Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale is hands down one of our favorite meatless meals that I make on a regular basis. This gnocchi dish also scores mega points for being fast (30 min), easy (one pot meal) and cheap. I do splurge on fresh sage for this dinner but I try to pair another meal on the same week which also highlights sage so I get the most bang for my buck.
The kids are so-so because of the green kale, but if I take the time to spoon out the soft gnocchi and butternut squash, they will gobble this up. My clincher is to use the parmesan cheese grater after I serve them. There is something about that experience of watching freshly grated cheese drape over your entire plate that makes your mouth salivate.
2 tablespoons butter
1 bag of pre-diced butternut squash (sure you could purchase a whole butternut squash, and peel, seed, and dice it yourself but I'm no Martha Stewart!)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh sage
1 to 2 dashes of red pepper flakes