Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan #SundaySupper

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This Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan is the perfect one pot dish for casual entertaining. It is rich and creamy and packed with wonderful fall flavours. 
Metal pan filled with creamy pumpkin gnocchi topped with cheese and thyme.

This baked pumpkin gnocchi is the epitome of comfort food!

Pillow of potato gnocchi are baked with sliced pumpkin, onions, cheese and cream.

The result is the most delicious pan of gnocchi ever. It makes the house smell like a big warm hug!

Honestly this might be my favourite gnocchi recipe ever!!!!

Metal spoon scoping up creamy pumpkin gnocchi from a metal pan.

This week #SundaySupper are celebrating comforting pasta dishes, You can see them all below the recipe.

When it comes to comforting pasta dishes I think this Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan hits the bulls eye. It is a crowd pleaser, and although the recipe takes 50 minutes, for 40 of those the dish is in the oven, so that gives you plenty of time to lay the table and make a quick side salad and an appetizer.

Actually for a rich main dish like this I would suggest rather than a sit down appetizer, perhaps serve a light canapé instead. Something like my Seared Sesame Tuna Bites or just have some delicious olives and a glass of bubbly ready for your guests. I love these citrus herb marinated olives from Amanda, The Chunky Chef.

Then finish the meal with a simple dessert like my Baileys Affogato 99. Simple and delicious!

Large white ramekin with an individual serving of Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi.

If you want to dress this dish up, you can bake it in individual dishes, like the picture above. Served like this it is a very elegant yet comforting dish. In smaller dishes like this check the pots after 30 minutes, if a knife goes through the pumpkin easily they are done.

Enjoy x

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SQ Metal dish with Pumpkin Gnocchi with a creamy sauce and garnished with thyme
4.84 from 6 votes

Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan #SundaySupper

This Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan is the perfect one pot dish for casual entertaining. It is rich and creamy and packed with wonderful fall flavours. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 703 kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 lb store-bought potato gnocchi
  • 1.5 lb pumpkin
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 600 ml whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 390ºF/200°C.
  2. Grease a 13" round baking dish.
  3. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, salt it generously and add the gnocchi. Cook it as per the packet instructions and then drain and rinse in cold water.
  4. Remove any peel from the pumpkin and then use a mandolin or sharp knife to cut it into thin slices (no thicker than 0.2 inch)
  5. Peel and slice the onion into half moons.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the cooked gnocchi, sliced pumpkin, onion, olive oil and thyme.
  7. Whisk the cream together with the egg yolks and half of the mozzarella.
  8. Pour the mixture over the gnocchi and then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan and bake for 40 minutes until golden and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan #SundaySupper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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    • Shirley Muscat
    • April 17, 2018

    Hi Claire
    Thank you very much for your recipe. I made the dish for my husband this afternoon for lunch. He was so happy and he absolutely loved it. He told me this dish was out of the ballpark! It will now be a regular on the menu for him. Once again much thanks!

    1. Reply

      Oh Shirley, I am happy to hear this.
      Thank you so much for coming back to comment.
      So glad your husband enjoyed it 😀

  1. Reply

    This looks like a wonderful meal. Your pictures are making my mouth water and I want these for breakfast (its still early here).

    1. Reply

      Thank you 😀
      And I think gnocchi for breakfast sounds like a great plan! 😉

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  4. Reply

    Oh YUM! This is the perfect fall dinner- I feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about my first (and second and thousandth) bite of this. Love it!

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  6. Reply

    This would make an awesome addition to a Thanksgiving spread.

    • Liz
    • October 16, 2017

    This is one gorgeous pasta dish! The color and flavors are wonderful!!

  7. Reply

    Oh my heavens this sounds amazing! I’m going to make it for dinner tonight as I have 1/4 of a veg box pumpkin needing used up (it’s just my husband and I for dinner tonight). Thanks for the inspiration! Going to replace the mozza with gouda (shop’s too far away on this rainy day), but other than that…. ooh I can’t wait!

    1. Reply

      I think gouda will be fabulous!!!! It will add a nice nutty edge to the dish! (I totally get not wanting to head to the shops! Our local store is 30 minutes away so I avoid it heading out for single items too!)
      I hope you love it as much as we do.
      Leftovers are great the following day too 😀

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