Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

May 7, 2017
: 2 adults & 2 baby serves
: 10 min
: 10 min
: 20 min
: Easy

Sweet Potato Gnocchi is a great first food for bub doing Baby Led Weaning from 6mo+ they are easy to pick up, healthy, soft texture and great for the whole family.


  • 4x medium Sweet Potatoes (peeled, cut up into pieces, then boiled or steamed)
  • 1x egg
  • 2x cups plain flour
  • When Gnocchi is ready to fry:
  • 1x handful of fresh sage (or dried sage)
  • 4x tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Step 1 Boil or steam your sweet potatoes (i peeled, cut them into pieces, then steamed/boiled them for 10minutes) until soft.
  • Step 2 Once sweet potato is cooked, remove from heat and let them cool down.
  • Step 3 Once cool, on a plate mash the potato until no lumps, then combine 1x egg.
  • Step 4 Mixing with your hands, gradually add the plain flour until your mixture forms a dough.
  • Step 5 Roll the dough into 4 balls. Take 1 ball at a time and roll it into a long sausage shape about 3cm thick.
  • Step 6 Once you have the sausage shape, chop 2cm pieces until you have lots of squares. Put your finger in the middle ย (on top) of each piece of gnocchi to great the shape. (repeat and do the same with the other 3 dough balls)
  • Step 7 To cook straight away, bring a pan of water to the boil and drop in the gnocchi. Once it floats to the surface remove.
  • Step 8 Fry the Gnocchi in butter and chopped sage until lightly golden brown.
  • Step 9 Note: feel free to add vegetables or any sort of protein to yourย gnocchi dish. We added spinach, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes cut in halfโ€ฆ you name it!
  • Step 10 To Freeze and re-cook: lay the uncooked cut up pieces of gnocchi onto baking paper in a large zip lock bag or container and freeze. Can last a few months in the freezer. Note: to cook the frozen uncooked gnocchi, simply take the gnocchi out of the freezer and place into a pan of boiled water and cook straight away. Once it floats to the surface remove. Fry the Gnocchi in butter and chopped sage until lightly golden brown.

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