This dairy-free gnocchi is made from baked sweet potato. It takes a bit of effort, but the end result is well worth it. Perfect Winter “bowl food” that will impress family or guests!

Prep time
50 mins
Cook time
10 mins
6 serves


  • 1.5kg sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 cup white plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt

How to make:

  1. Toss sweet potato and garlic in oil and then arrange on oven tray. Bake in a moderate oven, 180°C, for 30 mins or until tender but not brown. Cool.
  2. Place cooled sweet potato and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Add pureed sweet potato, flours and salt to a medium bowl. Mix well until it’s a soft dough.
  4. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into 2cm wide rolls on a floured surface. Cut each roll into 2cm lengths. Repeat until all dough is done.
  5. Place cut gnocchi onto floured trays and indent with a fork.
  6. Bring a medium size pot of water on to boil. When boiling gently add 10-15 pieces of gnocchi at a time. When all the pieces of gnocchi have risen to the surface this means they are cooked. Remove and drain.
  7. Serve immediately with your favourite pasta sauce.


  • Refrigerate until ready to cook
  • Freeze on baking trays, then transfer to container and freeze for up to 2 months
  • Use either orange or purple sweet potato
This healthy recipe was created by the nutrition team at Sanitarium Health Food Company. You can find this one and hundreds more here.