Brown Butter Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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1 hour 30 minutes
Brown Butter Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is easier to make than you think! So light and so pillowy using just a few ingredients!


2 medium sweet potatoes

1/2 cup whole milk ricotta

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1 large egg

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves

1/2 cup shaved Parmesan


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pierce potatoes with a fork; place potatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool completely.

Cut in half; scoop flesh into a medium bowl and mash. Transfer 1 1/2 cups to a large bowl; stir in ricotta, Parmesan, egg, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms, being careful not to over-knead.

Working on a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 20-inch long rope, about 1-inch in diameter, sprinkling with additional flour as needed to prevent sticking. Using a sharp knife, cut each rope into 3/4-inch bite-size pieces; transfer to baking sheet.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; working in 3 batches, cook gnocchi until tender, stirring occasionally, about 4-6 minutes. Drain well and transfer to clean rimmed baking sheet.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add gnocchi and cook until golden brown and crisp, flipping once, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.

Melt butter in the skillet over low heat, 1 tablespoon at a time, until butter starts to foam. Add garlic and sage, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in gnocchi and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Serve immediately.


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