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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi with sage butter sauce recipe that is simply decadent and beyond delicious. This is a very special dinner that can be thrown together fairly quickly.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, pasta, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 240 kcal



  • 1 lb sweet potato
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ¼ cup flour

Sage Butter Sauce

  • 1 stick butter (8 tbsp)
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 sage leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  1. With a fork, stick the sweet potato a few times. Wrap the sweet potato in a wet paper towel and place in microwave for 7 minutes or until the insides are soft.

  2. With a spoon, scoop out the inside of the potato and add to a mixing bowl. Add in ricotta cheese, parmesan and salt. With a spoon, mix until well combined and almost smooth.

  3. Add in the flour, ½ cup at a time, gently kneading with each addition of flour. Do not overknead or the mixture will be come tough.

  4. As the dough becomes easier to handle move to a lightly floured work surface and continue to knead a few times, then mold the dough into a 9x5 loaf shape. Using a pizza cutter, cut about a 1 inch section from the short end.

  5. Roll this section on the floured surface until you have a rope size piece of dough. Cute the rope into 1 inch pieces. These will be your gnocchi pillows.

  6. Bring a large pot of water to boiling and place the gnocchi pillows in the boiling water. When the gnocchi rise to the top of the water, they are done cooking. It took about 5 minutes for mine to cook.

  7. Pour the gnocchi and the water into a strainer. Move gnocchi into a bowl and add a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

  8. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the stick of butter and cook, until it is bubbling and foaming. Place the gnocchi pieces in the skillet and cook until browned on both sides. It took about 5 minutes on each side for me.

  9. Add in the garlic, sage and salt and cook for a few more minutes, stirring the mixture a few times to incorporate.

  10. Remove pan from the heat and leave alone for a few minutes to allow the butter to thicken.

  11. Add in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese, and toss lightly to mix together. Cook for a minute. Serve immediately. You can add pepper and lemon juice if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Pinch of Yum

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 1150mg50%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 136mg14%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin A 10985IU220%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.