Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crispy Fried Sage

A classic way to eat gnocchi is with a brown butter and sage sauce. The sauce is really easy to make as it only involves melting some butter in a pan, letting it brown for a few minutes, and then frying fresh sage leaves in the butter. It is a perfect sauce for both pumpkin and sweet potato gnocchi. The next step is to toss the gnocchi in the sauce for a few minutes and the result is a delicious pasta with flavors of pumpkin and sage. I added a little lemon juice at the end to give the pasta a little more flavor.

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crispy Fried Sage

(makes about 4 servings)
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  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 handful sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 batch pumpkin gnocchi, boiled
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • handful parmigiano-reggiano, garnish


  1. In a saute pan, melt the butter and cook it on high until it just starts to brown.
  2. Turn down the heat and add the chopped sage and fry about 1 minute.
  3. Add the gnocchi and toss to coat for several minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the lemon juice. Garnish with the  parmigiano-reggiano.

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