This is such a yum dinner to have on a cozy January evening. This Gluten Free Gnocchi is healthy, filling, vegan and fun to make! I made this gnocchi with sweet potatoes and it is so cool! But the great thing about this gluten free gnocchi recipe is if you don’t have time to make the gnocchi, the tomato sauce is to die for and is amazing just with normal pasta! So lots of options for you!
how to shape gnocchi
Careful as you begin to shape the gnocchi that you don’t add too much flour or it will make the sweet potato batter tough. So to avoid tasteless gnocchi, add the flour a little bit at a time and if the dough is still quite wet keep adding a little more at a time.
rolling out the gnocchi
I found when rolling out the sweet potato gnocchi it was better to deal with smaller amounts of the batter at a time. Rolling small rope-like pieces makes the dough easier to manage. There is no race to get all the gnocchi in the pot at the same time, so you can take your time and go slowly, to make sure this gnocchi is a success.
If you don’t have a gnocchi board like me, I would say the best part of this process is getting to press your fork down on the gnocchi to form those impressionable little lines. It’s definitely not the most important step in the making of your own gnocchi but it’s maybe the most satisfying. You’ll have to let me know if you agree!
I knew when I was creating this dish that it would have one downside to it… It would NEVER be Picky Husband Approved. That is because my dear husband HATES (all caps are necessary) sweet potatoes. Whether it’s the texture or flavours he’s just a big hater. BUT we have the tomato sauce that I’ve paired with this gluten free gnocchi on pasta at least twice a month and he loves the sauce. So if there are some sweet potato haters in your life, just make this yum sauce with pasta and you’ll be good to go!
here are a few reasons why I love this gluten free gnocchi, so listen up!
- The fresh tomato sauce is truly comforting and a delight to bite into. Also, you feel pretty badass making your own pasta sauce from scratch.
- Making your own pasta sauce from scratch is pretty cool, but making your own gnocchi!! Well, that’s just a whole other level of coolness.
- This dish is veggie and herb overload, and I’m very happy about it. You might just become obsessed with making this for every Sunday night dinner.
is gnocchi gluten free?
Most gnocchi at restaurants isn’t gluten free. But that is the beauty of cooking from home, this time around it is gluten free and vegan! The gnocchi ends up being crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Paired with this homemade tomato sauce, you might just end up licking your bowl at the end- no judgment from me!