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Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Scratch

One of our favorite sweet potato recipes is swet potato gnocchi, which fits our idea of somewhat healthy comfort food.

They cook in 1 minute, have a chewy and delectable structure, and can be served with your favorite sauce, such as butter & sage or mushrooms.


  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour + 1/4 cup if needed*

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

For the Butter & Sage Sauce

  • 15 leaves sage

  • 3 tablespoons of butter ( I used Vegan butter)

  • 2 twists of black pepper


  1. Microwave the sweet potatoes at maximum power for 7 to 10 minutes or until they are tender. Prick them with a utensil to see if they are cooked through. The blade must be simple to insert. Scoop out the flesh from the sweet potatoes after cutting them in half, and add it to a big dish.

  2. Mash the sweet potatoes with a fork while they are still hot.

  3. Stir in all-purpose flour and salt with a spatula to combine the materials.

  4. Place the dough on a cutting block and knead for 1 minute, or until the potatoes and flour are well combined and a soft dough forms. If required, add more flour. You should have a compact yet soft and slightly moist gnocchi mixture. Do not over-knead.

Step 2: Shape the Gnocchi

  1. Four pieces of dough should be cut, and each should be rolled into a long rope-like form.Now that the rope has been cut into 1-inch sections, your pillow-shaped gnocchi are prepared. Advice: Before shaping the gnocchi, dust your work area with flour to prevent the dough from getting wet on your hands.

  2. Optional: You can shape the gnocchi with a spatula or gnocchi board if you prefer ridged gnocchi. Flour the gnocchi pillows and your fingers. Next, using your forefinger to gently press each gnocchi pillow down the back of the fork.

Step 3: Cook the Gnocchi

  1. In a big saucepan, melt some butter and cook some fresh sage leaves for a couple of minutes.

  2. In a big saucepan of salted, boiling water, cook the gnocchi. When they rise to the top, they are prepared. Gnocchi can only be cooked in two pieces at once.

  3. Using a slotted spatula, remove the gnocchi from the boiling water and add them to the pan of butter and sage sauce.

  4. Fry for two minutes before topping with optional parmesan or dairy-free cheese and serving on a platter.

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