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
847
Calories Per Serving
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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
38g
54%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
113g
87%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
118mg
12%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
84µg
21%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
108mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
339mg
48%
Selenium, Se
24µg
44%
Sodium, Na
1884mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.