Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce
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Gnocchi is an easy pasta dish to make at home, and with the addition of a classic fall staple like sweet potatoes, it becomes one of the easiest dishes to whip together for your Thanksgiving celebration.

2
Servings
1008
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • sweet potatoes
  • pinches of salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • egg
  • 2 1/2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2  sticks unsalted butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped sage

Directions

Make a well in the center of the potatoes and then using all of the flour, cover the potatoes. Place the egg in the center of the well and add the salt and nutmeg. Using a fork carefully incorporate all of the ingredients, just as you would make normal pasta. Once the egg is completely mixed in, bring the dough together and knead gently with the palm of your hands until a ball is formed. Continue kneading then another 3-4 minutes until the ball is dry to the touch.

Roll your ball shaped dough into a long ¾-inch in diameter strip and cut into ¾ of an inch to 1-inch pieces into boiling water and cook until they float to the top remove and place in ice bath. Allow them to sit in ice bath for at least a few minutes to completely cool and firm up. Drain from ice bath and toss with oil until ready to serve.

Place a sauté pan over medium-to-medium high heat and add hazelnuts. Sauté for 3 minutes until hazelnuts begin to turn slightly brown. This will release the oils in the nut and increase the flavor. Then add the butter and the sage and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper.

Add sweet potato gnocchi to pan with sauce and sauté for about 3 minutes or until heated through. Plate and serve.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
192g
100%
Protein
39g
85%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
463µg
100%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
388mg
55%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
98µg
100%
Sodium, Na
823mg
55%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
75g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.