Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy Mushroom Sauce

I am a big fan of using “leftover” ingredients from my pantry. In fact, whenever I want to cook a certain recipe, I rarely have all the ingredients needed. Besides, I really like simplicity when it comes to cooking. What is better than playing with only few simple ingredients to create a tasty, nourishing meal?

I have to admit, I’ve never made Gnocchi myself before. So for my first Gnocchi, I wanted to use my favorite potatoes, sweet potatoes which happen to be a super food.

Recipe for 4 person:


  • 600g Sweet Potato (3 medium-sized)
  • 300g Wholemeal Flour
  • 1Tbsp ground Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Salt

Mushroom Sauce:

  • 400g Mushrooms
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 200ml Soya Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • Parsley for garnish

Ingredients needed


(1) Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small chunks. Boil for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Let cool.

Sweet Potatoes in pot

(2) Mix the chia or flax seeds with 3 Tbsp of water and let it sit of a few minutes. This will eventually turn into an egg-like consistency, allowing the potato and flour to stick together.

(3) Mash the sweet potatoes with a fork or use a ricer for a more professional result. Mix in the flour and salt and knead the dough well for 2-3 minutes.

Gnocchi dough

(4) Now form your Gnocchi. The best way is to make a dough roll (approximately the width of your thumb) and then cut off little squares. You can also use a fork to create ridges.

(4) Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Now put a few Gnocchi in the pot at a time They will float to the top after 2-4 minutes which means they’re ready to take out.

(5) While your Gnocchi are cooking, clean the mushrooms and cut them into pieces. Fry the mushrooms in the oil for about 5 minutes and add the soya cream, lemon, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally.


(6) Combine Gnocchi with mushroom sauce and serve. 🙂

Final dish: Sweet potato Gnocchi with creamy Mushroom Sauce

4 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy Mushroom Sauce”

  1. YES!!! I have been searching for this kind of recipe for the past 5 years. When I was in Israel, I had this dish and it was delicious! Thank you 😀 Would you be ok if I share this via reblog? I want to keep it accessible for trying on the regular 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on lifexperimentblog and commented:
    Hello there 🙂
    I HAD to reblog this Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy mushroom sauce recipe from http://www.ezentiallyfit.com This site is really new, but if this recipe is anything to judge by, there will be many great things to come.
    The story behind this reblog is: I was traveling in Israel years ago and as a mostly vegetarian / quite finicky eater finding the perfect meal proved challenging in some cases. Until that is, I discovered a dish a lot like this recipe! I think it was more sweet potato cheese ravioli with a cream mushroom sauce – but with a thick gnocchi -like texture, but it was SO GOOD and I’ve been on the hunt for a simplified version of this recipe that I actually have a chance of making myself. So you can imagine how excited I was when I came across this post!
    I hope you enjoy this as much as I am!

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