I absolutely love finding new sweet potato recipes. The first time I ever ate Gnocchi was actually homemade by my Dad and then I had it again at a restaurant in CA, it was so delicious!
It was served with a smooth and creamy cheese sauce, which can be challenging to replicate with a long list of food allergies, however check out our cheesy potato recipes or mac and cheese for a few delicious and dairy free cheese options. Also view our sauce recipes page for other wonderful and delicious options!
I enjoyed both the sweet potato and pumpkin gnocchi, the sweet potato was easier to work with and made for a more dough like consistency. How will you serve your gnocchi? Visit us on Facebook to share your recipe or also visit our soup recipes page for some inspiration!
Bake the sweet potatoes at 350 for approx 30-40 mins until soft. Allow to cool, then peel off the skin (it should come off easily once cooked and cooled).
Next mash the sweet potato in a bowl and add both of the flours and mix until all ingredients are blended together. The mixture should start to form into a dough like consistency. I find it easiest to mix with your hands.
Once the mixture forms into a large ball, roll the dough into smaller sized balls and tear off fist fulls of the dough and roll into a log shape, approx. 2 cm thick.
Using a knife cut off 1 cm inch pieces. Place gnocchi onto plate with enough room to leave space in-between, I rolled each piece into a ball, however you can also leave as is or for a more decorative pasta press each piece with a fork or pinch in-between two fingers to shape.
Bring water to a boil adding approximately 3 tsp. of salt. Once the water comes to a rolling boil carefully drop gnocchi into the pot (try using a ladle to ease into water) and stir the gnocchi to prevent sticking and leave to cook for approx 5-10 mins (gnocchi will reach the surface when done so stay close by).
Scoop out the gnocchi with a slotted spoon, gently shake off the water and transfer pasta to a plate to dry.
You can either drizzle with a little olive oil and your choice of sauce or place into a pan with olive oil and fry for approx 3-5 mins (until a lightly golden).