Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

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You’ll never have shop bought gnocchi again after making this sweet potato version! It’s really simple to make and tastes AH-MAZING!!! Before you know it you’ll have polished the whole lot off and be wanting more of this delicious dinner.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

Some people don’t get the texture of gnocchi, but personally I think that little pillow entering your mouth filled with heaps of flavour is one of the best things ever. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had bad gnocchi in the past – some can be boring or soggy or bland as hell! But cooked just right, slathered in a delicious sauce… gnocchi is a winner.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

Dean and I have experienced lots of gnocchi over the past few years in our trips to Italy. In my opinion the best gnocchi are the ones where there’s still a bit of bite to them. Being totally honest I’ve never made gnocchi before and I was quite scared how it would work out, especially using sweet potato rather than normal.

Dean on the other hand made it once before and it was a DISASTER! 😂 His advice was to make sure that the potato is not lumpy!

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

So off I went to the kitchen and got everything ready to make my very first gnocchi! Everything was going really well and the dough came together beautifully! So far I was really chuffed and thought “it actually looks like gnocchi”! Dean arrived home and as soon as he saw them his response was “WOW!”. I was still a little nervous as we hadn’t cooked them and thought they could end up like a soggy pillow 😂.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

Everything came together and we were both dying to try a mouthful. I went first and I think the smile on my face said it all, they were bloody delicious! I was chuffed that they’d turned out to be a success 😊.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

We don’t eat much potato generally these days. Dean is a bit of a fuss pot when it comes to it, they either have to be covered in a sauce, roasted or mashed with a whole tub of butter! Yes he is right when he says they taste better that way, but my waistline wouldn’t hold up if I ate like that all the time! I on the other hand love a simple boiled or jacket potato.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

Trying to keep things a little healthier we try to substitute sweet potato instead or normal potato where we can. And with this time of year and the autumn months being prime time with squashes and sweet potatoes I bought a massive pack – I just love how it gives any dish vibrancy and colour. Personally think the sweet potato gave this gnocchi dish loads more flavour and really worked well with the chives and parmesan.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

Dean is a meat freak and has to have it with everything so I decided to serve the gnocchi with herby sausages. It gave the dish another element to contrast the sweet gnocchi and I really enjoyed it. The sage leaves were another additional flavour and texture that finished the dish off nicely.

Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage

TIP: Have a play around – you can always leave the meat out or add bacon or chorizo. Make it your own and let me know what did in the comments below! 😊

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Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage
Making your own gnocchi is EASY and FUN! Once you've had this buttery sweet potato gnocchi you'll never have shop bought again!
Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage
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Course Mains
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Ingredients
Gnocchi
Butter sauce
Course Mains
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Gnocchi
Butter sauce
Buttery Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sausage
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / 350°F / gas 4.
  2. Prick your sweet potato with a sharp knife and put them in the oven for about 30 minutes or until soft.
  3. Once your sweet potato are cooked leave them to cool for 5-10 minutes until they are ok to handle. With a spoon scrape the filling into a bowl.
  4. Add a splash of milk to your potato and mash until smooth.
  5. Add the salt, parmesan and chives then mix into the sweet potato mash. Season with black pepper.
  6. Sift the flour into your mixture, using a fork gather the mixture together forming a dough. Using your hands form a dough ball.
  7. Cut your dough ball into quarters and then each quarter in half again.
  8. Dust your work surface with flour then roll into a long sausage about an inch thick. Cut up using a sharp knife into inch size pieces.
  9. Place the gnocchi pieces on a sheet of baking paper dusted with flour so that they don't stick.
  10. Add a little bit of oil to a frying pan on a medium heat. Add the sage leaves, they will crisp up in no time. Take them out place them onto a piece of kitchen roll, this will soak the excess oil.
  11. Cook your sausages in a pan then slice them into rings.
  12. Now for the sauce. Add the butter to a frying pan and once it has melted add the garlic, then give it a good stir, cook for one minute.
  13. Add the stock and bring to the simmer, then add the crème fraîche and keep stirring. Season with black pepper and bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer.
  14. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add your gnocchi, when they rise to the top they are ready. This should take about 3-4 minutes. Spoon them into your buttery sauce and give a good stir but be gentle. Add the sausage.
  15. Serve into pasta bowls and sprinkle with crispy sage leaves. Enjoy!
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Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy and I have always been into eating great food! I love all types of food (apart from bananas - yuck!) and am a big fan of enjoying everything in moderation - so yes I do eat naughty stuff too! My motto is to enjoy life and live it to the full which comes down to traveling all around the world experiencing different adventures - usually involving food!

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