Thursday, March 26, 2009

Never Too Late for Pumpkin

I know it's spring and all, and pumpkin isn't exactly in season. But I don't care. Pumpkin is good any time, especially in Happy Herbivore's yummy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Alfredo Sauce:

Both recipes come from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, Volume One. The pumpkin gnocchi offers an alternative to traditional potato-based gnocchi. It's super garlicky and since the recipe only serves two, it made just enough to feed me dinner and leftovers the next day.

The alfredo sauce recipe is actually listed separately under the book's sauce section, but I thought it'd be the perfect gnocchi topping. And I was right! I've tried a lot of vegan alfredo sauce recipes, and this is my favorite! It's so creamy and delicious. I had a hard time not eating the sauce by itself from the pan with a spoon. This will be my new go-to alfredo recipe.

23 comments:

nora said...

i think, out of all the vegan blog posts i've read in recent memory, this is the dish i most want to eat. pumpkin should have year-round status. :)

ladyliriel said...

I love pumpkin any time of the year!!!! Yum

Virginia said...

i LOVE pumpkin all year long! especially since i have a few cans in my pantry right now! looks yum!

shellyfish said...

It's always pumpkin time! This looks so good!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

*swoons from the deliciousness*

shelby said...

I made this pre-blogging and it was delicious!!!

Sal said...

yum, that sounds amazing.

A_and_N said...

wow I've never heard of pumpkins being used in gnocchis. And I am a sucker for alfredo too :)

Mihl said...

That looks just perfect together!

pixiepine said...

That looks really tasty!

Kiersten said...

You're 100% right- anytime of year is a good time for pumpkin! Pumpkin gnocchi is awesome, I haven't made it in so long.

jessy said...

i've gotta get her cookbook! thanks for the review, Bianca! i haven't had alfredo sauce since becoming vegan & i'd love to try this one out. mmmmmmmm! i could eat pumpkiny goodness any day! yay!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

you are a great sales person! Now I really want to try this sauce recipe. I'm still looking for a favorite vegan version!

Jenn said...

Oh, yum. :-)

Macie said...

I was going to make gnocchi soon, too. I saw some on food network and felt inspired. Your post is only more encouragement!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I want to eat the for dinner. Damn..

Cyn said...

oooh, that looks delicious. I love anything with pumpkin. I've only made gnocchi once, and it didn't turn out so good, but I definitely need to try again because I love it.

poopiebitch said...

I hope you enjoy my loaf while you're out of town!

I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to try making gnocchi. Now I can't, because I'll just look like a wanna-be. Bitch.

I had your pizza for lunch today - I thought it was great! I've never (never?!) made my own pizza crust, so I sure as hell can't judge anyway. The noochy sauce was saucy and noochy. Yummm.

Oh, and your haiku brought a tear to my eye. Just sayin'.

Cindy DG said...

I LOVE pumpkin year round!
This looks great!!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

River said...

Amen! It's never ever too late for pumpkin! You know the stuff is good when you want to eat it straight from the pan.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Totally agree... pumpkin should be in the spotlight year round! Love gnocchi...yum yum.

Erin said...

Looks delicious! Lindsay's e-book is high on my to buy list for sure.

HP Pavilion DV8 battery said...

Well, I don’t know if that is going to work for me, however definitely worked for you! :) Excellent post!