Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

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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
1528
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
91g
100%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
46g
100%
Cholesterol
262mg
87%
Protein
27g
54%
Carbs
156g
52%
Vitamin A
1560µg
100%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.6%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
37.9%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
8mg
39%
Vitamin K
150µg
100%
Calcium
261mg
26%
Fiber
14g
57%
Folate (food)
127µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
536µg
100%
Folic acid
241µg
N/A
Iron
12mg
67%
Magnesium
153mg
38%
Monounsaturated
32g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
55%
Phosphorus
385mg
55%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
938mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
61%
Sodium
406mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
3g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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