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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Pesto

I can't even call this a recipe. The pesto is homemade, but that's it! You could buy store-bought pesto and put this gnocchi together in the time it takes to boil water + 2-3 minutes.

If you aren't familiar with gnocchi (pronounced ñ-oh!-key), they are small, light potato dumplings that originated in Italy back in the good 'ole days of the Roman empire. Wiki says: "The word gnocchi means "lumps," and may derive from nocchio, a knot in wood, or from nocca - "knuckle"."

You can make your own gnocchi, but I found an egg-less sweet potato variety in the fresh pasta section of Whole Foods (near the cheese) - it's a lot easier than making them by hand! This whole dish, in fact, could not be easier - or faster. Boil water, toss some stuff together, done!

1 package gnocchi
Handful of sundried tomatoes, chopped

1. Boil a pot of salted water.
2. While the water is boiling, chop a handful of sundried tomatoes and mix them into your pesto.
3. Throw the gnocchi into the boiling water. When they float to the top, they're done. Takes about 2-3 minutes.
4. Toss the gnocchi in pesto. Gobble up!


  1. Delicious food and hot cooks...what more could I want in blog?

  2. I tried the recipe: delicious! Thank you for posting it! I'm a big fan of sweet potatoes, I recently wrote an article on their health benefits, check it out:


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