Gnocchi with squash and sage recipe

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  • Vegetarian






5 min


15 min

Looking for an alternative to pasta? Gnocchi makes a welcome change. Butternut squash is rich and succulent, making it the perfect accompaniment to the soft pieces of potato. Quick and easy, this makes the perfect mid-week family meal served with a green salad


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • A handful of sage leaves
  • 1 packet of gnocchi
  • Parmesan, to serve


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, butternut squash, season, and fry for 10 minutes (until the squash is tender).

  • Add the sage leaves and cook for a further few minutes. Use a potato masher to break open the butternut squash cubes, and leave to one side.

  • Cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and toss with the squash mix.

  • Serve sprinkled with lots of Parmesan.

Top tip for making Gnocchi with squash and sage

Add an extra burst of flavour by adding 200g of spinach leaves and a sprinkling of goat’s cheese over the gnocchi and butternut squash

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