Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan

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After trying the potato gnocchi, I wanted to try sweet potato gnocchi. I added some kale and Parmesan cheese, it is really delicious and super healthy. Here is my recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan.

Why is sweet potato so healthy?

You might think that the sweet potato is related to the potato because they have the same shape and the same texture, but they are not! The sweet potato is native to South America. Today, sweet potato is absolutely in trend because it’s super easy to prepare and is very good for health.

Compared to the traditional potato, sweet potato tastes sweeter. In terms of nutrition, it is especially rich in vitamin A or beta-carotene, good for the skin, memory and helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan

How to prepare homemade sweet potato gnocchi?

The recipe for homemade sweet potato gnocchi is very simple, just make a mashed sweet potato and mix it with flour. Note that there are two different ways to cook the sweet potato for a mash.

Cooking sweet potato in water

For cooking in water, peel and cut the shower potato into cubes then cook it in boiling water for about 20 minutes. Then, all you have to do is drain the sweet potato and crush it.

This technique is quite fast, however requires a little more flour in the dough to be able to work it better.

Recipe if cooked in water

  • 650 g sweet potato
  • 300 g flour
  • 50 g grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 6 g of salt

Cooking sweet potato in the oven

The other possibility is to cook the sweet potato in the oven. Don’t peeling it, just prick it with a fork. In this case, it should be cooked for about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the sweet potato at 175 ° C (on baking paper).

You must then peel the sweet potato and crush it. This technique takes longer, but since baking in the oven dries out the sweet potato, you can reduce the amount of flour in the gnocchi dough (150 g instead of 300 g).

In this recipe, I added Parmesan and an egg in the gnocchi dough. For a vegan version, you can simply bake the sweet potato in the oven, mash it with only flour and mashed sweet potatoes.

Recipe for baking (vegan):

  • 650 g sweet potato
  • 150 g flour
  • 6 g of salt

If you want to make this recipe with normal potato gnocchis, here is my recipe for Homemade Gnocchi without Equipment.

Shape the gnocchi

To shape the gnocchi take a good spoonful of dough and form a sausage about 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Do not hesitate to flour your work surface to prevent the dough from sticking too much.

Then cut the sausage into small 1 cm sections.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Shape the sweet potato gnocchi

Boil water and put the gnocchi directly to cook. As soon as they rise to the surface, they are cooked. You can drain them and set them aside in a bowl of cold water while you cook the rest.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Cook the sweet potato gnocchi in water

Then, you can brown them in a pan as in the following recipe or prepare them as a gratin or simply with a pesto sauce (see my recipe for Homemade Almond Pesto) or a tomato sauce.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan

Recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan

For about 4 portions you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

For the sweet potato gnocchi

  • 650 g sweet potato
  • 300 g flour
  • 50 g grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 6 g of salt

For the kale and parmesan gnocchi

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 50 g of parmesan
  • 10 ml of cold water
  • Herbs: Thyme, Rosemary
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Have a look at my video on my YouTube channel.

Preparation

Step 1: The sweet potato gnocchi dough

Peel the sweet potato and cut it into cubes. Cook in boiling water for about 20 minutes. (Another possibility: baking in the oven, see above .

Drain and mash the mashed sweet potato. In a bowl, pour the flour, salt, Parmesan, mashed sweet potatoes and egg. Mix well to form a dough.

Step 2: Shape the gnocchi

To shape the gnocchi take a good spoonful of dough and form a sausage about 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Do not hesitate to flour your work surface to prevent the dough from sticking too much.

Then cut the sausage into small 1 cm sections.

Boil water and put the gnocchi directly to cook. As soon as they rise to the surface, they are cooked. You can drain them and set them aside in a bowl of cold water while you cook the rest.

Step 3: Kale and Parmesan Gnocchi

Heat a little oil in a pan and brown the gnocchi. Add the finely chopped garlic and herbs. Add salt and pepper. Sauté until the gnocchi are lightly golden.

Remove and set aside.

Remove the stems from the kale and cut the leaves into pieces. Sauté them in the pan with a little olive oil. Add the water, just a little to keep the kale crunchy but not crisp!

Once the water has evaporated, add the gnocchi. Readjust the seasoning (salt and pepper) if necessary. Grate Parmesan and serve immediately.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Ingredients for sweet potato gnocchi
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Sweet potato gnocchi dough
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Shape the sweet potato gnocchi
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Cook the sweet potato gnocchi in water
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Brown the gnocchi in the pan
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Add the kale
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan
Add the parmesan

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan

After trying the potato gnocchi, I wanted to try sweet potato gnocchi. I added some kale and Parmesan cheese, it is really delicious and super healthy. Here is my recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Parmesan.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main course
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 576 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the sweet potato gnocchi

  • 650 g sweet potato
  • 300 g flour
  • 50 g grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 6 g of salt

For the kale and parmesan gnocchi

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 50 g of parmesan
  • 10 ml of cold water
  • Herbs: Thyme Rosemary
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

Step 1: The sweet potato gnocchi dough

  • Peel the sweet potato and cut it into cubes. Cook in boiling water for about 20 minutes. (Another possibility: baking in the oven, see above .
  • Drain and mash the mashed sweet potato. In a bowl, pour the flour, salt, Parmesan, mashed sweet potatoes and egg. Mix well to form a dough.

Step 2: Shape the gnocchi

  • To shape the gnocchi take a good spoonful of dough and form a sausage about 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Do not hesitate to flour your work surface to prevent the dough from sticking too much.
  • Then cut the sausage into small 1 cm sections.
  • Boil water and put the gnocchi directly to cook. As soon as they rise to the surface, they are cooked. You can drain them and set them aside in a bowl of cold water while you cook the rest.

Step 3: Kale and Parmesan Gnocchi

  • Heat a little oil in a pan and brown the gnocchi. Add the finely chopped garlic and herbs. Add salt and pepper. Sauté until the gnocchi are lightly golden.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Remove the stems from the kale and cut the leaves into pieces. Sauté them in the pan with a little olive oil. Add the water, just a little to keep the kale crunchy but not crisp!
  • Once the water has evaporated, add the gnocchi. Readjust the seasoning (salt and pepper) if necessary. Grate Parmesan and serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 576kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 24gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1114mgPotassium: 1008mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 29908IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 462mgIron: 6mg
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