My favorite pasta of all time is gnocchi. If I go to a restaurant and they have it on the menu...I'm ordering it.

Andrew and I hosted a lunch for 11 people this afternoon, therefore what better reason to try a new recipe I had received from a friend of mine...sweet potato gnocchi. That along with about 6 other dishes. I'm surprised I'm actually awake right now to write this post after all the cooking and cleaning I've been doing.
Last night the Italian in me arose. We prepared the gnocchi around 11pm with great oldie's music playing in the background to liven us up accompanied by some delicious rose wine. Who knew cooking can be so fun :)
Below are a few pictures of the pasta in the making, the recipe, and a video of Andy Garcia rolling gnocchi in the movie Godfather III.
I would've taken pictures today during lunch to show you the final product but I was too busy accommodating everyone that I did not have time to bring out the camera. Let me just say that they were enjoyed by all.

Lena xoxo

Prep Time:
30 Min
Cook Time:
35 Min
Ready In:
1 Hr 5 Min


Original Recipe Yield 4 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) sweet potatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, or until soft to the touch. Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool.
  2. Once the potatoes are cool enough to work with, remove the peels, and mash them, or press them through a ricer into a large bowl. Blend in the garlic, salt, nutmeg, and egg. Mix in the flour a little at a time until you have soft dough. Use more or less flour as needed.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. While you wait for the water, make the gnocchi. On a floured surface, roll the dough out in several long snakes, and cut into 1-inch sections. Drop the pieces into the boiling water, and allow them to cook until they float to the surface. Remove the floating pieces with a slotted spoon, and keep warm in a serving dish. Serve with butter or cream sauce.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 368 | Total Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 53mg
Nutritional Information
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 368
  • Total Fat: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Sodium: 323mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.8g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.2g
  • Protein: 10g 


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6 Responses to “Gnocchi”

libys11 said...

oh wow.. i always see that in italian menus but i dont know what they are.. i might have to try them out next time i visit a restaurant! :D

Mrs.Zeus said...

Hmm I dont think Ive ever tried this!
Looks yummmy & easy to make. Thanks for sharing this us Lena!

xoxo Kellz* said...

yay i want summmmmmmm of dat

all about the style said...

looks yummy !!

Christina said...

Love gnocchi! I respect that you hand rolled these and made them yourself. That takes a lot of time.

Kristy said...

i love stuffed pasta, especially gnocchi (with ricotta and spinach, mmmmm!) it's probably my favorite pasta after angel hair :)

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