Fabio Viviani’s Pumpkin Gnocchi Dumplings

What could be sexier than some sweet pillows of love in your mouth? She will melt as the gnocchi melts in her mouth. Eating gnocchi is the second best thing you can do with your mouth after kissing! It is great to share and feed each other the little dumplings.

Pumpkin Gnocchi Dumplings


  • 1 lb. potatoes, cooked until soft and mashed
  • 1 lb. pumpkin flesh, roasted until soft and mashed
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2-3 cups of flour
  • 20 sage leaves
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix the cooked mashed potatoes with the cooked pumpkin (squeeze with a towel if flesh is too wet) in a standing mixer with paddle attachment. Set speed to low.
  2. Add grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste while mixer is running.
  3. Add about 2 or 3 cups (3 if potato mixture is too wet) of flour and mix uniformly.
  4. Remove the pumpkin/potato dough from mixer and shape it into fist size ball. Roll it into cigar-shaped pieces and cut it with a knife in dumplings, about 1 inch pieces.
  5. Cook them in salted boiling water until dumplings float to top, about 3-5 minutes. 6. Top dumplings with brown butter sage: Cook 20 leaves of sage in 2 tbs. of butter in a skillet over low fire until butter is browned and sage is crisp, about 5 minutes.


  1. Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    OMG, that looks delicious and I was just looking for a Christmas Eve meal to feed my vegetarian in-laws! Perfetto!!

    • Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Great idea! Fabio has some delicious vegetarian options. Thanks for visiting our blog!

  2. Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for this amazing recipe. I can not wait to give it a try!

  3. cheri7flame
    Posted January 15, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    I just can’t wait to try this! It looks delicious! C! Thank You!

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