Gluten Free Gnocchi with Sage, Roasted Butternut Squash and Ricotta

This recipe was inspired by a pasta recipe in Martha Stewart Living. I made some tweaks and served it with gluten free gnocchi. It's a perfect autumn recipe, warm, comforting and full of flavor.

Gluten Free Gnocchi with Sage, Roasted Butternut Squash and Ricotta

Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
12 ounces of gluten free gnocchi (I used Delallo brand)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 small butternut squash, peeled, halved and flesh cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3-4 cups)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed fresh sage leaves
1 cup whole-milk ricotta, for serving
Pine nuts, for serving

1. Roast squash
Drizzle olive oil on diced squash, season with salt and pepper.
Roast in large roasting pan in 400 degree oven for about 30 min or until fork tender. Remove and set aside.
Once squash is done, make browned butter sage and gnocchi.

2. Boil water for gnocchi-
Follow directions on box of gnocchi (they only cook for 2 min in salted boiling water!)

While water is boiling....

3. In a large skillet, over medium heat add butter, melt. Add sage and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 2 minutes.

Turn down heat, Add squash to skillet and warm for a minute, stirring gently.

Gnocchi should be done now. Drain gnocchi and add to warm skillet of squash and butter. Stir together gently so the flavors marry together.

Remove from heat, serve on plate and add a dollop of whole milk ricotta, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Enjoy this warming, autumn comfort food!


Baked Gluten Free Vanilla Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

I haven't updated the blog in a long time. Life has been very busy.  I do apologize! Last week I had a craving for a donut. I wasn't a huge donut aficionado before going gluten-free, but it was a nice treat once in a while. These donuts are cakey and flavorful! Hope you enjoy the sweet chocolaty goodness!

I adapted this recipe from the Baking Beauties. The pictures of her donuts are beautiful. Check them out!

For the Donuts (makes 6)
1/3 cup rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tbs dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp bourbon vanilla extract
butter for greasing donut pan
donut pan

Vanilla Doughnuts:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour, tapioca flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into a large resealable bag. Cut a hole in one of the corners of the bag, and pipe the batter into the prepared/greased doughnut pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the top of the doughnut bounces back when gently pressed on.
  • Let the doughnuts sit in the pan for a few minutes before removing them to a wire cooling rack.
  • Let cool slightly before icing.
Chocolate Glaze/Icing Recipe
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs milk or water
2 tbs vanilla extract

Mix together the sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth, pourable glaze. Add more milk a little at a time if needed. Drizzle over donuts and enjoy!