Homemade sweet potato gnocchis with a creamy vegan sauce

Homemade sweet potato gnocchis with a creamy vegan sauce

These homemade sweet potato gnocchis are the ultimate comfort food. They’re gluten free, easy to make and incredibly delicious. Served with a creamy sauce made with spinach and cherry tomatoes, this recipe gives you a vegan balanced meal that has nothing to envy to the regular white flour gnocchis.

I lived in Italy for almost a year back in 2018. As a lifelong carb lover I found my happy place, I learned how to make delicious gnocchis and zucchini quiche from my italian flatmate (who is a strong advocate of his Nonna’s recipes) but that’s for another post. I also gained 7 kg of happiness but that’s for another post as well.

After all those lovely months of making unhealthy life choices, I decided to give it a twist and create a healthier version of gnocchis. These homemade gnocchis are made with sweet potato, oat flour and olive oil. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, in addition to giving a slightly sweet flavor to this recipe, while the oat flour is one of the healthiest grains and the number 1 choice of most nutritionists.

What goes with sweet potato gnocchi? As the pasta itself already has its flavor, I would go for a simple sauce. Spinach is a great idea, and the cherry tomatoes give this recipe a delicious touch of acidity, which brings up even more the other flavors. The oat cream I use is the “Oatly organic creamy oat” which you can easily find in many supermarkets.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into this homemade gnocchis recipe:

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1, 1/2 cups of oat flour
  • 1/2 of a medium sized sweet potato (or 1 cup of sweet potato puree)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Sauce:

  • 250 ml of oat cream
  • 200 gr of spinach
  • 250 gr of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Spices: salt and pepper, paprika, oregano

Instructions: how to make sweet potato gnocchis

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Slice the sweet potato and add it to the boiling water. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
  • Once cooked, strain the sweet potato slices and place them in a bowl.
  • Mash them till you get a smooth texture.
  • Sift the flour (do it, don’t be lazy, I’m watching you) and add it to the mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Knead till you get a non-sticky dough. If it’s still sticky, add some more flour and keep mixing.
  • Cut the dough in 4 equal pieces.
  • On a clean floured surface, shape the pieces of the dough into long “ropes” by rolling it with your hands. Cut them into 2-3 cm pieces. Then slide each piece on a fork and slighlty press them.
How to make homemade sweet potato gnocchis
  • Place them on a plate and set them aside. It’s time to make the sauce.
  • Preheat a pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Chop the garlic and add it to the pan, cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, salt, pepper, oregano and paprika and cook for another 4 or 5 minutes.
  • Add the oat cream and cook for another 3 minutes (while you cook the gnocchis)
  • After you added the oat cream to the pan, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the gnocchis. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes (they’re done when they come to the surface).
  • Add them to the sauce. Mix it all together.
  • Done! Time to enjoy this delicious homemade sweet potato gnocchis recipe.

Put them on a plate and enjoy!

Let me know in the comments if you tried it.

Below you’ll find the nutritional values of this recipe:

HOMEMADE SWEET POTATO GNOCCHIS WITH A CREAMY VEGAN SAUCE

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Healthy gnocchis, Healthy homemade gnocchis, Sweet potato Gnocchis, Vegan gnocchis, Vegan healthy gnocchis
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 664kcal

Ingredients

  • 1, 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 medium sized sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

  • 250 ml oat cream
  • 200 gr spinach
  • 250 gr cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper, paprika, oregano

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Slice the sweet potato and add it to the boiling water. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
  • Once cooked, strain the sweet potato slices and place them in a bowl.
  • Mash them till you get a smooth texture.
  • Sift the flour and add it to the mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Knead till you get a non-sticky dough. If it’s still sticky, add some more flour and keep mixing.
  • Cut the dough in 4 equal pieces.
  • On a clean floured surface, shape the pieces of the dough into long “ropes” by rolling it with your hands. Cut them into 2-3 cm pieces. Then slide each piece on a fork and slighlty press them.
    How to make homemade sweet potato gnocchis
  • Place them on a plate and set them aside. It’s time to make the sauce.
  • Preheat a pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Chop the garlic and add it to the pan, cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, the salt, pepper, oregano and paprika and cook for another 4 or 5 minutes.
  • Add the oat cream and cooik for another 3 minutes (while you cook the gnocchis)
  • After you added the oat cream to the pan, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the gnocchis. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes (they’re done when they come to the surface).
  • Add them to the sauce. Mix it all together.
  • Done! time to enjoy this delicious homemade sweet potato gnocchis recipe.
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