How to Cook Sweet Potato Gnocchi

by Jerome Moss


  • 4 sweet potatoes/yams
  • 18 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmasean
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2-3 cups flour
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This recipe makes a lot of gnocchi. I froze half if the dough for later.. Rinse and dry the potato to get rid if any lose dirt.

    Step 2

    Grab a fork and...

    Step 3

    Go all Jason voorhees/ Michael Myers and Freddy krueger on the potatoes. Pierce them all over so the steam releases in the microwave

    Step 4

    Pop them in the microwave, I did 5 minutes a side followed by another 4 a side.... You can also bake them in the oven. I didn't have the time though

    Step 5

    The ricotta

    Step 6

    Grab a sieve

    Step 7

    Put the ricotta in the siege and let it hang out to let any extra water drain from the cheese

    Step 8

    After you pull the potatoes from the microwave cut them in half and let them cool completely, roughly about 30-45 minutes

    Step 9

    Then scoop all the insides into a bowl

    Step 10

    Mash it up pretty well once it's cooled

    Step 11

    Add the ricotta and mix it together

    Step 12

    Like so

    Step 13

    Grab your Parm, if you have a block of cheese it's always better, I was just on a time crunch.

    Step 14

    Toss it in

    Step 15

    Add your salt, pepper and nutmeg... I used white pepper so that I didn't have black flecks running through the gnocchi. And always grab whole nutmeg and grate it fresh.

    Step 16

    Like so

    Step 17

    Once they are in the bowl mix it up

    Step 18

    Like so!

    Step 19

    Get a pot of water on to boil and as I always say, salt the water!

    Step 20

    Now take your flour, you can use white or in my case I used whole wheat. When mixing it in, scoop only a half cup at a time and fully combine. The amount will vary on how much you use.

    Step 21

    Half cup at a time

    Step 22

    You want a lose dough, still a bit sticky and holds it's shape

    Step 23

    Now flour your work surface, I started with a cutting board and moved to the counter because it was easier

    Step 24

    Flour the top of the dough and knead it a bit. I cut the over all dough in half and then the halves in fourths.

    Step 25

    Looking good!

    Step 26

    Roll the dough out into a thin foot or so long, log. Probably and inch thick at most

    Step 27

    Take knife and cut then into small bite size pieces, half inch thick at most

    Step 28

    Now the hard part. Unless you have an expensive board, just for gnocchi. Use a fork to make grooves, doesn't have to be beautiful, but just have grooves. It holds the sauce on the gnocchi.

    Step 29

    Like so

    Step 30

    Now do this in batches, don't overcrowd the pot or they will stick together. Drop them in and when they float they are down. Simple enough! Only takes about 2 minutes or so.

    Step 31

    Boom they float. Drain them on a towel to absorb excess water. At this point they are done. You can make them in whatever sauce you like.

    Step 32

    I sautéed onion and garlic with some basil, rosemary and sage (mostly sage) in olive oil and a few tbls of butter. Then cooked some sausage and tossed it all together.

    Step 33

    If you have any questions on the sauce let me know, you can use any red sauce, pesto whatever you like. Thanks for stopping by, hit the like button and check out my FB the love of culinary creations