24 October 2012

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Spinach Gnocchi


Hi everyone!
My mum and I were thinking about what to have for dinner and I suggested trying out gnocchi with butternut squash and chicken, as it's easy and everyone would eat it. Butternut squash is one of my all time favourite Autumn and Winter ingredients. It's so lovely and you can do so much with it like roast it, put it in ravioli or turn it into soup.

Serves 4 (plus leftovers)
1 onion
5 small garlic cloves
chili flakes
olive oil
chicken (enough for 4)
spinach (half a pack)
butternut squash (enough for 4)
gnocchi (enough for 4)

Preheat your oven (200°)
Wash half a pack of spinach and leave it to dry.
Peel and chop the onion and one garlic clove, then chop the butternut squash into cubes.
Peel four cloves of garlic but leave them whole.
Put the four whole garlic gloves and the butternut squash in a baking tin, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle the chili flakes on top. Put that in the oven for about 30 minutes or until soft and golden.
Cut your chicken into cubes and put the onions and garlic in a frying pan with some olive oil to soften.
Once soft and golden, add the chicken and some extra chili flakes (optional). Once it's done, put to one side.
Heat up water in a pasta pan and add some salt and a bit of olive oil. Once it's boiling, add the gnocchi, which usually only takes about two minutes (until they've all risen).
Pour boiling water over the spinach and wait for it to wilt.
Take the butternut squash out of the oven, squash the garlic with a fork and mix in the gnocchi, the chicken and the spinach.
Add Parmesan to serve.
We added some sweetcorn as well, which is optional. We'd originally wanted to toast some pine nuts and add them, but forgot all about them!


  1. That sounds amazing. I want that in my belly!! NOOOM LaceyLoves

  2. That looks amazing! I'm definitely trying this :)


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