Butternut and sweet potato gnocchi

Add grated Parmesan and fresh basil leaves and enjoy this vegetarian pasta.
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Recipe from: 5 February 2016
Preparation time: 25 min
Cooking time: 1h 30 min


  • 400
    sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 1
    large butternut, seeds removed and cut into 4
  • 140
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2
  • 1/4
    basil pesto
  • grated Parmesan
  • fresh basil to serve
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Place the sweet potatoes and butternut on a tray in the oven; allow to roast for 1 hour. Remove and allow to cool a little. Remove the flesh from the sweet potato and butternut and discard the skin, place in a bowl and mash finely.

Add the flour, egg, salt and nutmeg to the mixture, stir to combine and shape into a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface, knead for a minute, then cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter into a long, thin sausage shape and cut into 2cm slices. Press each piece lightly with the back of a fork to create indentations.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add the gnocchi and remove with a slotted spoon when they float to the surface. Set aside on a tray.

Heat butter in a large pan, add gnocchi, pan-fry till crispy and golden.

For the sauce:

Gently melt the mascarpone and stir through the basil pesto.

To serve:
Toss gnocchi in sauce, top with grated Parmesan and fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

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