Butternut and sweet potato gnocchi

4 servings Prep: 25 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 30 mins
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Add grated Parmesan and fresh basil leaves and enjoy this vegetarian pasta.

By Food24 May 04 2015
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Ingredients (11)

400 g sweet potato — quartered
1 butternut — quartered
140 g flour
1 eggs — beaten
salt — just a pinch
nutmeg — grated
2 Tbs butter
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup pesto — basil
parmesan cheese — grated
fresh basil — to serve
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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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