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Parmesan Gnocchi with Creamy Butternut Squash, Walnuts & Thyme

Clouds of gnocchi nestle themselves in a creamy sauce amongst sweet hunks of butternut squash, fresh thyme and Parmesan cheese topped up with chopped walnuts. Yummy!

All you need:


For the gnocchi

Lamb Brand Flour 00 140g

Lamb Brand Semolina 3 tbsp

Potatoes 850g, peeled

Parmesan cheese 100g, grated

Egg yolk 1

Fresh seasoning


You will also need

Lamb Brand Walnuts 100g, chopped

Butternut squash or pumpkin 200g, peeled and diced

White wine 200ml

Double cream 100ml

Butter 25g

Garlic Cloves 4, crushed

Fresh Thyme 1 tsp, chopped

Olive Oil 1 tbsp

Fresh seasoning

All you have to do:


1. To make the potato gnocchi, chop the potatoes into even-sized pieces and cook them in a pan of boiling water until tender. 

2. Remove the boiling water from the pan and quickly mash the potatoes. Next, pass the potato mash through a fine sieve using the back of a spoon. This will remove any lumps and give the gnocchi a fine, lighter texture. 

3. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and egg yolk to the potatoes and season well with salt and pepper. 4. Mix the potatoes well with a spoon before adding in the flour. Quickly work the flour into the potato to produce a nice, smooth gnocchi dough. 

5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly for a minute. 

6. Cut the dough into three or four pieces and roll each piece into a long, tubular shape, about the thickness of your finger. Cut off pieces 2.5cm/1in long using a sharp knife. 

7. You can leave the gnocchi into this shape, or alternatively you can roll each piece into an oblong and press onto the back of a fork to make indentations in the gnocchi. 

8. As you go along, place the gnocchi onto a tray sprinkled with the semolina, and also sprinkle some on top of the gnocchi to avoid them from sticking together. 

9. You can now prepare the sauce for the gnocchi by heating the olive oil and butter in a large pan. 

10. Add in the garlic and thyme and cook for 2 minutes. Add the diced pumpkin to the pan, season well with salt and pepper and continue to cook for about 5 minutes only, leaving the pumpkin still firm. 

11. Add the double cream and white wine to the pan, lower the heat and allow the sauce to reduce and thicken for 2-3 minutes. 

12. Add in ¾ of the chopped walnuts and turn off the heat. 

13. To cook the gnocchi, drop batches into a large saucepan of salted boiling water, taking care not to over crowd the pan as the gnocchi will stick together. 

14. As soon as the gnocchi are cooked, they will float to the top of the water (this should take only 2 or 3 minutes). 

15. Remove the cooked gnocchi from the pan with a slotted spoon and toss into the prepared sauce. 

16. Coat the gnocchi with the sauce and serve immediately in deep plates sprinkled with the remaining chopped walnuts.