Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sauce

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.2
  • Total Fat: 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.9 mg
  • Sodium: 554.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    For the Gnocchi:
    2 pounds sweet potatoes
    2/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (do not use part skim--the fat holds the pasta together)
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1cup Bob's Red Mil Gluten Free Flour, plus 1/3 cup for the work surface
    1/4 cup hazelnut flour/meal

    For the Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter:
    1/2 cup salted butter (1stick)
    20 fresh sage leaves
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 tablespoons maple syrup
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Makes 8 servings or approximately 105 Gnocchi.

For the Gnocchi: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Pierce the sweet potato with a fork. Bake the sweet potatoes until tender and fully cooked, between 40 to 55 minutes depending on size. Cool slightly. Cut in half and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Mash the sweet potatoes and transfer to a large measuring cup to make sure the sweet potatoes measure about 2 cups.

Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes back to the large bowl. Add the ricotta cheese, salt, cinnamon, and pepper and blend until well mixed. Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms. Lightly flour a work surface and
place the dough in a ball on the work surface.

Divide the dough into 6 equal balls. Roll out each ball into a 1-inch wide rope. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces. Roll the gnocchi over the tines of a fork. Transfer the formed gnocchi to a large baking sheet. Continue with the remaining gnocchi.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the gnocchi in 3 batches and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the gnocchi using a slotted spoon onto a baking sheet. Tent with foil to keep warm and continue with the remaining gnocchi.

For the Brown Butter sauce: While the gnocchi are cooking melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted add the sage leaves. Continue to cook, swirling the butter occasionally, until the foam subsides and the milk solids begin to brown. Remove the pan from the heat.

Stir in the cinnamon, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Careful, the mixture will bubble up. Gently stir the mixture. When the bubbles subside, toss the cooked gnocchi in the brown butter. Transfer the gnocchi to a serving dish and serve imediately.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CELIACCHRIS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simply delicious! I live in Italy and this is something new to prepare for the family lunches in sunday! - 12/4/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This didn't make up like expected. Dough was too soft. We couldn't taste the sweet potato. But the Butter Sauce was wonderful. I plan to modify the recipe and try again. - 3/7/08

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    Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I want to try this...think it might be good with sauteed spinach and bacon and sprinkled with parmesan cheese...a bit of a complex recipe, perhaps, but it sounds good. - 11/24/07

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    Delicious recipe. - 3/20/21

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    What a great way to eat sweet potatoes. - 7/9/20