Sweet Potato Gnocchi

READY IN: 45mins




  • Pierce sweet potato skin with a fork in several places. Wet a paper towel, and place on a glass pie plate. Put sweet potato on the towel, then fold wet paper towel over top of it loosely. Place in microwave, and cook on high for 3 minutes. Turn potato over, cover again with the towel, and cook an additional 3 minutes. Test for tenderness. When potato can be easily pierced through with a fork, it is done. Cool slightly. Cut potato in half and cool a little more. Scoop out flesh into a measuring cup. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and sprinkle lightly with flour. Use about the same measurement of flour, starting with a little less. Work into a dough that is slightly sticky. Roll portions of the dough into about a 1"-round snake. Chop into about 1" chunks. Using well-floured fingers and board, roll each chunk into a little shell. (lots of youtube videos that show this technique). Place on cookie sheet in single layer to dry, until ready to cook. When ready to cook, boil a large pot of well-salted water. Drop gnocchi in, about a dozen at a time. When they rise to the top, cook for about 1 minute, then remove with a spider to the sauce. Keep warm.
  • Sauce: Heat oil in large frying pan. Saute onions until soft. Add mushrooms and cook for a few minutes. Add garlic - cook about 30 seconds. Splash in a little wine or water, and continue cooking on low. Add the tomatoes now, if using. Add salt, pepper and seasonings to your liking.
  • When gnocchi are ready, have pan on medium low heat. Add gnocchi to mushroom-onion mixture as they are done. Keep warm. Serve with grated Parmesan.