Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I recently got a request from a friend for something that is dairy-free, soy-free, and easy.  So, here it is!

2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
2-1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt

(or equivalent proportions)

Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave until soft, for about 10 minutes.  Check at 5 min and every subsequent 2 minutes.

Scrape out potato flesh from peels into bowl (I used a grapefruit spoon).

Rice and/or mash sweet potatoes (what you're looking at is a ricer - it's very satisfying to press that sweet potato through those little holes).
Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with flour, using hands, until it holds together.  It still might be a bit sticky.  Roll with hands into logs, lay on floured board, and cut into 1-inch pieces.  It will be a lot easier to handle if you use plenty of flour on the board, knife, and your hands.  Lay out three or four logs alongside each other and slice all at once to save time.

This is how many gnocchi I made.  They can be saved for a long time in the freezer.  To freeze, put on a cookie sheet on floured parchment or a silicon baking sheet to prevent clumping.  Once frozen, put in plastic bags or containers and return to the freezer.
Boil for 8-10 minutes.

Add sage butter - which is sage and butter (or in this case, Earth Balance), melted.

 I served it with sauteed broccoli and garlic.  That's nutritional yeast powder on top.

Nutrition: for 10 gnocchi, 134 calories, 30g carbs, <1g fat, 4g protein
Complete dish (using 1/2 T olive oil, one medium broccoli stalk, 2 t earth balance, and 1/2 T nutritional yeast): 333 calories, 41g carbs, 15g fat, and 11g protein.


  1. Hi, this is Iryna from the knitting meetup group. Thanks for this recipe! I just made a batch last night, some for last night's dinner, some for freezing and enjoying later. They were delicious! I didn't have sage, but I used thyme (my favorite)in the Earth Balance sauce. Thanks again!

    By the way, do you have a favorite recipe for a veggie burger? I'm trying out different versions and was wondering if you can recommend one...

  2. Hi! Glad you enjoyed it! I love the idea of making my own pasta, and this was so easy and healthy it almost seems like cheating. I still have some in the freezer.

    I don't have a veggie burger recipe I love, but if I find one, I will be sure to post it.


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