Pillows of Heaven | Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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  • Easy homemade sweet potato gnocchi recipe

    After 5 days of rain, I needed a little pick-me-up. For me, that’s all too often found in food. Fortunately this time, it was in a slightly healthier dish. I’ve been obsessed with pasta as long as I can recall. Making fresh pasta makes me so happy – I find comfort in making noodles from scratch. It relaxes me, just as baking does. Until recently, I had never attempted homemade gnocchi. Chris & I went to dinner a few days ago & I of course previewed the menu before arriving. I just can’t help myself! I was excited to try their sweet potato gnocchi & knew before I arrived that that’s what I would be ordering. I was disappointed to find that the menu had changed & they weren’t offering any seasonal dishes. My salad was great, but it didn’t satisfy that craving, so I experimented with homemade sweet potato gnocchi & it was phenomenal. I was surprised that it was also incredibly easy to make!

    Pillows of Heaven | Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a browned butter sage sauce

    I prefer to prep most of our dinners during nap time – it’s proven to be the least stressful way to make dinner. These little pillows of heaven can be prepared hours in advance & tossed in the sauce later to finish. Yes, we’ll be having this often! Here are the easy do-it-yourself details for homemade sweet potato gnocchi:

    1. Clean, poke & bake your sweet potatoes
    2. Puree baked sweet potatoes – the smoother, the better.
    3. Add flour & knead. Roll, cut & toss into boiling water.
    4. Boil until just a few seconds after they rise to the top, toss in sauce.

    It’s so simple that I’m not sure why I haven’t attempted them before! I’m also anti-leftovers {don’t judge} & even loved these day 2 tossed again in sauce!

    Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Little pillows of Heaven!

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 460 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 2 potatoes large
    • 1 c flour
    • 1/2 c flour for rolling
    • sage fresh
    • 1/2 c butter
    • pepper
    • 1/4 c parmesan fresh grated

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Poke & bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes.
    2. Remove from oven & puree {I used a food processor}.
    3. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine flour & sweet potato puree. Switch to dough hook & knead for 4 minutes or knead by hand.
    4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
    5. Roll out dough {still slightly sticky} using flour & your hands into rolls. Cut into pieces. *
    6. Boil gnocchi until a few seconds after it rises to the top & strain.
    7. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt & brown butter until it reaches a nice, nutty aroma. Chop fresh sage & toss in & continue to cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat & toss drained gnocchi. Garnish with pepper & parmesan & serve.
    8. *optional: use a fork to make traditional gnocchi indentions

    Recipe Notes

    1 large potato = 2 generous servings. For every potato, allow about a 1/2 cup of flour. The goal is to use as little flour as possible, to keep them pillow-like, but the more flour you use, the easier it is to roll them out, either way, you can't go wrong!

     

    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 460 Calories from Fat 225
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 25g 38%
    Saturated Fat 15g 75%
    Cholesterol 65mg 22%
    Sodium 314mg 13%
    Potassium 490mg 14%
    Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Protein 10g 20%
    Vitamin A 15.2%
    Vitamin C 14.7%
    Calcium 11.7%
    Iron 31.5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Tip: 1 large potato = 2 generous servings. For every potato, allow about a 1/2 cup of flour. The goal is to use as little flour as possible, to keep them pillow-like, but the more flour you use, the easier it is to roll them out, either way, you can’t go wrong!

    Easy Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a sage & browned butter sauce

    I cannot get enough of fall flavors! What’s your favorite fall dinner? You may also like my browned butter butternut squash pasta! Never miss a recipe – sign up for my newsletter here & follow along on Pinterest!

    Julie

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