Gnocchi with roasted squash & goat’s cheese

Gnocchi with roasted squash & goat’s cheese

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A colourful dish that makes the most of gnocchi's great pairing with cheese, this simple recipe will soon become a favourite

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal333
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.76g
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  • 450g butternut squash, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g pack gnocchi



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…

  • 200g young leaf spinach
  • 100g goat's cheese


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the squash into a roasting tin with the garlic and oil, salt and pepper and mix well. Roast for 20 mins, shaking the pan halfway through, until tender and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the gnocchi according to pack instructions. With a few secs to go, throw in the spinach, then drain the gnocchi and spinach together. Tip into the roasting tin, then mix everything together well, mashing the softened garlic. Spoon onto warm serving plates, then crumble over the cheese to serve.

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Comments (47)

hangreen32's picture

Quick, easy and super delicious. I cannot wait to make (and eat) this again!

aleksandra_jeruzel's picture

Looks amazing. Very tasty & easy to make. Needed to roast the squash for 30 mins but maybe it is my oven. Would also recommend adding more garlic.

silkmoth's picture

Delicious! I replaced the normal goats cheese with a spreadable version, adding it to the gnocchi and spinach when they were still hot. The cheese then melts and covers everything in a nice saucy texture. I also added more garlic, and roasted the squash for longer.

felicityd's picture

Delicious - will certainly be cooking this again!

christinejones's picture

Delicious. We added a chopped red pepper to the butternut squash when roasting for added colour and taste. It also added to our veg in take for the day. This dish has become a regular on our dinner table.

vicwiggers's picture

Tasted amazing. Towards the end of cooking I added some pine nuts as well.

Will be making again.

sbbb005's picture

It was quick and simple to make. But I hated the taste of the goat's cheese and had to add alot of salt n pepper to get rid of the taste. It is quite a bland meal.

kerriekez's picture

A firm favourite in our house, the textures and flavours go together so well.

jacquila_sunrise's picture

Very good, very easy. Didn't have gnocchi so used penne pasta instead. A real winner though and very pretty. Also added more garlic as people above - it did seem to need it!

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embellina616's picture

Delicious and very filling. Gave my carnivorous husband a lamb chop like Nicky to satisfy his need for meat.

english-muffin's picture

Fantastico! Flavours went exceptionally well together.

charliebug's picture

Absultely scrummy! Add a bit of extra garlic if you are a garlic fiend like we are! We used a different type of squash as that is what we had in but the combination of flavours was lovely.

redaurigny's picture

very tasty. Very easy, and works with some ready made pastas too. It's jam packed with flavour and it's very quick if you use ready made gnocchi!

hayleygrice's picture

Such a simple recipe, you wouldn't believe how gorgeous it tastes when all combined. Made with two cloves of garlic and subsituted feta for goat's cheese (personal preference) and it's just delicious. To serve four, I actually use a whole KG of squash as otherwise it's a bit on the mean side. Plus I find in my oven it needs about 30 mins roasting. My non-veggie hubby adores it too.

mrsmangle's picture

Very tasty!

katyrouth's picture

Not a fan of this at all - all the individual components were lovely, but they didn't seem to go together well - there was too much going on. I'd think about doing this again, but perhaps without one of the squash or spinach.

nickyb04's picture

Love this- made it a couple of times for dinner parties and so easy and looks great, delicious. For meaty guests added some grilled lamb cutlets as well which went down well. A def. new favourite

lindsayentwistle's picture

Made this in the caravan and it was a huge success - worried meat loving hubby might not approve, but the whole family loved it.

moosepup79's picture

Simple, beautiful to look at and truly delicious! I was slightly concerned that this would lack flavour (due to the absence of herbs, etc), but stuck to the recipe and my faith was rewarded. This will be a regular in our house from now on!


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