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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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You will adore sweet potato gnocchi - simple and tasty meal which goes well with any sauce. So easy and quick to make!

Sweet potato gnocchi

Gnocchi are one of the most popular dishes and everybody knows for potato gnocchi. These little dumplings can be made also from sweet potatoes. They can be turned into many interesting dishes. They can be turned into simple lunch or dinner everybody will adore. We like to cook them then toss into butter melted on the frying pan with some oregano. 

Sweet potato gnocchi

how to make sweet potato gnocchi

make sweet potato mash

First step for making sweet potato gnocchi is to prepare sweet potato mash. The easiest way to do this it to bake sweet potatoes in the oven. This way you don't have to peel and cut sweet potatoes. Just prick several times each sweet potato with a fork then place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. 

Sweet potato mash

Baking time vary depending on the size of sweet potatoes, but mostly it is between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Once you can insert easily fork in the sweet potato, it's ready. If the sweet potatoes are really big, you can half them to bake faster.

Once they are tender and skin is wrinkle, take them from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes until you can handle with them. Carefully peel off the skin and place sweet potato flash into a bowl. Mash it with potato masher or with a fork until you get a smooth mash.

  • Note: From 500g sweet potatoes you will get around 250g mash.

Sweet potato mash

Make sweet potato gnocchi dough

Place sweet potato mash in a bowl, add Greek yogurt and some salt. Add flour gradually kneading very gently after each addition. Be sure not to over knead the dough as gnocchi will be tough. As the dough becomes easier to handle, transfer it to a floured work surface. Take 1/3 or dough and roll into a rope-like shape. Cut the rope into slices of 2.5cm. Repeat this with the rest of the dough.

Shaping sweet potato gnocchi

Take 1/3 or dough and roll into a rope-like shape. Cut the rope into slices of 2.5cm. Repeat this with the rest of the dough. Now prepare gnocchi as you wish or place them in the fridge to prepare later or freeze them.

Sweet potato gnocchi

How to cook sweet potato gnocchi?

Bring a large pot of water to boil, add gnocchi and boil until the gnocchi rise to the top. Drain them using a slotted spoon and place in glass bowl. Toss gently with some olive oil to prevent sticking. From now on you can continue preparing gnocchi as you wish.

Can we freeze sweet potato gnocchi?

Sweet potato gnocchi can be stored in the fridge for 3 days or freezed for a few weeks. 

Arrange gnocchi on baking tray in one layer and place tray in the freezer. Once they are frozen transfer them to a freezer bag. Once you want to cook them, just throw them directly into boiling water without thawing.

Serving ideas for sweet potato gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi can be served in so many way you will have a hard time to decide. We love to serve them in brown butter sauce and with oregano. This simple recipe is ideal for a quick and easy meal - if you have your gnocchi ready. 

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi


  • 500g sweet potatoes (2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Prick the sweet potato with a fork for several times, then bake them for 40 - 50 minutes or until tender. They are ready once you can press a fork into the center easily. Set aside to let cool until you can handle them easily.

  2. Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes and mash them using potato masher or ricer on a work surface.

  3. Add flour and salt to the top of the sweet potatoes start to incorporate together. Knead the dough until it is firm and no longer sticky, adding flour as needed.

  4. Roll the dough into a ball and cut into 8 even pieces. Roll each piece into a long log (1cm thick). Cut pieces into gnocchi of 2cm. Gently toss each piece into flour and press on gnocchi board or a fork to get ridges. 

  5. Heat a saucepan of salted water to boil. Add gnocchi and let cook for a few minutes. Once the gnocchi floats to the surface, let it cook for another 30 seconds and then remove using a slotted spoon. Toss in your favourite sauce.

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