5 Frugal Gourmet Recipes

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Since the days of ancient Rome, savvy chefs have used dumplings known as gnocchi to create delicious, filling meals. Made from wheat flour or potatoes, there's no question that gnocchi are cheap, but few would call them gourmet. To spice up this classic dish without breaking the bank, ditch the potatoes and create dumplings made with pureed pumpkin. They'll serve as the perfect starter to your high-end meal or as a delectable anytime snack. Despite their hard-to-pronounce name, pumpkin gnocchi are also easy to make. With an ingredient list that's limited to canned or pureed pumpkin, eggs, flour, butter and sage, your family will never guess how little you had to spend to create this frugal gourmet dish.

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