15+ Easy & Flavorful Sauces for Pumpkin Gnocchi

Wondering what the best sauces for pumpkin gnocchi are? There are so many great options! From brown butter sauce to creamy alfredo, and more! Here are some of the BEST pumpkin gnocchi sauces to try tonight!

Serving pumpkin gnocchi for dinner? Let’s sauce things up!

From browned butter sauce to rich & creamy alfredo sauce, there’s something for every palate. So, don’t be afraid to mix it up and try something new this fall.

Pick one of your favorite pumpkin gnocchi sauces from the list below, add a couple gnocchi side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

PS – Don’t forget about the best wine with pasta (or gnocchi) options too.

How to Cook Pumpkin Gnocchi

Boiled Gnocchi

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add your pumpkin gnocchi and cook until they begin to float (meaning they are done). It should take about 90 seconds. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon.
  • Toss with one of the amazing sauces below!

Pan-Seared Gnocchi

  • Boil the gnocchi following the steps above.
  • Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Arrange the gnocchi in the skillet in a single layer (work in batches if needed).
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the gnocchi are lightly browned and crispy.
  • Toss with one of the gnocchi sauces below!

Tip: These sauces are also delicious with sweet potato gnocchi.

The BEST Sauces for Pumpkin Gnocchi

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Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Pumpkin & Kale. Made with gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan, this dish is a cheese lovers dream. And the addition of seasonal pumpkin & kale makes it perfect for the Fall.
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Sweet potato gnocchi in white bowl next to sage leaves and parmesan rind.
Dressed your pumpkin gnocchi up with a browned butter sage sauce that’s packed with flavor.
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Overhead close up of blue cheese gnocchi tossed with prosciutto and spinach.
Coat your Pumpkin Gnocchi in a rich blue cheese. Then it's tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto. 
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Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
This 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce recipe is an easy go-to sauce you can serve with pasta, chicken, shrimp, and so much more. The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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This gnocchi is inviting with flavors of roasted and slightly caramelized butternut squash, pancetta topped with brown butter sauce and sage.
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Bring loads of flavour to your pack of gnocchi by cooking it with chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy Parmesan sauce.
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Keeping things cozy and delicious today with this Pumpkin Cauliflower Gnocchi with Nutty Browned Butter and Whipped Ricotta. Fall at its best!
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Make a gourmet meal at home in just 25 minutes! This easy gnocchi recipe has a creamy tomato and white wine sauce and is made all in one pan with simple ingredients.
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This one pan, 30-minute creamy Boursin gnocchi recipe is a simple yet gourmet-tasting weeknight treat at home! The rich and creamy sauce is hard to resist.
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This one pan, 30-minute creamy sausage gnocchi recipe has flavorful Italian sausage, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese for a cozy weeknight treat that’s effortless to make.
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Sage Brown Butter Sauce is delicious with your Pumpkin Gnocchi!
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Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
This 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce is an easy go-to sauce you can serve with your favorite pasta! The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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Bowl of pumpkin pasta next to bottle of wine.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is so delicious and perfect for Fall. Imagine your Pumpkin Gnocchi drizzled with a creamy pumpkin sauce flavored with sausage & sage — incredibly delicious!
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Balsamic Reduction
It’s so easy to make a balsamic glaze (balsamic reduction) at home. It only takes 15 minutes and would compliment pumpkin ravioli so well!
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Thai Peanut Sauce
This Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe is an adventurous choice for dressing your pumpkin ravioli! It only takes 5 minutes to make!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Delicious Sauces for Pumpkin Gnocchi

Wondering what the best sauces for pumpkin gnocchi are? There are so many great options! From brown butter sauce to creamy alfredo, and more! Here are some of the BEST pumpkin gnocchi sauces to try tonight! Try this Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Pumpkin & Kale. Made with gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan, this dish is a cheese lovers dream. And the addition of seasonal pumpkin & kale makes it perfect for the Fall.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees and lightly grease a large oven-safe skillet or casserole dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook the gnocchi according to package directions, adding the kale for the last minute. Drain the gnocchi and kale, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, cream, garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Add the gnocchi and kale, gruyere, mozzarella and ½ cup parmesan and toss to combine.
  • Transfer the gnocchi to the baking dish, then sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3080IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 496mg | Iron: 4mg

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