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 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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