Gnocci with Butternut Squash, Kale, Pancetta

Yes, Mangia Paleo has found a grain free, gluten free pasta alternative. Cappello’s is a Colorado based company that blessed me with their amazing paleo-friendly pastas.

This is another one-skillet meal! Who honestly likes doing dishes? Crazy people. That’s who.
I should also note that this particular pasta does include potato flakes. However, it is gluten free along with their other pasta products which are almond flour and egg based.



  • 12 oz package Cappello’s gnocchi
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup butternut squash, cubed
  • 4 oz pancetta or bacon
  • 6 sage leaves, chopped
  • 3 kale leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, ghee, or grass-fed butter (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • sea salt and pepper to taste



Add pancetta to a skillet on medium-high heat. Once the fat is rendered add cubed butternut squash, garlic, and sage leaves. Lower heat to medium and cook until squash is tender.


Add torn kale leaves to the skillet along with gnocchi, vegetable stock, and olive oil or ghee. By the time the kale wilts down the gnocchi will also incorporate the flavors of the ingredients. You may need to add more oil or vegetable stock depending on how much fat you got from the pancetta. You don’t want it too dry because EW and you don’t want it too moist because the gnocchi will get mushy.

Remember to season each time you add ingredients – salt and pepper or just pepper. 😉


MANGIA! and check out Cappello’s gluten free and grain free products here.

5 thoughts on “Gnocci with Butternut Squash, Kale, Pancetta

  1. littleblissbook

    I’m all about one-skillet meals honestly. Multiple pans to wash? Pssh please nobody got time for that. I’d rather spend more time eating than cleaning. This dish looks nommers 🙂


  2. Anne

    Love your blog; your style brings a smile to my face! Perhaps it’s the common Italian background? I just “discovered” the Paleo way of feeding your cells –the word diet has such negative connotations in today’s world (I don’t want to say I’m on a diet b/c folks think it’s all about losing weight, which I don’t have that great a problem with) Keep up the great job!
    Ciao bella, Antonietta

    1. mangiapaleo Post author


      Thank you for the kind words! 🙂 I agree with you on calling it a diet. Technically it is a diet persay…and a lifestyle, really. You’re right that most people associate the word ‘diet’ with weight loss. I have had numerous people ask me “how much weight did you lose?”. They are very confused when I tell them I didn’t lose anything. haha!

      Thanks again for following the blog,

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