[This post was sponsored by Culinary Hill. All opinions are my own.]
I was just about to start writing up this blog post when Aldo looked over my shoulder, saw the photos, and asked, ”What are you going to write about these? Are you just going to write ‘gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi‘?”
Hahaha no. Luckily for you I will not write the word ‘gnocchi’ 300+ times, even though that is how I felt when I was making the gnocchi and eating it. 🙂
Have you ever made your own pasta or gnocchi? It is strangely therapeutic! I love watching the flour and liquid part mix together – it looks like it will never come together and then all of a sudden it does and it feels so satisfying. I love kneading the dough, adding more flour bit by bit until a smooth elastic dough forms and it no longer sticks to your fingers. I love rolling out the dough, and in the case of gnocchi cutting it into small even pieces and gently pressing it with a fork. I love how quickly gnocchi cooks in boiling water and rises to the top. I love biting into freshly made pasta knowing that I made it myself and didn’t buy pasta in a box.
So anytime I am craving gnocchi and have a few extra minutes, it is always worth it to make it from scratch!
I put a little twist on the classic gnocchi this time by using sweet potato instead of regular potato, and I think it turned out so great! The color of the Sweet Potato Gnocchi is lovely and the subtle sweetness is wonderful. After making the sweet potato gnocchi, I tossed it in a simple garlic sage olive oil and the combination of flavors was pretty amazing. I love sage paired with sweet potato. This sweet potato gnocchi can also be served with any pasta sauce you would use for regular gnocchi – I think it would look gorgeous in an Alfredo sauce.
If you end up making this Sweet Potato Gnocchi, I would love to see a comment about how you served it – whether you tried the garlic sage olive oil or used another sauce.
I made this Sweet Potato Gnocchi on the Culinary Corner bamboo cutting board, which I am so glad I got to try out! This cutting board is double sided: one side has grooves to catch any juices from slicing fruits and vegetables, and the other side has a ruler and circles to help with measurement. The ruler side was perfect for measuring out even pieces for the gnocchi. The cutting board is oversized and was great for rolling out the dough on the board instead of on the counter.
The all natural bamboo cutting board is available from Amazon here, and Culinary Corner is offering a $5 discount for my readers using the promo code VYXM-RRCNPJ-HKNPQ6.