Vegan and Gluten Free Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi

are you in the mood for a vibrant and nourishing meal? look no further than this easy, delicious, and healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi!!

these little pillows of goodness are not only a breeze to make but also packed with flavor and goodness.

whether you have a dietary plan or just looking for a healthy and gluten free twist on classic gnocchi, this recipe has got you covered.

now, let’s talk about the star of this dish: purple sweet potatoes!!

beyond their vibrant hue and beautiful appearance, these colorful spuds come with a plethora of health benefits.

they are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which can help combat oxidative stress and inflammation.

purple sweet potatoes are also a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them a fantastic addition to your diet for better digestion, improved immune function, and overall well-being.

so, while you savor the deliciousness of this purple sweet potato gnocchi, you’ll also be treating your body to a healthy dose of nutritious goodness.

if you don’t have purple sweet potatoes on hand, don’t worry, you can easily substitute them with other varieties of sweet potatoes or yams.

the vibrant purple color of the potatoes in this recipe is visually striking, but the taste and texture can still be perfectly achieved with orange or white sweet potatoes.

they may not have the same vivid hue, but they will deliver a similarly delicious and creamy result.

so, feel free to experiment and adapt this recipe with the sweet potatoes you have available, and you’ll still enjoy a wholesome dish.

when it comes to vegan sauce options to elevate your purple sweet potato gnocchi, the possibilities are endless.

a classic choice is a simple garlic and olive oil sauce, which complements the gnocchi’s natural sweetness.

if you’re looking for a burst of flavor, try a homemade vegan pesto with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, and nutritional yeast.

for a creamy twist, a cashew-based alfredo sauce can be a decadent addition, or go for a robust tomato sauce with diced tomatoes, garlic, and aromatic herbs.

these vegan sauces not only add depth and character to your gnocchi but also make for a truly satisfying meal.

preparing this gnocchi is super easy, requiring only three simple ingredients. begin by boiling 2 and 1/2 cups of purple sweet potato until it’s tender.

once your sweet potato is cooked, mash it well. then, add 1 cup of gluten-free oat flour and 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot to create a dough.

now, the fun part: shape the dough into smaller portions and roll them into logs.

cut these logs into bite-sized pieces to form your delightful gnocchi. in a pot of boiling water, cook the gnocchi for a mere 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface.

finally, drain the gnocchi and sauté them in a pan with your preferred choice of oil like avocado or olive oil!

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Vegan and Gluten Free Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Recipe by MaryCourse: 10 Ingredients, Lunch u0026amp; Dinner


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2-4 servings depending on portion size (entree or side)


  • 2 and 1/2 cups mashed purple sweet potato (boil until tender)
    1 cup gluten-free oat flour
    2-3 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot
    1/2 tsp sea salt

  • NOTE: you can add other seasonings if desired

  • oil for sautéing


  • start by boiling 2 and 1/2 cups mashed purple sweet potato until tender. once the sweet potatoes are cooked, add 1 cup gluten-free oat flour and 2-3 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot to the potatoes.
  • mix the ingredients together to form a dough. try not to overmix because the gnocchi can become gummy. divide the dough into smaller portions and roll them into logs.
  • cut the logs into bite-sized pieces to create the gnocchi. bring a pot of water to a boil and add the gnocchi. cook for 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  • remove the gnocchi from the boiling water and drain. for optimal texture, sauté the gnocchi in olive oil or avocado oil for a few minutes until the outside is a little crispy.
  • serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

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