Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I'm a huge lover of Italian food and thought I'd try making some sweet potato Gnocchi for the first time. I was so happy that it turned out amazing for the first try.
This recipe is very easy and I'm sure you will love it!
These delicious pillows of goodness make for a great comfort food.

1 large sweet potato
2 cups of Plain/All purpose flour
1 Tsp of Himalayan salt
1 Tsp of Garlic powder
1/2 Tsp pepper
1 jar of your favourite Marinara sauce (or homemade)
Water to boil Gnocchi


Bake a large sweet potato and let it cool completely before removing the skin.

Mash the sweet potato using a fork and add the, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Gradually add the flour to the potato mash until it forms a dough, you may not need all the flour. 
The dough will be slightly sticky but firm to the eye.

Knead the dough gently until it comes together and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Put some flour on a flat baking tray to lay out the gnocchi.

Cut a section of the dough and roll out a long sausage making sure you roll from the middle outwards to ensure the same thickness.

Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces.

Using a fork with the prongs facing upwards, gently roll each piece towards the prongs to make the signature gnocchi mark.

Bring a large ban of water to a rolling boil , add salt and gently drop the gnocchi into the water.
Give it a gentle stir so that the gnocchi doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. 
Cook for 5-7 minutes. You will know when the gnocchi is ready when it floats to the top of the pan.

Whilst you gnocchi is cooking prepare/heat your sauce.

Finally add the cooked gnocchi to the sauce and gently stir and cook for another 2 minutes.

Serve and enjoy the gnocchi with a sprinkle of vegan cheese and a crisp salad.

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