Sweet Potato Gnocchi (2 INGREDIENT RECIPE!)

I’ve been getting more and more into simplifying recipes and decreasing that ingredients list! This might be my new thing! …actually, I’ve always been a fan of short ingredients lists. Every time I look at a recipe and if the ingredients list looks too long, I look for something simpler.. Does anyone else do the same?

Anyway, I discovered this 2-ingredient sweet potato gnocchi recipe the other day and I just had to give it a try. I loved the way it turned out – it was soft and tender and a great gnocchi texture. If you haven’t heard of gnocchi, it’s a type of pasta or dumplings known for its soft texture and usually made with potatoes (among other things).

I decided to change up the recipe and switch up one of the ingredients from flour to OAT flour. I do this quite often with various recipes because oat flour is healthier than regular white flour.


2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

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Gnocchi ingredients (2 servings) –

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (1 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour or all purpose flour

Video (Written instructions below)


Instructions –

  1. Poke a few holes throughout the sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on a plate and microwave for 5-10 minutes until soft and tender.
  2. When the sweet potatoes have cooled enough to work with, slice each potato in half with a knife. On a big clean surface, scoop out all the contents of the potatoes and toss out the remaining skin. Mash the insides with a fork or a potato masher.
  3. Measure the sweet potatoes – it should add up to 1 cup. You can snack on the rest if you have any extra!
  4. Spread out the sweet potato in a thin layer onto your surface and evenly distribute the oat flour over the potato layer.
  5. Starting from one end, use your fingers to incorporate the potato and the flour together into a dough ball. Divide the dough ball into 4 pieces.
  6. Take each piece and roll into a thin, long log (about 1/2 inch wide). Cut the log into 1 inch pieces. Use a fork to press grooves into each gnocchi (to make it pretty, duh!).
  7. Boil water in a pot and add the gnocchi into the boiling water. Cook until the gnocchi pieces float to the surface of the water – it should only take a few minutes.
  8. Drain and add into pasta sauce. Enjoy!


Optional pasta sauce recipe

Ingredients –

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut in half or chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup water (more or less depending on you)
  • handful of spinach
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions –

  1. In a non-stick pan on medium-high heat, cook up the garlic for a few minutes (I used water, but feel free to use a little oil if preferred).
  2. Add tomatoes and crush them with your spatula.
  3. Add crushed red pepper, Italian herb seasoning and water and cook for a few minutes. Add in nutritional yeast and spinach.
  4. Salt & pepper to taste and add in the gnocchi when finished.
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