Recipe by SPEARL20
"Acorn squash isn't my favorite autumn squash, so when my husband brought it home from the market, I had to find a creative way to eat it. This recipe is outstanding with the Parmesan sage sauce."
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acorn squash, halved and seeded
whole wheat flour
ground black pepper
cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
grated Parmesan cheese
ohhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh, heavenly!! I didnt have sage so I had to use a bit of rosemary and thyme instead but it still turned out AMAZING. Quite a simple recipe but a bit time consuming--worth it. It took more flour than the recipe says but I did mine all whole wheat.
These tasted good and were an interesting change of pace. Unfortunately, the whole wheat flour completely overpowered the squash. Semolina flour might be a better choice for letting the squash flavor come through.
The gnocchi itself is great and so simple - thank you! 2nd time I made it, I added a tspn of pumpkin pie spice (blend of ginger, cinn, nutmeg, allspice) to dough. I didn't care for the beurre blanc at all. Next time I heated up butter, sage, pinch of salt/pepper in pan and tossed gnocchi with it - made the gnocchi a little crisp on outside - fantastic and paired well with the pumpkin pie spice.
Making the gnocchi was much more time consuming than I thought it would be, but turned out great. In forming the dough, 1 cup of white flour was not enough to make the dough workable, I probably used an additional cup or so. There was a slight bitterness to the dish overall, maybe due to the beer in the beurre blanc, and I'm not sure if it was supposed to taste like that. But nonetheless, it was delicious, and my family and I enjoyed it. Thank you!
I was excited to try this recipe and as I sit here eating it and I am less than thrilled. I have a few comments: The gnocchi were pretty easy to make, but there really should be a weight for the squash instead of simply "one acorn squash". I think that has a lot to do with the other reviewers having to add more flour. I also added more flour. I can't decide if that made them dense or if they are supposed to be dense! I don't have a garlic press, so I minced it. I would suggest substituting garlic powder, sauteeing it first or putting it in the sauce instead of the gnocchi. Biting into a pocket of raw garlic isn't so appealing. I used the Creamy Sage Butter Sauce, as another reviewer recommended. I'm not impressed by that either. At any rate, I can't stop eating these dense little dumplings. It's not because they are irresistable, I think that my mouth is just trying to figure out what their deal is.
I gave it 4 stars for the way I made this dish. It probably would have been better if I hadnt used frozen squash, but sonce I did it was too wattery, and therefore I had to use a-lot of flour, and it was too dense. Next time I will use fresh squash, or I will strain the frozen squash.It had a really nice flavor in spite of my mistake.
This requires time and patience (and way more white flour than called for), but it's fun, tasty and satisfying. I wanted a creamier sauce so I served this with "Creamy Sage Butter Sauce."
The gnocci was good. If you have to disguise squash, this is a good way to do it. I used only white flour and I used about 3.5 cups. The brown butter sauce suggested was good, but not really worth the time it took to cook it. This was a lot of prep, and good not great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Acorn Squash Gnocchi with Parmesan Sage Beurre Blanc
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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