All the kids love this, the squash hating husband even likes it. It's creamy and cheesy - what's not to love?
To feed 7:
3 boxes packaged gnocchi
1 bag frozen organic cubed butternut squash, thawed and drained
4-6 T butter
1/2 cup cream
3 T porcini powder
salt to taste
grated parmesano reggiano or grana padano cheese or some good raw cheddar
In a very large skillet, melt your butter and add the sage ( a leaf or two). Saute for a few minutes but don't brown the butter. Remove the sage. Stir in the cream and porcini powder. Hold at a low heat.
Drop the gnocchi, a package at a time, into a pot of boiling salted water. When they float to the top, scoop them out with a strainer and let them drain for a second before adding them to the skillet and stirring gently, just to coat. Repeat with the other two packages.
Add in the squash and stir gently to avoid turning the chunks into orange goo. Check for seasoning and salt as needed. Top with grated cheese.
Serve with a big salad and a nice Reisling. As with nearly everything, the addition of pork products would be heavenly.
Linking to Laura's Meatless Monday