5 from 1 vote
Sweet Potato and Kale Gnocchi with Burnt Butter Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Sweet Potato and Kale Gnocchi with Browned Butter Sauce is the perfect comfort food for a rainy night. Involve the kids in rolling the gnocchi and they will happily eat their greens

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 496 kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies
  • 1 lb potatoes I used one desiree and two sweet potatoes
  • 4 oz kale (weight after any stems have been removed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino
  • 1/2 cup good quality butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Fresh chives and shaved pecorino to serve
  1. Peel and boil the potatoes until tender. Drain, keeping the water
  2. Place kale in a bowl, pour over the water from the potatoes and leave for a couple minutes to wilt
  3. Drain the kale and use a dish cloth to remove as much water as possible
  4. Finely chop the kale and add to the potatoes. Mash both together
  5. Gently mix in three-quarters of the flour, egg, salt and pecorino and work it into a smooth mound. Stop adding the flour when it is slightly sticky but firm.
  6. Flour your bench and take a quarter of the potato mixture and roll it into a sausage shape. Cut the desired sized gnocchi from the mixture
  7. Just before cooking the gnocchi combine the butter and garlic in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until butter is lightly browned, stirring occasionally and skimming foam as necessary. Add pepper to taste and remove from heat
  8. Cook the gnocchi in a large pot of salted water. When the gnocchi has risen to the surface remove with a strainer and place into an oiled bowl
  9. Drizzle browned butter sauce over the gnocchi, add a sprinkling of shaved pecorino and some freshly snipped chives
Recipe Notes

Be careful not to overwork the dough or your gnocchi will become chewy. If you incorporate all the ingredients lightly it should end up light and fluffy.
If you have a potato ricer use this to mash the potatoes as it will make the gnocchi even lighter. I didnt use one though and they were still great.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Kale Gnocchi with Burnt Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16.1g101%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 312mg14%
Carbohydrates 56.8g19%
Fiber 8.8g37%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 10.4g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.