Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi


Gnocchi has been one of my favourite pastas for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I would push a chair up to the counter and make them with my Nonna…who made all the BEST food. This gluten free sweet potato gnocchi recipe is a take on Nonna’s gnocchi that fits with all my food allergy requirements.

Gnocchi is a traditional Italian food that is gaining in popularity. Not just because it is culturally rich food, it is also a nutritionally rich food, which can be utilized for many purposes.

While gnocchi is usually made with gluten-based flour, and sometimes even dairy, I have decided to make this recipe gluten free, as well as vegan. So you can enjoy this delicious meal regardless of your dietary preferences or necessities. Either way you have it, this gluten free sweet potato is still delicious and mouth-watering.

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So let’s start with the basics:

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi are small dumplings that are made by combining flour and potato and boiling them to make a type of pasta. It is a traditional Italian dish and can impart a wide amount of flavor with minimal effort. Using sweet potatoes, like we are doing today, also adds in a lot of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Recipe

My Favourite Gluten Free Flours

panckae mix
King Arthur Gluten Free Flour
Robin Hood Gluten Free Flour
Pamela’s Gluten Free Flour
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
panckae mix
King Arthur Gluten Free Flour
Robin Hood Gluten Free Flour
Pamela’s Gluten Free Flour
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
panckae mix
King Arthur Gluten Free Flour
Robin Hood Gluten Free Flour
Pamela’s Gluten Free Flour
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour

Tips for making the best gluten free sweet potato gnocchi:

  • If you find that boiled potatoes are making the gnocchi too mushy, bake your sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. This helps to reduce the amount of water in the finished product and helps them to stay together better.
  • Use a gluten free flour that can be used 1 to 1…which is what I did in this recipe.
  • The best way to find out if you have added enough flour is to make a couple of pieces and put them in a pot of boiling water. If they fall apart, add more flour. After you make your gluten free sweet potato gnocchi a few times you will be able to tell by how it feels.
  • Make sure that you add a ton of flavour to the end product. A delicious tomato or (vegan) butter sauce and many spices make this meal a delectable treat that you will want to eat time and time again.

Let me know if you try this gluten free sweet potato recipe and if you like it as much as I do. For what it is worth…my brother said it is the best thing I have ever made. 🙂 If you are looking for a delicious dessert recipe, check out my gluten free strawberry crumble recipe HERE.