Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Simple homemade sweet potato gnocchi made with 3 ingredients

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 1 hour 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings 1x


  • 1 medium-large sweet potato (about 1/2 lb)
  • 1 egg (can sub 1 flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour (can sub 1 cup regular AP flour)


  1. Peel the sweet potato and cut into large cubes
  2. Place sweet potato in a sauce pan with a little water and steam until soft enough to easily pierce with a fork – about 10 minutes
  3. Remove sweet potato from pan and place on a plate
  4. Place in the fridge for 1 hour until the sweet potato is completely cold
  5. Smash the cold sweet potato with a potato masher or the back of a fork
  6. Take 3/4 cup of the mashed sweet potato and place on a cutting board and shape into a ring (see chart below to see how you should do this)
  7. Crack an egg into the center of the  ring and whisk with a fork
  8. Mix the sweet potato and egg together
  9. Pour flour on top of the sweet potato and egg mixture
  10. Mix flour into the egg and sweet potato and knead until a smooth, even dough ball remains ***If using all-purpose flour add 1/2 cup of flour to the mixture first and knead. Then, add 1/4 cup of flour at a time and continue kneading the dough until an even dough forms – you should use close to 1 cup of flour total***
  11. Cut dough ball into quarters
  12. Take one quarter and place on a floured cutting board
  13. Roll into a long tube and cut 1″ gnocchi pieces from the tube
  14. Roll each piece on a pasta board or the back of a fork
  15. Repeat this process until all 4 quarters of the dough are used
  16. Boil salted water and add gnocchi to the boiling water
  17. Once the gnocchi floats to the top it is cooked
  18. Remove the gnocchi from the pot with a slotted spoon
  19. Enjoy the gnocchi boiled or pan fry by heating butter or oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the gnocchi in batches until browned on all sides


If you want to freeze this dough for later I recommend freezing after you cut into gnocchi, but before you cook.

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.