"A new and yummy twist to Gnocchi. Pair this up with butter or your favorite alfredo sauce. This recipe can be made with butternut squash instead of the sweet potatoes." — ELA33INE
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2 (8 ounce)
A suggestion for those cooks having trouble rolling and cutting the dough:
Try putting the dough in a floured pastery bag (or a Ziplock with a corner cut out will do) and squeezing it out like toothpaste. Then slice off bits with a sharp knife to make appropriate-sized dumplings. You can squeeze them right into the pot of boiling water!
I failed miserably at this one! Too much flour in recipe?? Resembled little dumplings with the texture of rubber. I think I need practice in the art of gnocchi making!!
I gave this recipe 3-stars before, because my attempt came out very soggy and not very appetising. However, I have since played with the recipe a bit, getting a better idea of "soft dough" (it should stick to your hands, but stick to itself more...if that makes sense) and now I LOVE this recipe. Worth the effort - filling, tasty, and great with blue cheese or alfredo sauce.
IMPORTANT TIP: baking the potatoes took about 50 minutes - not 30. Also, it took forever to cut up the pasta (probably because I didn't do big dough balls). I would plan about 2-3 hours for this recipe. PREP TIPS: I added brown sugar and cinnamon to enhance the flavor of the sweet potatoes. Also, regarding the flour thing, I think the key is to follow the recipe when adding flour to the dough. Then, when you are actually rolling out the pasta, make sure the surface on which you are working and your hands are well floured. This will keep it from being too sticky and ending up looking like dumplings. Also, the person who said the smaller the better was VERY right. If you make the pieces of pasta large, you will end up with extremely filling dough balls. If you want it to be like pasta, and not dumplings, you need to keep it small. I went with flat, squares & rectangles about 1" x 1" to 1" x 2" (still very filling). Also, I used the tofu cream sauce recipe on this site, using vanilla soy milk instead of plain (to add sweetness and match the pasta) and it was awesome!! Even my husband, who is not a vegetarian, loved it. :)
I made a half recipe to use up leftover sweet potatoes, and thought they turned out great! I made them quite small (about the size of the end of my thumb). Anyone complaining about the lack of flavour... um... have you ever had potato gnocchi? These are how they're supposed to be.
Hint: cook the sweet potato in the microwave. Just wash the outside, stab it a few times with a knife, and nuke until soft (expect 15-30 min). Then cut in half and scoop out flesh.
I never made gnocchi before, and I'm not a "practiced cook". This came out spectacular. Like someone else said- its got to stick to itself more than your hands. I added flour to this until it was "rollable". I tossed it with a little virgin olive oil and salt and it was great.
I think next time I'll try adding some additional flavoring to it, maybe cinnamon, brown sugar, etc. I think anything you'd add to a sweet potato recipe would work well with this recipe. Thanks so much for providing it!!
These were delicious. I have been making traditional potato gnocchi for years (from an old family recipe) and decided to try sweet potato - WOW! I topped them with a little bit of butter infused with fresh sage. Can't wait to make them again. Thanks!
I boiled the potatoes instead of baking them (wasn't paying attention), but I don't think it mattered. It was quick though. Also, I used a spaetzle maker and made the dough the consistency of spaetzle. I think this worked, except that I put too much into the water at a time and possibly overcooked it, making the noodles a bit mushy. As far as taste goes, I had to add more salt (and I'm not a salt-aholic) and some pepper. We ate the noodles in alfredo sauce with chicken and peas as a mash-up and it was good (and colorful). This recipe has real promise. I'm going to try it again and be more careful with the boiling to see if the texture improves.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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