Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Pillowy and flavored with the subtle earthy sweetness of roasted sweet potato, these Sweet Potato Gnocchi are incredibly versatile dumplings that pair well with a simple coating of herby browned butter or a creamy garlic sauce. Traditional gnocchi are typically made with white potatoes, but by using sweet potatoes, you get the unique flavor as well as the bright orange color of the root vegetable. To make, mix the sweet potato into ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese. The ricotta gives the gnocchi their characteristic fluffy texture and milky flavor, while the Parmesan adds a rich saltiness that helps to balance the natural sweetness of the potato. Once this mix is seasoned with salt and pepper, carefully stir in flour. You'll need a a sticky dough that is generously coated before being shaped and cut into dumpling pieces. The dumplings themselves only require about 5 minutes to cook. As with any homemade dumpling or pasta, the labor that goes into making it pays off in the most delicious ways. Since this recipe requires no special equipment aside from a bowl, a fork, and a knife, you can impress yourself and guests with homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi any time.
The gnocchi are best served immediately after cooking and with a sauce of your choosing. The sauce for these gnocchi can be as simple as browned butter with fresh herbs like sage and rosemary, or a more traditional tomato or cream-based sauce.