Thursday, 24 January 2013


Saw this Idea on , I remember when I was in Italy we enjoyed the fresh made Gnocchi that were sold in little markets on the streets, we topped it with fresh pesto or tomato sauce, it was so good! It has been almost 2 years since I last ate pasta ( although Gnocchi is usually made of potatoes and flour it kinda classifies in the same category for most people) This recipe was a sure success! My taste buds thanked me after all the hard work and I'm sure yours will too :)

My Gnocchi factory! Here is a snap shot before they were headed into the oven~

This recipe serves 3- 4 people



- 2 medium sweet potatoes ( NOT YAMS)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 yegg yolk
- Pinch of salt


- In a pot boil potatoes until fork tender ( about 20 min)
- Mash up potatoes and combine egg yolk, and coconut flour ( you can do this in the food processor for a more creamy texture)
- Put dough into a zip log bag ( or in this case I used a decorating piping bag )
- Place in fridge overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours to let it set up
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Pipe Gnocchi's onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake for 30 minutes or until they are lightly browned on top



- 2 Cups of grass fed ground beef
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 small handful of spinach
- 1 TSP Paprika
- 1 TSP cumin
- 1 TSP chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional 2-3 slices of prosciutto ham
- 1 egg


- In a large bowl whisk egg and add in all ingredients
- Using your hands combine well and roll mixture into small balls
- Place on baking sheet lined with parchment 
- Bake in oven at 425 Degrees F for 12 minutes, then flip and bake another 12 minutes ( until cooked all the way through)



- I can of crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste 
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves
- 1 small broccoli floret
- 1/2 white onion- 1 TSP oregano
- A few Fresh Basil leaves ( or u can use dried)
- Salt and pepper to taste


- In a sauce pan heat olive oil on medium heat, add in garlic and onions and sauté
- Next add in crushed tomatoes and paste ( you can use gluten free jarred tomato sauce if you have it)
- Add in all spiced 
- Put broccoli in and allow to cook for 2 - 3 minutes until tender
- Place over Gnocchi's and top with meat balls~!


  1. This looks really good and is making me hungry. Will try it sometime this week.

  2. This sounds like a great recipe to try! Making it tonight for sure!

  3. I just have to try this recipe! But when is the best time to buy sweet potatoes? I live in Denmark, and sweet potatoes isn't the most used ingredient.

    1. Hey Linnea! This recipe you could also try making it with Yams instead of sweet potatoes. Denmark is similar climate to where I am from, so I would think the harvest season for sweet potatoes would be early fall (september) . Hope you can find some to try this recipe :)