Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Monday, November 20, 2017
I had always wanted to try making these with sweet potato gnocchi instead of regular potatoes.

this is how to make sweet potato gnocchi homemade from scratch

The Dough

The dough is so easy to work with and the addition of ricotta makes them so light.

Usually when we use ricotta with flour we call them cavatelli and make them homemade.

The sweet potato and ricotta combination is a light dough with a sweeter taste, nothing like regular potato gnocchi.

this is how to make sweet potato gnocchi homemade from scratch

Antonio Loves This Pasta!

Antonio had lots of fun playing with this dough.

I can already see he is going to love to cook, he pays very close attention.

Antonio my grandson trying to make sweet potato gnocchi

Making Wonderful Memories in the Kitchen

I only realize just how important it is as a grandmother to teach the next generation.

If it wasn't for my mom and grandmother, I wouldn't be cooking and writing this today, my inspiration came from them both.

My 3 year old grandson and son Curt are learning to make sweet potato gnocchi with me.

It's now my job to teach the next generation.

That was the fun part, making great memories together, learning together and those memories will last a lifetime for them to look back on.

this is my grandson making sweet potato gnocchi with grandma and daddy making memories and learning how to cook

Holiday Time

The enthusiasm and thrill of the holiday spirit in a child's eye are just precious.

These are precious blessings and moments in time that is what the holiday is all about.

my grandson Antonio in an elf suit

Our Newest Cook!

Our newest and latest chef in the family Antonio and his sister Talia!

He had so much fun cooking with grandma. Memories to last a lifetime.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Pin for later

these are instructions on a recipe to make Sweet Potato Gnocchi with an herb butter sauce

Sweet Potato vs White Potato Gnocchi

I am a true fan of potato gnocchi.

As a matter of fact it's my favorite pasta of all time.

One is sweet and savory with a herb sauce,  the other is plain with tomato sauce.

these are white potatoes an sweet potatoes to make gnocchi with

A Big Difference in Flavors

Sweet potato gnocchi is an acquired taste for me, I like it but it will never be number one over regular potato gnocchi.

It's different and certainly a nice change to the regular.

I really prefer to make this sweet potato gnocchi in the fall and during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Let me know how you like this recipe.

step by step instructions on how to make sweet potato gnocchi easy recipe

Try Some of my favorite homemade pasta recipes

Homemade gnocchi
Homemade egg noodles
Homemade manicotti
Homemade ravioli
Homemade cavatelli

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Italian, American
Yield: 6
how to make sweet potato gnocchi with ricotta and potatoes.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 20 mins total time: 35 mins
This is a different version for the Italian potato gnocchi using sweet potatoes


Sweet Potato Pasta Dough

2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 cups once mashed)
1/2 cup whole milk ricotta 
1 large egg 
2-3 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon kosher salt


I place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl using an industrial mixer until the soft dough formed around 40 seconds.

Roll into ropes, cut 1 inch pieces using a floured board. Using two fingers, press into the cut gnocchi and roll towards you. Place on a large cookie sheet. When all the gnocchi are cut and rolled, place the whole tray in the freezer. Once they are frozen, you can cook them in salted boiling water or place in a freezer bag until ready to cook.

Herb Sauce Use Your Favorite Herb

4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, fresh chopped rosemary  or parsley or combine them
1 cup heavy cream 
1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan, plus more for serving 
pinch fresh grated nutmeg 
pinch cayenne pepper 
kosher salt 

 Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook until it begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the herbs using and then slowly pour in the cream. Whisk in the Parmesan, nutmeg, cayenne, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer the sauce for 3-5 minutes, whisking until smooth. Keep warm over low heat

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi Pin for later

these are instructions on a recipe to make Sweet Potato Gnocchi with an herb butter sauce

If you like regular potato gnocchi better

Try my recipe for Homemade Gnocchi

step by step instructions on how to make sweet potato gnocchi easy recipe


  1. The holidays will be so fun for you this year, Claudia! Wishing you a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!!! xoxo

  2. What lovely photos, great recipe and good memories! Wishing you all the very best for Thanksgiving and the Festive Season all the way from Normandie, Sue xxx

  3. Adorable grandchildren! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Dear Claudia, What a beautiful family! Wishing you a Happy and Very, Blessed Thanksgiving my friend. xoxo Catherine


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