, and if you make this recipe, be sure to leave a rating and comment below, and then take a photo and tag me on instagram @itslivb!Print