Gnocchi with sweet potato and pine nuts

June 11, 2022 (Last Updated: June 8, 2022)
Gnocchi with sweet potato & pine nuts

Gnocchi with sweet potato and pine nuts

A buttery, sweet sensation with a touch of fresh. Try this quick and easy Gnocchi recipe for your next effortless dinner.

HANDS-ON TIME 30 min | TOTAL TIME 30 min | SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 800 grams orange sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1cm pieces 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 grams potato gnocchi 
  • 150 grams butter
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh sage 
  • 60 grams baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup flaked parmesan 
  • 50 grams toasted pine nuts

 

METHOD

PREHEAT the oven to 200°C. 

COMBINE sweet potato and 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a shallow baking dish and season. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender. 

MEANWHILE, cook potato gnocchi in a pot of salted boiling water until the gnocchi floats to the surface. Drain. 

MELT butter in a frying pan with the remaining olive oil. Add tomatoes and sage and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tomato softens slightly and butter is lightly browned.

COMBINE gnocchi, sweet potato and tomato mixture with the baby spinach leaves, flaked parmesan and roasted pine nuts in a bowl. Season well and serve.

 

<FOOD TEAM TIP > Substitute the pine nuts for walnuts or pecans, they pair brilliantly with the sage and butter.

Gnocchi with orange sweet potato and pine nuts

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 800 grams orange sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1cm pieces 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 grams potato gnocchi 
  • 150 grams butter
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh sage 
  • 60 grams baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup flaked parmesan 
  • 50 grams toasted pine nuts

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 200°C. 

2

Combine sweet potato and 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a shallow baking dish and season. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender. 

3

Meanwhile, cook potato gnocchi in a pot of salted boiling water until the gnocchi floats to the surface. Drain. 

4

Melt butter in a frying pan with the remaining olive oil. Add tomatoes and sage and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tomato softens slightly and butter is lightly browned.

5

Combine gnocchi, sweet potato and tomato mixture with the baby spinach leaves, flaked parmesan and roasted pine nuts in a bowl. Season well and serve.

 

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